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Gotham Club Forms; Knicks Have First Rival Team

Salience Prominent
Location Greater New York City
City/State/Country: nyc, ny, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

"The Gotham Base Ball Club, of New York, was organized early in 1852, with Mr. Tuche as its first President.  Among its veteran players were Messrs. Winslow, Vail, Murphy, and Davis.  At the time of the organization of the Gotham, their only competitor was the famous Knickerbockers, and the years between 1852 and 1853 will be remembered for their interesting contests between them."


John Freyer and Mark Rucker, Peverelly's National Game (Arcadia, 2005), page 21; A reprint of Charles Peverelly, American Pastimes, 1866.

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