Washington Club of Brooklyn

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Nick Name Washington
Earliest Known Date Wednesday, July 18, 1855
Location Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

"Long Island.  Williamsburg Intelligence. Washington Base Ball Club. 

"The Club organized at the house of Mr. Geo. Butler, in North Second-street, on Wednesday afternoon.  [Officers -- Thomas Eames, Pres; John Boyce, VP; Arthur Bassett, Sec'y; E. F. Rile, Treas;Directors Daniel Brooks, Sylvanus Bedell, and Thomas Marian.]

"The object of the organization if for the purpose of practicing base bll playing, which is getting to be a very fashionable amusement in this portion of the city.  The ground selected for playing is the lot formerly used by a Cricket Ball Club, at the junction of North-road and Bushwick avenue.  The Club practiced on Wednesday for the first time."

 

Sources

New York Times, July 20, 1855

Also NYST 550804

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Found by Richard Hershberger
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.

Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1855 3 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1858 4 Played 1 Won 3 Lost 0 Tied

Ballgames

Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1855-07-31 Brooklyn Brooklyn NY Washington Club of Brooklyn Washington Club of Brooklyn 22 - 18 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1855-08-03 Brooklyn Brooklyn NY Washington Club of Brooklyn Washington Club of Brooklyn 31 - 19 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1855-08-08 Brooklyn Brooklyn NY Washington Club of Brooklyn Washington Club of Brooklyn Craig Waff
Ballgame 1858-07-07 Greenpoint Brooklyn NY Jackson Club of Brooklyn Washington Club of Brooklyn 37 - 9 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1858-08-04 Brooklyn Brooklyn NY Washington Club of Brooklyn Arctic Club of Brooklyn 35 - 22 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1858-08-13 Brooklyn Brooklyn NY Phenix Club of Brooklyn Washington Club of Brooklyn 29 - 13 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1858-09-17 Brooklyn Brooklyn NY Phenix Club of Brooklyn Washington Club of Brooklyn 27 - 9 Craig Waff

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Players

Player Years Roles Edit Association with Club
Arthur Bassett (Secretary) 1855 Founder, Member, Initial Officer
Daniel Brooks (Director) 1855 Founder, Member, Initial Officer
E. F. Rile (Sec'y) 1855 Founder, Member, Initial Officer
John Boyce (VP) 1855 Founder, Member, Initial Officer
Sylvanus Bedell (Director) 1855 Founder, Member, Initial Officer
Thomas Eames (President) 1855 Founder, Member, Initial Officer
Thomas Marian (Director) 1855 Founder, Member, Initial Officer

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Playing Fields

Field Years Edit Association with Club
Former Cricket Club field, North Road and Bushwick Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 1855

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