Club of New Orleans

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Nick Name Club of New Orleans
Earliest Known Date 1857 -- Original date: "1850s"
Location New Orleans, LA, United States

From PBall Entry #1850s.4 – New Orleans LA: Clubs Formed by German and Irish immigrants to play Baseball

"Beginning in the 1850's, the Germans and the Irish took up the sport [baseball] with alacrity. In New Orleans, for example, the Germans founded the Schneiders, Laners, and Landwehrs, and the Irish formed the Fenian Baseball Club. . . . Baseball invariably accompanied the ethnic picnics of the Germans, Irish, French, and, later, Italians.


Open Issue: Can we determine when the Irish club, and any others, were first established, and whether they played by Association rules?


Per Benjamin G. Rader, American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Spectators [Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1883], page 93. No source provided.


I have not been able to find newspaper mentions of baseball games in New Orleans prior to 1858. The first mention of a Landwehr BBC I've found is in 1884. It is possible the source refers to a Squirrel Tales BBC headed by captains Schneider and Lauer. The Fenian BBC was formed in 1875.[ba]

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Found by Larry McCray
First in Location LA
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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