Hunkidori Club of Wheeling v Union Club of Washington in August 1866

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Date of Game August 1866
Location Wheeling, WV, United States
Modern Address Wheeling Island WV
Field Wheeling Island
Home Team Hunkidori Club of Wheeling
Away Team Union Club of Washington
NY Rules Likely

A 2006 book evidently indicates that the first base ball game in West Virginia took place in 1866.

William Akin's book describes how, in August 1866, Jacob Hornbrook, of the Hunkidori Base Ball Club, became "the first West Virginian to bat in a "match game of Base Ball." He faced a pitcher from the Union Club of Washington, PA, on Wheeling Island WV.

Wheeling Island is an island on the Ohio River within Wheeling WV.


Open Issue: Can we find any details about this game?


William Akin, West Virginia Baseball: A History (McFarland, 2006), page 5. Obtained in snippet view, September 8, 2012. The source note for this find is not displayed.

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Wheeling, WV
Players Locality Local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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