Atlantic Club of Chicago

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Nick Name Atlantic
Earliest Known Date Thursday, April 28, 1859
Location Chicago, IL, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

The Chicago Tribune, April 28, 1859 repots that a new club, the Atlantic, has just been formed.

Same, June 30, 1859 has an ad for a meeting of the Atlantic Base Ball Club, A. L. Adams, Secy. They played their first game June 11. The Chicago Tribune June 13, 1859 says they played at the corner of Washington and Sheldon Sts. Other 1859 games were played at the Prairie Cricket grounds near Union Park.

Abbott Livermore Adams (1842-1907) was a clerk in 1860, and later a prominent real estate broker in Chicago. Buried Graceland Cemetery.

The club is mentioned in the NYSM 590807 [rh]

Sources

The Chicago Tribune, April 28, June 30, 1859

Comment

The Chicago Tribune, Jan. 26, 1868, had the 1867 records and stats for the Excelsior, Eureka and Atlantic BBCs.

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Entry Origin Richard Hershberger Spreadsheets

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 3 Played 2 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied
1860 3 Played 2 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1863 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1865 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied

Ballgames

Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1859-06-11 Chicago IL Excelsior Club of Chicago Atlantic Club of Chicago 31 - 17 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-07-16 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago 30 - 23 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-08-16 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago 18 - 16 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-08-20 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago 17 - 9 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-08-26 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago 23 - 12 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-09-22 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago Craig Waff
Ballgame 1863-07-18 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Atlantic Club of Chicago Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1865-08 Chicago IL Ogden Club of Chicago Atlantic Club of Chicago Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1865-08-26 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Ogden Club of Chicago Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1865-09-19 Rockford IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Forest City Club of Rockford 26 - 20 Bruce Allardice

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Playing Fields

Field Years Edit Association with Club
Grounds at corner of Washington and Sheldon streets
Ogden Club grounds 1868

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