Lookout Club of Chattanooga
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|Earliest Known Date||1865 -- No Later than November 7, 1865, as early as September 23, 1865|
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|Location||Chattanooga, TN, United States|
|NABBP Status||Member Listed in Peverelly (1866)|
The earliest mentions of the Lookout Club are in the Nov. 18, 1865 edition of Wilkes' Spirit of the Times and The New York Clipper. The Clipper provides a box score of an intrasquad scrimmage and mentions that the club was formed on Sept. 23, 1865. There are further intrasquad scrimmages (at least twice with only seven or eight to a side) played in the spring of 1866. The Spirit of the Times article dates its announcement of the same match as Nov. 7, so this match must have been played before that date.
The Chattanooga Daily American Union, March 3, 1866 reports on one such intrasquad game, and says the Lookout is "the championship Base Ball Club of the South."
The New York Clipper, March 31, 1866 has the box score (with players names) of an intersquad game of this club.
Chattanooga had a population of about 6,000 in 1870. It is located on the Tennessee River in the SE corner of the state near the Georgia border.
"Base Ball at Chattanooga." New York Clipper. Nov. 18, 1865.
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice, Christopher Ryland|
|Entered by||Christopher Ryland|
|First in Location||Chattanooga, TN|
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|Local-Origin Study Groups||Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball|
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
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|1866||1 Played||0 Won||0 Lost||0 Tied|
|Page||Date||City||Borough||State||Team 1||Team 2||Score||First in||Contributor|
|Ballgame||1866-03-02||Chattanooga||TN||Lookout Club of Chattanooga||Lookout Club of Chattanooga||20 - 24||Chattanooga, TN||Christopher Ryland|
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|Charles C. Seigfried||1867|
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