Union Club of Salem

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Nick Name Union
Earliest Known Date 1867
Location Salem, OR, United States

The Portland Morning Oregonian, Oct. 10, 1867, reports on a baseball tournament at the Oregon State Fair in Salem. In a match game, the Tumwaters of Oregon City beat the Unions of Salem 96-23.

"Also in 1867, a Willamette University graduate, Edward E. Dodge, organized a W. U. team that defeated the town "Town Team" 84-23 on a field that now is Willson Park, west of the Capitol. Edward Dodge, the catcher, scored 10 runs. The University nine lost to the Portland Pioneers, 92-25, playing on the Fairgrounds diamond. But, in 1872, the Salem College team defeated the Pioneers, 52-22, and 60-46, on the site of today's Supreme Court Building." See www.salemhistory.net/culture/baseball.htm

The Portland Oregonian, July 7, 1875 notes that the "picked nines" of Portland and Salem BBCs played in Oregon City on July 4th.

Salem OR (1870s pop. about 2,500) is about 50 miles SW of Portland.


The Portland Morning Oregonian, Oct. 10, 1867;  www.salemhistory.net/culture/baseball.htm

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Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Salem, OR
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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