Yokohama Base Ball Club

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Nick Name Yokohama
Earliest Known Date 1876
Location Yokohama, Japan
Nine Class Senior

"A Record of the Principal Sports at Hongkong and the Open Ports..." (1877) p. 231 gives the roster of the Yokohama BBC, N. J. Stone, president, J. S. Van Buren, Sec/Treas, H. W. Denson, captain. They played the Tokio [sic] BBC Oct. 14, 1876 on the grounds of the "Kaisei Gokko" in Tokio. Tokio won 27-19. A rematch was played Oct. 21st (box score given). A joint Tokio/Yokohama team played a team of the officers of the US Naval vessels Tennessee, Kearsarge and Yantic Sept. 2, 1876, the "Shore" beating the "Fleet" 29-26.

See also North China Herald, Nov. 2, 1876.


"A Record of the Principal Sports at Hongkong and the Open Ports..." (1877) p. 230-232.


Off topic, but the British presence in Yokohama was larger than the American, and  British residents established a cricket club there as early as 1869. See Guttman and Thompson, "Japanese Sports: A History" (2001). [ba]

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Japan


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