Lookout Club of Chattanooga

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Nick Name Lookout
Earliest Known Date 1865 -- No Later than November 7, 1865, as early as September 23, 1865
Location Chattanooga, TN, United States
NABBP Status Member Listed in Peverelly (1866)
Nine Class Senior

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
Entry Origin Sabrpedia
Local-Origin Study Groups Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.

Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1865 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1866 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1865-11-24 Chattanooga TN Lookout Club of Chattanooga Lookout Club of Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1866-03-02 Chattanooga TN Lookout Club of Chattanooga Lookout Club of Chattanooga 20 - 24 Christopher Ryland

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Player Years Roles Edit Association with Club
Charles C. Seigfried 1867
W.J. Ramage 1867

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