Olympic Club of Boston
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|Nick Name||Olympic Club|
|Earliest Known Date||July 1853|
|Last Known Game|
|Location||Boston, MA, United States|
Boston Traveler, May 2, 1857 mentions a practice game of this club.
We think this club played only the Massachusetts game.
See the game accounts from 1853, 1855 and 1856. Earliest match game is reported in the Boston Daily Bee, Sept. 8, 1853. [ba]
There was an intersquad game played by this club on the Commons, July 4, 1853. It was 10 a side, denominated "bass ball." See Boston Daily Bee, July 2, 1853 [db find, entered by ba].
Boston Daily Bee, July 2, Sept. 8, 1853.
Boston Traveler, May 2, 1857
See also Massapoag Club v. Olympic Club game coverage, 6/29/1857.
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[from a biographical sketch of George Arnold:] In the Spring of 1851 he came to this city and began work with the firm of James Munroe & Col, booksellers. The years following, he, with the late Mr. Albert S. Flye and a few young men, used to meet on the Common as early as five o’clock, a.m., to play ball; here we may trace the origin of what was afterwards known as the “Olympic Ball Club of Boston,” and no doubt the first Club organized in New England. It was formed in the Summer of 1854. Mr. Arnold took an active part in organizing the same. [New England Base Ballist, Aug. 27, 1868--see Hershberger clippings]Edit with form to add a comment
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
|Entered by||Bruce Allardice|
|First in Location||MA|
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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.
|1853||1 Played||1 Won||0 Lost||0 Tied|
|1855||1 Played||1 Won||0 Lost||0 Tied|
|1856||2 Played||1 Won||1 Lost||0 Tied|
|1857||3 Played||1 Won||2 Lost||0 Tied|
|1858||2 Played||0 Won||1 Lost||0 Tied|
|Page||Date||City||Borough||State||Team 1||Team 2||Score||First in||Contributor|
|Ballgame||1853-09||Boston||MA||Olympic Club of Boston||Aurora Ball Club of Boston||45 - 35||Bruce Allardice|
|Ballgame||1855-05-31||Boston||MA||Olympic Club of Boston||Elm Tree Club of Boston||75 - 46||Bruce Allardice|
|Ballgame||1856-05-14||Boston||MA||Olympic Club of Boston||Green Mountain Club of Boston||100 - 98||Craig Waff|
|Ballgame||1856-05-24||Boston||MA||Green Mountain Club of Boston||Olympic Club of Boston||119 - 84||Craig Waff|
|Ballgame||1857-05-12||Boston||MA||Olympic Club of Boston||Bay State Club of Boston||25 - 12||Craig Waff|
|Ballgame||1857-05-28||Boston||MA||Olympic Club of Boston||Bay State Club of Boston||16 - 25||Craig Waff|
|Ballgame||1857-06-29||Boston||MA||Massapoag Club of Sharon||Olympic Club of Boston||25 - 21||Craig Waff; Paul S. Johnson|
|Ballgame||1858-05-31||Boston||MA||Winthrop Club of Holliston||Olympic Club of Boston||100 - 27||Craig Waff|
|Ballgame||1858-09-24||Roxbury||MA||Warren Club of Roxbury||Olympic Club of Boston||Craig Waff|
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