Pre-pro Clubs and Games in Massachusetts

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Pre-pro Baseball > United States > Massachusetts 106 Games and 448 Clubs

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106 Games and 448 Clubs

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Games, Clubs, Predecessor Games, Fields

Firsts

Type / Page Club / Match Date City Borough State First in
Club Olympic Club of Boston 1853-07 Boston MA MA
Club Union Club of Medway 1857 Medway MA Medway, MA
Club Bunker Hill Club of Charlestown 1857-05-14 Charlestown MA Charlestown, MA
Club F.A.J. Ball Club 1857-05-26 Cambridge MA Cambridge, MA
Ballgame 1857-07-04 Falmouth MA MA
Club Massapoag Club of Sharon 1857-07-04 Sharon MA Sharon, MA
Club Sons of Ocean Club of New Bedford 1858 New Bedford MA New Bedford, MA
Club Young America Club of Grafton 1858 Grafton MA Grafton, MA
Club Pioneer Club of Springfield 1858 Springfield MA Springfield, MA
Club Club of Pittsfield 1858 Pittsfield MA Pittsfield, MA
Club Club of North Brookfield 1858 North Brookfield MA North Brookfield, MA
Club Rough and Ready Club of South Walpole 1858-04-30 Walpole MA Walpole, MA
Ballgame Atwater Club of Westfield, MA v Atwater Club of Westfield, MA 1858-05-29 Westfield MA Westfield, MA
Club Winthrop Club of Holliston 1858-06 Holliston MA Holliston, MA
Club Winnisimmet Club of Chelsea 1858-06 Chelsea MA Chelsea, MA
Club Atwater Club of Westfield, MA 1858-06-01 Westfield MA Westfield, MA
Club Warren Club of Roxbury 1858-06-28 Roxbury MA Roxbury, MA
Club Excelsior Club of Upton 1858-06-30 Upton MA Upton, MA
Club Anawan Club of Mansfield 1858-07-07 Mansfield MA Mansfield, MA
Club Wopowage Club of Milford 1858-07-24 Milford MA Milford, MA
Club Old Colony Club of North Bridgewater 1858 North Bridgewater MA North Bridgewater, MA
Club Eagle Club of Westbrook 1858-08-21 Westbrook MA Westbrook, MA
Club Nonotuck Club of Northampton 1858 Northampton MA Northampton, MA
Club Uncas Club of Franklin 1858-10-02 Franklin MA Franklin, MA
Club American Club of South Dedham 1858 Dedham MA Dedham, MA
Club Takewambait Club of Natick 1858 Natick MA Natick, MA
Club Alpha Club of Ashland 1859 Ashland MA Ashland, MA
Club Amherst College Club of Amherst 1859 Amherst MA Amherst, MA
Club Williams College Club of Williamstown 1859 Williamstown MA Williamstown, MA
Club Naquag Club of Barre 1859 Barre MA Barre, MA
Ballgame Union Club of Medway v Excelsior Club of Upton 1859-07 Ashland MA Ashland, MA
Ballgame Single Men v Married Men 27 - 25 1859-08-04 North Adams MA North Adams, MA
Club South Shore Club of North Weymouth 1859-10-13 Weymouth MA Weymouth, MA
Club Club of Rockville, MA 1859 Rockville MA Rockville, MA
Club Peabody Club of Danvers 1859 Danvers MA Danvers, MA
Club Club of Medford 1860 Medford MA Medford, MA
Club Olympic Club of Clinton 1860 Clinton MA Clinton, MA
Club Leominster Club 1860 Leominster MA Leominster, MA
Club Benicia Club of Hopkinton 1860 Hopkinton MA Hopkinton, MA
Club Johnson Club of Chicopee 1860 Chicopee MA Chicopee, MA
Club Benicia Club of South Danvers 1860 South Danvers MA South Danvers, MA
Club Lightfoot Club of Neponset 1860 Neponset MA Neponset, MA
Club Ottawa Club of Haverhill 1860-04 Haverhill MA Haverhill, MA
Club Bowdoin Club of Dorchester 1860-05 Dorchester MA Dorchester, MA
Club Webster Club of Salem 1860-05-22 Salem MA Salem, MA
Club Independent Club of Lowell 1860-05-24 Lowell MA Lowell, MA
Club Granite Club of Lynn 1860-07-17 Lynn MA Lynn, MA
Club Club of North Adams 1860-09-23 North Adams MA North Adams, MA
Club Club of Greenfield, MA 1861-04 Greenfield MA Greenfield, MA
Club King Phillip Club of East Abington 1865 East Abington MA East Abington, MA
Club Electric Club of Brighton 1865 Brighton MA Brighton, MA
Club Dictator Club of Newton 1865 Newton MA Newton, MA
Ballgame Freshmen of Tufts College v Sophomores of Tufts College 1865-10 Medford MA Medford, MA
Club Middlesex Club of Concord 1866 Concord MA Concord, MA
Club Pocomtuck Club of Deerfield 1866 Deerfield MA Deerfield, MA
Ballgame Continental Club of Newtonville v Upton Club of Boston 41 - 10 1866-06-30 Cambridge MA Cambridge, MA
Club Anawan Club of Fall River 1866-07 Fall River MA Fall River, MA
Ballgame Williams College v Harvard University 39 - 37 1866-07-27 Worcester MA Worcester, MA
Club Britanniaville Base Ball Club 1866-08-01 Taunton MA Taunton, MA
Ballgame Picked nine of Salem clubs v M. T. Club of Lowell 1866-08-07 Salem MA Salem, MA
Ballgame Alert Club of Roxbury v Essex Club of Andover 60 - 4 1866-09-13 Roxbury MA Roxbury, MA
Ballgame Clippers Club of Lowell v Club of Centralville 1866-10-12 Lowell MA Lowell, MA
Club Samoset Club of Georgetown 1867 Georgetown MA Georgetown, MA
Club Hawkswood Club of Newburyport 1867 Newburyport MA Newburyport, MA
Club Norfolk Club of Foxboro 1867 Foxboro MA Foxboro, MA
Ballgame Crescent Club of South Danvers v Creighton Club of Salem 1867-06-20 South Danvers MA South Danvers, MA
Ballgame Aquila Club of Lexington v Mishawum Club of Woburn 52 - 15 1867-07-04 Lexington MA Lexington, MA
Club Rollestone Club of Fitchburg 1867-08 Fitchburg MA Fitchburg, MA
Club Mohawk Club of West Attleboro 1868 Attleboro MA Attleboro, MA
Club Union BBC Club of West Hampton 1868 West Hampton MA West Hampton, MA
Ballgame Haverhill Club of Haverhill v Samoset Club of Georgetown 36 - 34 1868-08-08 Haverhill MA Haverhill, MA
Club Mutuals, Eastern Club of Gloucester 1874 Gloucester MA Gloucester, MA
Club Club of Plymouth, MA 1884 Plymouth MA Plymouth, MA


