Union Club of Freeport

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Nick Name Union
Earliest Known Date 1865
Location Freeport, IL, United States
Nine Class Senior

The Freeport Daily Journal, Aug. 29, 1866: "Base Ball Match. Star vs. Union. The Return Game." The Star won 37-27 four weeks ago. But on "Wednesday last" "on the grounds of the Star, in the rear of Mrs. Swett's residence" the Union won 28-26. The article gives a box score for both games.

The Freeport Daily Journal, April 3, 1867, reports that the "Union Base Ball Club of this city" just elected John Lewis president. Notes that the Union claims to be the junior champion of Freeport, having won 4 of 6 games last year against the Star of Freeport and the Farmers on Winnebago.

The Freeport Daily Journal, Aug. 21, 1867, reports that the Empires beat the Union 33-16 on the Union grounds. Gives a box score.

 Same June 30, 1869 notes that the Union beat "a nine of the old Empires" 29-14 on Monday afternoon.

The Freeport Daily Journal, July 20, 1870: "Base Ball. 'Unions' of Freeport vs. 'Potter Palmers' of Chicago." The Unions "waxed" the Chicagoans 32-12 on the Union grounds in Freeport.




The Freeport Daily Journal, Aug. 29, 1866

The National Pastime, 2023 SABR 51

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1868 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1868 Orangeville IL Union Club of Freeport Lightfoot Club of Monroe Orangeville, IL Bruce Allardice

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