Page:America's National Game (1911).djvu/90

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page has been validated.

the names of the Mutuals, Harlems and Baltics, of New York, the Unions, of Morrisania, and the Continentals, of Brooklyn, might be quoted, but, with the exception of the Mutuals and Unions, none of these clubs ever attained that mark of excellence in play gained by the more famous organizations first referred to.

Before the decade of the fifties had ended, the game of Base Ball had reached a stage of popularity which called into being so many clubs—all of which, with the exception of the Libertys, of New Brunswick, N. J., were located within the present city limits of Greater New York—that a new epoch in the history of the game followed as a natural sequence in the order of development.

Following is a list of clubs organized up to and including 1857:

Clubs Organized Location of Grounds
Knickerbocker September 23, 1845 Hoboken
Gotham Spring of 1852 Harlem
Eagle April, 1854 Hoboken
Empire October 23, 1854 Hoboken
Excelsior December 8, 1854 South Brooklyn
Putnam May, 1855 Williamsburgh
Newark May 1, 1855 Newark
Baltic June 4, 1855 New York
Eckford June 27, 1855 Greenpoint
Union July 17, 1855 Morrisania
Atlantic August 14, 1855 Williamsburgh
Atlantic August, 1855 Jamaica, L. I.
Continental October, 1855 Williamsburgh
Harlem March, 1856 New York
Enterprise June 26, 1856 Williamsburgh
Active October, 1856 Hoboken
Star October, 1856 South Brooklyn
Independent January, 1857 New York
Liberty March 1, 1857 New Brunswick, N. J.
Metropolitan March 4, 1857 New York
Champion March 14, 1857 New York
Hamilton March 23, 1857 Brooklyn
St. Nicholas April 28, 1857 Hoboken
Mutual June 24, 1857 Williamsburgh