Plowboys Club of Downers Grove

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Nick Name Plowboys
Earliest Known Date July 1858
Location Downers Grove, IL, United States

The Plowboys of Downers Grove, Du Page County, in what is now the Chicago suburbs, played a Chicago team July 7, 1858. “Base Ball Match,” Chicago Daily Press and Tribune, vol. 12 number 6 (Thursday, July 8, 1858), page 1 column 4. It is presumed the game was played under the NY rules, as the Chicago team played under such rules.

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First in Location Downers Grove, IL
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1858 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1859 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1858-07-07 Chicago IL Union Club of Chicago Plowboys Club of Downers Grove Chicago, IL Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-06-18 Danby IL Club of Danby, IL Plowboys Club of Downers Grove Danby, IL Bruce Allardice

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