Forest City Club of Rockford
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|Nick Name||Forest City|
|Earliest Known Date||Wednesday, June 7, 1865|
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|Location||Rockford, IL, United States|
The Rock River Democrat, May 31, 1865: "Base Ball. The young men of this city are forming an association in ye ancient game of base ball. The association is to consist of not more than thirty members and will be called the Forest City Base Ball Club." Morris, "Baseball Pioneers" says the club actually formed June 7, 1865.
The Forest City lost to the visiting Empire of Freeport 55-21 on "Monday". Freeport Weekly Journal, Aug. 2, 1865. They played in the Set. 19/20 1865 tournament in Rockford, losing to the Atlantic of Chicago 26-20.
The Rockford Weekly Register-Gazette, Sept. 30, 1865, reports that the Forest City beat the Sinnissippi 55-17 for the county championship, and gives a box score.
The Forest City Club of Rockford IL is listed in Peverelly . Rockford IL is about 80 miles NW of Chicago.
The Rock River Democrat, May 31, 1865, Sept. 30, 1865. Freeport Weekly Journal, Aug. 2, 1865
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
|Entered by||Bruce Allardice|
|First in Location||Rockford, IL|
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
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|1865||2 Played||1 Won||1 Lost||0 Tied|
|1871||1 Played||1 Won||0 Lost||0 Tied|
|Page||Date||City||Borough||State||Team 1||Team 2||Score||First in||Contributor|
|Ballgame||1865-07-31||Rockford||IL||Forest City Club of Rockford||Empire Base Ball Club of Freeport||21 - 55||Rockford, IL||Bruce Allardice|
|Ballgame||1865-09||Rockford||IL||Forest City Club of Rockford||Sinnissippi Club of Rockford||55 - 17||Bruce Allardice|
|Ballgame||1871-08-12||Toronto||Ontario||Maple Leaf Club of Guelph||Forest City Club of Rockford||3 - 39||Bruce Allardice|
No players have been associated with this Club yet.
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|Winnebago County Fairgrounds||1866 - 1887|
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