Pelham Club of Montgomery

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Nick Name Pelham
Earliest Known Date Thursday, May 9, 1867
Location Montgomery, AL, United States

The Memphis Appeal, May 15, 1867 reports that the “Pelham” Base Ball Club was organized at Montgomery “last Thursday.” The Memphis Avalanche, May 31, 1868 reports that Montgomery has ten baseball clubs.

The Montgomery Weekly Advertiser, June 4, 1867 reports that on June 3 the Pelham lost to the Montgomery BBC 52-30. Gives a box score.
Montgomery AL (pop. about 205,000 -- 103rd in the US) is in central Alabama, about 95 miles S of Birmingham and 160 miles NE of Pensacola FL. Montgomery's population in the late 1860s was about 10,000.


The Montgomery Weekly Advertiser, June 4, 1867; April 10, 1927


The Montgomery Advertiser, Oct. 12, 1865, had urged the young men of Montgomery to follow what other southern cities were doing and form a base ball club.

The Pelham club was named after a Confederate army hero, Major John Pelham. Its President and VP were Colonel Robert C. Ferris and General J. T. Holtzclaw. The first practice was May 11th, behind Gen. Holtzclaw's house.



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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1867 1 Played 0 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1867-06-03 Montgomery AL Montgomery Club of Montgomery Pelham Club of Montgomery 52 - 30 Bruce Allardice

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