Nininger Base Ball Club
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|Nick Name||Nininger Base Ball Club|
|Earliest Known Date||Monday, August 3, 1857|
|Last Known Game|
|Location||Nininger, MN, United States|
|Modern Address||Nininger Township, Dakota County|
Nininger Base Ball Club, Minnesota Territory.---The first Base Ball Club established in Minnesota was organized at Nininger City, Dakota County, on the 8th of August, by the election of Geo. H. Burns, president, and A.W. MacDonald, secretary and treasurer. The rules of the Base Ball Convention were adopted, and the first regular game was played on the 15th inst., in the presence of a large number of spectators. The members meet every afternoon for practice, and propose at an early day to extend a challenge to the "whole West." A magnificent level prairie, constituting a portion of Messrs. Donnelly & Burns' "addition to Nininger City," has been leased by the club, and, even without the improvements which are contemplated, presents a field which would excite a cricketer's admiration. We hope soon to chronicle similar organizations in the same neighborhood.
Nininger MN is about 20 miles SE of St. Paul and 25 miles SE of Minneapolis.
Porter's, Aug. 29, 1857
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|Found by||Rich Arpi|
|First in Location||MN|
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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.
|1857||2 Played||0 Won||0 Lost||0 Tied|
|Page||Date||City||Borough||State||Team 1||Team 2||Score||First in||Contributor|
|Ballgame||1857-08-08||Nininger||MN||Nininger Base Ball Club||Inter-squad||MN||Rich Arpi|
|Ballgame||1857-08-15||Nininger||MN||Nininger Base Ball Club||Inter-squad||Rich Arpi|
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