Wawasset Club of Wilmington

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Nick Name Wawasset
Earliest Known Date Monday, April 2, 1866
Location Wilmington, DE, United States

The New York Clipper, April 14, 1866, reports the formation of the Wawasset Base Ball Club of Wilmington on the 2nd inst, with C. H. Lounsbury elected president..

The New York Clipper, June 23, 1866 reports that the Wawasset defeated the Itasca (of Philadelphia?) June 6th 55-31.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12, 1867 and Aug. 2, 1867, reports on a three game match for the state championship of Delaware between the Diamond State BBC and Wawasset clubs of Wilmington. The Wawasset BBC won the first game, the 2nd was won by Diamond State 40-29 on July 11, and the third game, in Wilmington on Aug. 1, resulted in a forfeit by Diamond State when they tried to bring in some Philadelphia ringers and the umpire refused to let them play.




The New York Clipper, April 14, 1866

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1867 1 Played 0 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1867-07-11 Wilmington DE Diamond State Base Ball Club of Wilmington Wawasset Club of Wilmington 40 - 29 Wilmington, DE Bruce Allardice

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Wawasset Grounds 1866

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