Diamond State Base Ball Club of Wilmington

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Nick Name Diamond State Base Ball Club
Earliest Known Date Monday, October 2, 1865
Location Wilmington, DE, United States

The Diamond State Base Ball Club was organized in Wilmington, Delaware, on October 2, 1865 in the office of attorney and first club president, Levi C. Bird.

The Diamond State Club of Wilmington, Delaware, is listed on page 507 in The Book of American Pastimes, by Charles Peverly. The delegates to the National Convention were S.H. Edgar and W.D. Mendenhall.

Summaries of the club's play by season can be accessed through the following links:

First in Location Wilmington, DE
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.

Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1865 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1867 1 Played 1 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1865-11-04 New Castle DE Lenapi Club of New Castle Diamond State Base Ball Club of Wilmington DE Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1867-07-11 Wilmington DE Diamond State Base Ball Club of Wilmington Wawasset Club of Wilmington 40 - 29 Wilmington, DE Bruce Allardice

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1399 days ago
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The Diamond State club lost to the Philadelphia Athletics 104-7 at Wilmington in October 1865. See the New York Clipper, Jan. 13, 1866.

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