Club of Santa Fe

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Nick Name Santa Fe
Earliest Known Date July 1867
Location Santa Fe, NM, United States

New York Clipper, July 13, 1867: "The Santa Fe Club of Santa Fe, N.M., played a practice game lately, when Wheelock's side beat Keating's by a tally of 24 to 16." This game was reported in the Santa Fe Weekly Gazette, June 15, 1867.

"Wheelock" is undoubtedly Samuel Brown Wheelock (1840-79), a Santa Fe merchant who'd been captain in the 149th NY during the Civil War.

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Dec. 16, 1868, mentions a recent game at Las Vegas NM between the Santa Fe BBC and the Bradley BBC of Fort Union.

The New York Clipper, April 23, 1870, under the headline "Base Ball and other Sports in New Mexico," reprints a letter from a Santa Fe resident claiming "We have a good base ball club, having in the composition some known to a few of your readers.." such as "Jim McKenzie" of Peoria and "Charlie Martin" of Washington. The letter claims that this club has played games, and is the champion of the territory.

The Santa Fe Daily New Mexican, Aug. 22, 1872, says a base ball game will be played next Saturday. "It is nearly a year since the last game was played here." Same Aug. 30 reports on this match game between the military and the citizens.

As of January 2021, this club appears to be the first formed in New Mexico.

In 1870, Santa Fe's population was about 4,800.



The New York Clipper, July 13, 1867, April 23, 1870

Eberle, "Baseball Takes Root in New Mexico, 1867-1883"

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location NM
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1867 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1868 2 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1867 Santa Fe NM Club of Santa Fe Club of Santa Fe 24 - 16 NM Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1868 Las Vegas NM Bradley Base Ball Club of Fort Union Club of Santa Fe Las Vegas, NM Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1868-12-30 Santa Fe NM Club of Santa Fe Club of Santa Fe Bruce Allardice

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Playing Fields

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Statehouse grounds, Santa Fe 1868

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