Young Canadian Club of Toronto

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Nick Name Young Canadian
Earliest Known Date 1859
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"In 1859 the Hamilton Young American and the Toronto Young Canadian baseball clubs competed in Canada's first intercommunity baseball game using the New York rules."

D. Flaherty and F. Manning, The Beaver Bites Back? American Popular Culture in Canada (McGill-Queens Press, 1993), page 155.

Query: Can we find a primary source for this game?

Yes. It was reported in the Spirit of the Times (Porter's), June 11, 1859. Hamilton (the home team) won, 68-41. Are the Young Canadians the "Canadian Pioneers" club mentioned in the "field" section?[ba]


Toronto had 56,000 residents in 1871.

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Found by Larry McCray
First in Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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
1859 1 Played 1 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1859-05-24 Hamilton Ontario Young Canadian Club of Toronto Young American Club of Hamilton 68 - 41 Canada

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