Louisiana Club of New Orleans v Louisiana Club of New Orleans on 29 July 1859

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Date of Game Friday, July 29, 1859
Location New Orleans, LA, United States
Home Team Louisiana Club of New Orleans
Away Team Louisiana Club of New Orleans
NY Rules Likely
Description

The first newspaper mention of organized baseball in New Orleans is of a game played July 29, 1859, between two nines (teams) of the Louisiana Base Ball Club, Pescay's nine vs. Jones' nine. The sides started at 4 o’clock, and the nines could only complete four innings before darkness postponed the play, which was completed a few days later. See the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Aug. 3, 1859. See also the New York Clipper, Aug. 20, 1859. Both give a box score.

For more see Bruce Allardice, "The Inauguration of this Noble and Manly Game Among us. The Spread of Baseball in the South Prior to 1870," Base Ball, Fall 2012.

Sources

Bruce Allardice, "The Inauguration of this Noble and Manly Game Among us. The Spread of Baseball in the South Prior to 1870," Base Ball, Fall 2012.

Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location LA



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