Wissahiccon Club of Chestertown v Independent Club of Chestertown on 30 March 1867

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Date of Game Saturday, March 30, 1867 4/6/1867
Location Chestertown, MD, United States
Field  Add Field Page Court House
Home Team Wissahiccon Club of Chestertown
Away Team Independent Club of Chestertown
Score 97 - 15
Description

Kent News 4/6/1867. Reported as a "social game." Not specified as NY Game but 9/29/1866 The Easton Gazette reported,

The young men of Easton and its vicinity favorable to the organization of a Base Ball Club in this place will please meet at the Court House on Saturday, the 29th inst., at 10 o'clock A.M. The object of the formation of this club will be to improve physically, its members and give social standing and representation in the Base Ball Association of Baltimore.

The Baltimore Association played by NY rules and baseball activity proliferated on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the Spring of 1867. See also William Ridgely Griffith, "Amateur Base Ball in Maryland: 1858-1871." {Baltimore 1897} p. 49 for the 4 Eastern Shore teams that were accepted into the Association. The Avalanche of Cecil, A.J. Pennington; the Chesterfield of Queen Anne, J.H. Thompson; the Dorchester of Milton, B.H. Woodgood, John O. Skinner; and the Excelsior of Sudlersville, S.S. Goodland, E.B. Price.

The completion of several railroads seemed to coincide with the sudden popularity.

Wissahiccon a club of Washington College

Sources

Kent News, April 6, 1867

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Found by Marty Payne
First in Location Chestertown, MD
Players Locality Local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia



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