Union of Lansingburgh

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Nick Name Unions
Earliest Known Date 1861 -- No Later than August 1865
Location Lansingburgh, NY, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

Peverelly [page 70 and page 40] reports that the Atlantic played the Union 8/8/65 and the Mutuals played the Unions at Lansingburgh on 8/28/65.

"BASE BALL.—The Priam B. B. Club of this city, and the National B.B. Club of Lansingburgh have lately consolidated and organized a new Base Ball Club. The Club is styled “Union Base Ball Club of Rensselaer County.” The following gentlemen have been elected officers of the new club for the ensuing season:—
President—Robert Green, Troy.
Vice President—Dr. S. P. Welch, Lansingburgh.
Sec. & Treas.—Richard Gardner, Troy.
Directors—A. C. Anthony, Troy, F. Vanduesen, Troy, T. H. Mason, Lansingburgh, C. H. Holmes, Lansingburgh.
It is expected that the “Union” will make one of the best playing clubs in this vicinity.
Troy Daily Whig. April 2, 1861: 3 col 4.

—A base-ball match between the Union club, of Lansingburgh, and the Active club, of Troy, will probably take place on the play-ground at Batestown, on Wednesday afternoon of this week.
“Lansingburgh.” Troy Daily Times. August 31, 1864: 3 col 3.

☞ BASE BALL.—The Union base ball club of Lansingburgh, reörganized last evening, and the following officers were elected for the coming season:
President—C. H. Van Arnam.
Vice President—Robert Dickson.
Secretary—George Shumway.
Scorer and Treasurer—John Squires.
Captain First Nine—A. McQuide.
Captain Second Nine—J. Corey.
Directors—C. H. Van Arnum, A. McQuide, Eugene Benker.
Troy Daily Times. May 12, 1864: 3 col 3.

☞ BASE BALL.—A match game of base ball between the Liberty Club, of this city and the Union Club, of Lansingburgh, will be played next Thursday on the Putnam grounds, Northeast of the University. All lovers of the game should be present.
Troy Daily Times. May 29, 1865: 3 col 4." (from Lansingburgh Historical Society)

Around 1868 this club began to be known as the Haymakers of Troy. It appears that Troy business people helped finance the club, and several of its members had played for Troy clubs. The Haymakers were a major player in baseball 1868-72 and in fact were part of the first professional baseball league. Some sources have this club playing as early as 1861. See Morris, "Base Ball Pioneers" for more. [ba]

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Entered by Bruce Allardice
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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.

Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1866 2 Played 2 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied

Ballgames

Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1866-08-09 New York Manhattan NY Mutual Club of New York Union of Lansingburgh 13 - 15 Ralph Carhart
Ballgame 1866-08-28 New York Manhattan NY Union of Lansingburgh Mutual Club of New York 32 - 18 Ralph Carhart

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Vail's Lot 1866

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