St. John's Club of Newark

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Nick Name St. John's Club
Earliest Known Date Wednesday, October 24, 1855 -- 8/17/2012
Location Newark, Essex County, NJ, United States

Newark Daily Mercury - 10/24/1855 - account of rain out of game between St.John's and Union Clubs both "colored." St. John's club is clearly a Newark Club - Union may be, but not clear. Believed to be earliest instance of African-Americans organizing to play base ball in the United States

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Found by John Zinn
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1855 1 Played 1 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1855-10-23 Newark Essex County NJ St. John's Club of Newark Union Club of Newark 10 - 2 Bob Tholkes

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