Dunham Club of Birmingham

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Nick Name Dunham
Earliest Known Date June 1879
Location Birmingham, AL, United States

The Birmingham Iron Age, June 4, 1879, reports the Dunham Base Ball Club of that city was recently organized. They’ve already challenged Springville, and  any other Birmingham club. The article gives the names of the players. Same July 2, 1879 says the Dunham club will play a picked nine on July 4th in Birmingham.

The team was undoubtedly named after Bradford Dunham (1838-1908), a local railroad superintendent. It's captain was William Rufus King "Billy" Stanford (1849-1937), a Confederate army veteran and owner of a boilermaking shop.

Birmingham's current population of about 1.1 million makes it the largest city in Alabama. The city was only founded in 1871, and a population of about 3000 is reported in 1880.



The Birmingham Iron Age, June 4, 1879

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Birmingham, AL
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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