Related Bibliography

Title Author Date State City Online Link Origins Study Group
1726 -- Ballplaying and Boston Common: A Town Playground for Boys . . . And Men Turner, Brian 2011 MA Boston
1755 -- 'The Bat and Ball;' A Distinct Game or a Generic Term? Turner, Brian 2011 MA
1781 -- Protoball at Harvard: From Pastime to Contest Lewis, Harry 2011 MA Cambridge
1791 -- The Pittsfield 'Baseball' Bylaw -- What it Means Thorn, John 2011 MA Pittsfield
1829 -- The Rise and Fall of New England-Style Ballplaying McCray, Larry 2011 MA
A History of the Boston Baseball Club Twohey, George 1897 MA Boston
Baseball in the Berkshires: A County's Common Bond Overmyer, Jim, et. al tbd MA Dalton
Before the Curse: The Glory Days of New England Baseball, 1858-1918 Soos, T. 1997 MA
Chapter 2 -- Wicket Ball: The Predecessor to 'The New York Game' Genovese, Daniel L. 2004 MA Westfield
Fast Day: Boston's Original Opening Day Hulbert, J. 2007 MA Boston
Massachusetts (Chapter Five of Morris' "Baseball Founders") Morris, Peter 2013 MA
Massachusetts Baseball and Cricket, 1840-1870 Kirsch, G. B. 1991 MA
Old Boston Boys and the Games They Played Lovett, J. D. W. 1907 MA Boston link
The Hurrah Game: Baseball in Northampton, 1791-1953 Turner, Brian and John S. Bowman 2002, rev. 2011 MA Northampton