Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh

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Nick Name Duquesne
Earliest Known Date 1860
Location Pittsburgh, PA, United States

The New York Mercury, June 3, 1860, reported that the Duquesne BBC of Pittsburgh is "in a prosperous condition." The club plays "on the Commons opposite the Theological Seminary." See also, "Early Games".

This site must be the Allegheny Commons. The 1861 Pittsburgh/Allegheny city directory has the "theological seminary" on the corner of Buena Vista and Shanopin. Shanopin (Shanapine) was then the northern boundary of the commons, with Buena Vista a north-south street running into Shanopin from the north, near the Penitentiary.

The Pittsburgh Daily Post, June 14, 1860 mentions the Duquesne BBC and the Alaquippa [sic] BBC.


The New York Mercury, June 3, 1860

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Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Pittsburgh, PA
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1860 3 Played 0 Won 3 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1860-06-27 Pittsburgh PA Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh Allegheny Club of Allegheny 31 - 32
Ballgame 1860-06-27 Allegheny PA Allegheny Club of Allegheny Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh 32 - 31 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-07-19 Allegheny PA Allegheny Club of Allegheny Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh 27 - 26 Craig Waff

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