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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Score of June 1, 1887 Baseball Game Between The Country Club and The Knickerbocker Club

Regular readers of the Historic Pelham Blog know that I have tried to document every reference I find about baseball played in Pelham during the 19th century.  For some of the postings, see:

Friday, March 20, 2009:  Another Reference to 19th Century Baseball in Pelham.

Monday, November 26, 2007: Box Score of a Baseball Game Played on Travers Island in Pelham Manor in July 1896.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007: Baseball on Travers Island During the Summer of 1897.

Friday, July 20, 2007: Account of Early Baseball in Pelham: Pelham vs. the New York Athletic Club on Travers Island in 1897

Friday, November 10, 2006: The Location of Another Early Baseball Field in Pelham

Monday, October 9, 2006: Reminiscences of Val Miller Shed Light on Late 19th Century Baseball in Pelham and the Early Development of the Village of North Pelham

Thursday, March 23, 2006: Baseball Fields Opened on the Grounds of the Westchester Country Club in Pelham on April 4, 1884

Tuesday, January 31, 2006: Another Account of Baseball Played in Pelham in the 1880s Is Uncovered

Thursday, October 6, 2005: Does This Photograph Show Members of the "Pelham Manor Junior Base Ball Team"?

Thursday, September 15, 2005: Newspaper Item Published in 1942 Sheds Light on Baseball in 19th Century Pelham

Thursday, February 10, 2005: New Discoveries Regarding Baseball in 19th Century Pelham

Bell, Blake A., Baseball in Late 19th Century Pelham, The Pelham Weekly, Vol. XIII, No. 17, Apr. 23, 2004, p. 8, col. 2.

I have located another brief reference that reflects a baseball game played between the Country Club baseball team and the famed Knickerbocker Club on Wednesday, June 1, 1887.  The brief reference indicates that the Pelham-based team beat the Knickerbocker Club 37 to 34.  Here is the reference:

"The Country Club, at Bartow-on-the-Sound, is to have tennis tournaments on Monday and Tuesday, in which the Staten Island and New-Rochelle clubs will participate.  The Country Club defeated the Knickerbocker Club nine at baseball by a score of 37 to 34, on Wednesday."

Source:  The Week in Society, New-York Daily Tribune, Jun. 7, 1885, p. 2, col. 6.

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