Live Oak Club of Cincinnati

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Nick Name Live Oak
Earliest Known Date 1866
Location Cincinnati, OH, United States
Nine Class Senior

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"It us undoubtedly to college boys that the West owes its early indebtedness for the introduction of base-ball. In Cincinnati the first game was instituted by two young men from Rochester College in the fall of 1860. One of these was Theodore Frost, and the other is now a prominent druggist of Cincinnati. They worked hard to substitute the new game for town-ball, and in the fall succeeded in organizing the Buckeye Base-Ball Club. This was the first Base-ball Club gotten together in Cincinnati. The players were selected from the Woodward and Hughes High School scholars and young business men from of the city.

From a 1879 Cleveland Press article found in the Chadwick Scrapbooks. As cited in Peter Morris, But Didn't We Have Fun (Ivan Dee, Chicago, 2008), page 42.

Note: Ellard's Baseball describes an unnamed club, one that listed Frost as a player, that started play in 1860, mixing base ball and town ball through the Civil War years. This club was organized as the Live Oak Club in 1866, "which was really the first baseball club here [in Cincinnati]." Henry Ellard, Base Ball in Cincinnati (McFarland, 2004), pages 19-22.

Per Morris, the Live Oak grounds c. 1867 were on 8th Street at Mill Creek Bottom.


This club was "revived" in 1870. See New York Clipper, Aug. 13, 1870 [ba]

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Found by Bruce Allardice
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1866 3 Played 2 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1866-09-08 Dayton KY Live Oak Club of Cincinnati Eagle Club of Brooklyn, KY 52 - 41 Dayton, KY
Ballgame 1866-09-08 Cincinnati OH Live Oak Club of Cincinnati Eagle Club of Brooklyn, KY 52 - 12
Ballgame 1866-09-15 Covington KY Covington Base Ball Club Live Oak Club of Cincinnati 28 - 21 Covington, KY

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