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Thursday, November 12, 2009

More Early References to Baseball Played in Pelham

I continue to document every reference I find about baseball played in Pelham during the 19th century.  For some of the prior postings, see:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009:  Score of June 1, 1887 Baseball Game Between the Country Club and The Knickerbocker Club.

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 some other brief references that reflect a baseball game scheduled to played on City Island in Pelham on September 18, 1884.  The entire article containing the reference is transcribed below.


--The Pelhamville Club and the Beldonites will play a game of ball on the Island next Thursday.

--The Beldonites and the Mamaroneck Club played a game of ball on Thursday which was won by the former by a score of 27 to 14.

--The Muffers or Vails have disbanded and the best players have joined the Beldonites, making the nine of that club a great deal stronger.

-- A clam bake was held at Hawkins shipyard on Wednesday.  A number of men calling themselves the bum carpenters of New York were the participants.  A good time was had by all present.

--There were three picnic parties at Von Liehn's pavilion on Sunday from Harlem.  They had a glorious time and kept things lively until they left.  They have promised another visit.

--An evening entertainment will be given by the Bartow Association at Seacord's Hotel on the 16th inst.  It is under the management of Messrs. Hogan, Vicery and Monroe, and will doubtless be a fine affair.

--John Elliot caught a drum fish near Pelham Bridge on Monday weighing 58 1-2 pounds.  He landed him with an ordinary bass rod and line, but he was more than two hours in doing it.  This is the largest fish caught with a line about here for many years.

--There was a large chowder party at Captain Stringham's last Saturday.  They came in a large stage drawn by six horses and judging from the manner in which they hid away the chowder, the captain had his usual success in making it.

--A concert will be given in the Union Chapel, Pelhamville, on Tuesday evening next, for the benefit of the Church of the Redeemer, at which it is expected Mrs. Wynant and the Meiggs' Sisters will take part.  We predict success to the concert as the talent engaged are well known in this vicinity.

Browning has a pretty little bat in a cage at his saloon.  The cage is neatly covered with netting and hid by papers so that the contents cannot be seen.  Those desiring to see the little bat draws aside the covering in a moment proceeds to the bar and asks his friends to take a smile which they do.  All seem amused excepting the new investigator.  No one will tell the kind of a bat the cage contains, but it is surmised that it is quite a regular bat no at all lively."

Source:  Pelham and City Island, New Rochelle Pioneer, Sep. ?, 1884, p. ?, col. 5 (the newspaper did not include the date or page numbers on each page at the time; the page includes a weekly almanac for the week ending Saturday, September 21, 1884).

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