Capitol City Club of Madison

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Nick Name Capitol City
Earliest Known Date 1865
Location Madison, WI, United States

The Milwaukee Sentinel of Friday July 21, 1865, reported The Capitol and Madison base ball club had a game on Monday evening [July 17] in which the former came off victorious.

Milwaukee Sentinel of Thursday August 3, 1865: "A game of base ball Monday evening [July 31] at Madison, between the Madison and Capitol clubs resulted in a victory of the latter, as usual, but not by as great odds as common. The tallies stood Capitol 39, Madison 37.

We are unable to determine if these two 1865 games were old-fashioned games or played by New York rules.

The first match game found in 1866 was played under New York rules. On March 30, in Madison, the Capitol City Club played a match against the Milwaukee Cream City Club. Players were:

  • Cream City: Redington, McFadyn, Sweet, C. Smith, Kelly, West, Jackson, F. Smith and Larkin.
  • Capitol City: Fuller, Bates, Dorn, Hopkins, Fisher, Curtis, Reynolds, Dickson and McCormick.

The teams played 9 innings in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Here is the inning by inning result:

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   Total
Cream City 2 6 6 1 4 5 0 15 9   48
Capitol City 1 0 0 0 2 0 8 2 2   15

The Capital City Club of Madison WI is listed in Peverelly [1866] as a member of the National Association. It may well have formed earlier.


For a general overview of Madison baseball, see Jeff Sackman, "The Capital City Base Ball Club of Madison," online at

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Found by Dennis Pajot
First in Location Madison, WI
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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