First Black-White Game

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Date Circa 1869
Location Philadelphia, PA, United States

"A game of base ball has been played in Philadelphia between the Olympics 
and the Pythians, a colored club, which resulted in favor of the former. The 
game from its novelty, as it was the first played in that city between the 
two races, drew out a large crowd of spectators."


Played in September 1869, it is believed to be the first game played between black and white clubs.


New York Times, Oct. 5, 1869, per a 19cbb post by John Thorn, Nov. 15, 2006


See "firsts" entry for 1867, Cadiz, Ohio. [ba]

Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note 2/14/2015


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