Pulaski Club of Little Rock v Galaxy Club of Little Rock on 11 May 1867
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|Date of Game||Saturday, May 11, 1867|
|Location||Little Rock, AR, United States|
|Field||Add Field Page Arsenal Grounds (MacArthur Park)|
|Home Team||Pulaski Club of Little Rock|
|Away Team||Galaxy Club of Little Rock|
|Score||67 - 15|
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As reported by the Arkansas Gazette on May 14th, 1867:
"Base Ball. – On Saturday last, the match between the Pulaski and Galaxy Base Ball Clubs, both of our city, was played at the Arsenal grounds. There were quite a number of spectators present, including many ladies, whose presence contributed greatly to the pleasure and harmony of the occasion. At 3 o'clock, the game was called. Nine innings were played, and resulted as follows:
Total Runs: 67 (Pulaski) . . . 15 (Galaxy)
The Pulaski was duly declared the winning club, by Mr. E. P. Bishop, the umpire selected for the occasion. The Pulaski then gave three rousing cheers for the Galaxy, and for the umpire who had so fairly and impartially given his decisions, which were immediately acknowledged and returned by the Galaxy.
The utmost harmony and good feeling prevailed, and the evening was one to be remembered by all the lovers of this manly and interesting game.
The Galaxy played well, considering the youthfulness and inexperience of its members, and its very recent organization. We advise them not to be discouraged, by failure in this their first attempt, but to adopt the old adage 'try, try again.'"
The game was certainly not the first in Arkansas, but was one of, if not the, first recorded games. The Arsenal Grounds are still around, though without a baseball diamond and now known as MacArthur Park, interestingly named after General Douglas MacArthur, who was born on the property in 1880.
Arkansas Gazette on May 14th, 1867
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|Found by||Caleb Hardwick|
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