Union Club of St. Louis

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Nick Name Union
Earliest Known Date 1859
Location St. Louis, MO, United States
Nine Class Senior

Jeff Kittel, in Morris, "Base Ball Pioneers" p. 291 says this club was probably organized in 1860, and reorganized after the war. It played at Lafayette Park

The Daily Missouri Democrat (of St. Louis), Oct. 8, 1860 reports that the Union will play the Lone Star today, on the Empire Club grounds. Same June 25, 1868 says the Union Club was formed in 1859 by high schoolers. Asa W. Smith was the first president.


The Daily Missouri Democrat (of St. Louis), Oct. 8, 1860, June 25, 1868


An article on early St. Louis baseball in "The Sporting News" Nov. 2, 1895 says the Union Club defeated the Empire BBC 15-14 in Dec., 1859, hen lost to the Empire 15-14 on New Years Day, 1860. The two clubs played four times 1860-61, the Union winning two 53-15 and 30-17, and losing two 9-21 and 20-24. [ba]

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Found by Jeffrey Kittel
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location St. Louis, MO

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1860 1 Played 1 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1861 1 Played 0 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied
1862 2 Played 1 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1860-10-08 St. Louis MO Union Club of St. Louis Lone Star Club of St. Louis 41 - 23 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1861-09-28 St. Louis MO Commercial Jr. Club of St. Louis Union Club of St. Louis 31 - 10 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1862-05-14 St. Louis MO Empire Club of St. Louis Union Club of St. Louis 53 - 15 Bob Tholkes
Ballgame 1862-06-07 St. Louis MO Union Club of St. Louis Palmetto Club of St. Louis 20 - 18 Bob Tholkes

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Lafayette Park 1860s

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