Pioneer Base Ball Club of Portland v Pioneer Base Ball Club of Portland on 3 August 1866

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Date of Game Friday, August 3, 1866
Location Portland, OR, United States
Field  Add Field Page Pioneer Club grounds
Home Team Pioneer Base Ball Club of Portland
Away Team Pioneer Base Ball Club of Portland
Score 24 - 28
Description

An intrasquad match of the Pioneer BBC of Portland was played on the evening of Friday, August 3, 1866.
The results were published in the Morning Oregonian on the following day.

It appears there were only enough players for 8 to a side. Robert Law (future delegate to the National Association) captained the Fielding Nine, while club Treasurer Joseph Steele captained the Batting Nine. The Fielding Nine held an early 7-2 lead but were down 16-9 after 4 innings. An 8-run, 7th inning rally made things exciting, but the Batting Nine matched their late scoring and held on to win 28-24.

The reporter concludes that, "the Pioneers can safely challenge any similar organization for a match, and be almost sure of winning, with picked players."

Sources
  • Morning Oregonian (Portland, Oregon); Saturday morning, August 4, 1866; Page 3, 1st column, 3rd item of "CITY".
  • Charles Peverelly, The Book of American Pastimes, page 497.
Found by James Meadows
First in Location OR
Players Locality Local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia



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