Earliest Baseball Games

Learn more about the earliest games of baseball played.

Our collection of data on local origins consists of two types; earliest known local games and earliest known local clubs. This table shows the earliest games. For both categories of data, much of what we know has been found fairly recently; ten years ago, the spread of America's game received only passing attention. But digitized sources, and inventive and cheap electronic searches, changed that. The overall picture is still emerging, but we already know some things we hadn't even guessed at a decade ago. For example:

  • Until 1857 the new game was largely unplayed beyond the immediate New York City region
  • By the advent of the Civil War in 1861, the game had spread to almost all of America's largest towns, and in over half of US towns of 10,000 or more.
  • The game was widely played in the newly-defeated South, as well as the East and Midwest states

This table lists the first known games played in each state and nation, listed alphabetically.

Year Month Day Date Note City State Country Location Site Modern Address NY Address? Played By Team 1 Team 2 Team 1 Score Team 2 Score Length First in Location?
1861 date is inferred Mobile AL US Alabama Spring Hill College Unknown Locals true
1875 8 Demopolis AL US Alabama Demopolis AL Likely Locals Demopolis BBC A MS club 14 15
1873 1 Eufaula AL Alabama Eufaula AL Unknown Locals
1875 7 26 Decatur AL Alabama Decatur AL Likely Locals Red Stockings Alligators 43 15
1875 7 29 Tuscumbia AL Alabama Tuscumbia AL Likely Unknown Red Stockings of Decatur, AL
1869 5 20 Gadsden AL Alabama The playground near Capt. Barret's Unknown Locals The two nines of the Etowah club
1869 10 Jacksonville AL Alabama Jacksonville AL Unknown Non-locals Gadsden Etowahs Talladega Peabodys
1874 8 no later than August 1874 Meridianville AL Alabama Meridianville AL Likely Locals Fayetteville BBC Meridianville BBC 48 22
1867 4 10 Mobile AL Alabama Mobile AL Likely Locals Dramatic of Mobile Lone Star of New Orleans 7 92
1877 8 23 Troy AL Alabama Troy AL Likely Locals Troy Bloods Union Springs Seminoles 41 19
1868 11 20 Montgomery AL Alabama The AL State Fair Montgomery AL Likely Locals Montgomery BBC Capitol City BBC 37 15
1871 10 No later than October 1871 Camp Date Creek AZ Arizona Wickenburg AZ Likely Non-locals true
1875 1 Not after January 15 Camp McDowell AZ Arizona Phoenix AZ Likely Non-locals Light Foot club of the 8th Infantry Shamrock club of the 5th Cavalry 14 10 5 innings
1876 5 21 Prescott AZ Arizona The "Plaza" in Prescott Prescott AZ Likely Locals Champion BBC of Prescott Whipple BBC of Fort Whipple 49 22
1877 12 2 Tucson AZ Arizona In front of the school building Yes Locals Lone Star BBC of Tucson Worth BBC of Camp Lowell
1896 1 1 Phoenix AZ Arizona Phoenix AZ Yes Locals Phoenix Los Angeles
1872 12 25 Fort Grant AZ US Arizona Likely Non-locals
1867 5 11 Little Rock AR US Arkansas Arsenal Grounds (MacArthur Park) Yes Locals Pulaski Base Ball Club Galaxy Base Ball Club 67 15 9 innings
1869 7 3 Batesville AR Arkansas Likely Locals Batesville Jacksonport Stonewalls 32 3
1873 8 14 Lonoke AR Arkansas Lonoke AR Likely Locals Little Rock Capitols Lonoke Lone Stars 93 9
1876 10 Monticello AR Arkansas Monticello AR Likely Unknown
1867 5 18 Little Rock AR US Arkansas Arsenal Grounds (MacArthur Park) Yes Non-locals Pulaski Base Ball Club Guidon Base Ball Club 41 30 9 innings
1868 6 No later than the 16th Little Rock AR US Arkansas Arsenal Grounds (MacArthur Park) Yes Locals Rock City First Nine Rock City Second Nine
1868 7 4 Independence Day Litle Rock AR US Arkansas Rock City Grounds Yes Locals Rock City Base Ball Club Pine Bluff Base Ball Club 43 36 9 innings
1868 5 30 Little Rock AR US Arkansas Rock City Grounds Yes Locals Withall's Side English's Side 39 34 6 innings
1868 6 9 Little Rock AR US Arkansas Rock City Grounds Yes Locals Military Base Ball Club Field Nine 24 23 7 innings
1873 8 Helena AR US Arkansas Helena AR Unknown Locals
1868 7 8 Hopefield AR US Arkansas Hopefield AR Hopefield AR Likely Non-locals Bluff City, Memphis Pride of the South, Memphis
1867 6 25 Hot Springs AR US Arkansas Hot Springs AR Likely Locals
1855 9 22 Hobart Australia Australia Doubtful Unknown
1857 2 Melbourne Australia Australia Doubtful Unknown Collingwood Richmond 350 230
1867 Melbourne Australia Australia Richmond Park Likely Non-locals
1878 7 9 Sydney Australia Australia Moore Park Yes Locals Surrey Cricket Club side 1 Surrey Cricket Club side 2
1879 Melbourne Australia Australia Yes Locals Georgia Minstrels music troupe St. Kilda Baseball Club
1897 Belgium Belgium Yes Locals
1920 La Paz Bolivia Bolivia Yes Non-locals American residents side 1 American residents side 2
Early 20th Century Brazil Brazil Yes Non-locals
1847 4 Santa Barbara CA US California Doubtful Non-locals Army Side 1 Army Side 2
1860 2 22 No later than the 22nd San Francisco CA US California Yes Locals SFBBC Red Rovers 33 33 9 innings
1860 2 No later than the 22nd Sacramento CA US California Likely Locals SBBC Union 20 14
1860 6 No later than the 6th Stockton CA US California Likely Locals Sacramento BBC Stockton BBC 8 1
1860 9 No later than the 6th Stockton CA US California Likely Unknown Sacramento Stockton BBC 73 7
1860 10 No later than the 11th San Francisco CA US California Yes Locals Eagle BBC Em Quads 33 14
1876 4 Fort Yuma CA US California Likely Non-locals
1870 San Mateo CA California Likely Locals St. Mary's College boys Students of Santa Clara College true
1851 3 San Francisco CA US California Doubtful Locals
1860 5 25 Stockton CA US California Unknown Unknown SBBC Live Oaks
1860 9 No later than the 24th Sacramento CA US California Yes Locals Eagle Club (San Francisco) Sacramento 36 32 true
1860 10 Stockton CA US California Unknown Locals Sacramento Stockton 48 11
1860 4 No later than the 12th Sacramento CA US California Likely Locals Sacramento Union Club (Sacramento) 15 10
1860 6 No later than the 20th Ravenswood CA US California Unknown Locals Eagle Club (SF) Em Quad (SF) 55 27
1871 5 6 San Diego CA US California "the Plaza in New Town" Horton Plaza Yes Locals
1866 Oakland CA US California Unknown Unknown
1856 9 12 London ONT Canada Canada Unknown Locals London Delaware 34 33 2 innings
1859 5 24 Hamilton ONT Canada Canada Likely Locals Toronto Young Canadian Hamilton Young American
1860 8 30 Hamilton ONT Canada Canada Yes Locals Niagara (Buffalo) Young Canadian (Hamilton) 87 13
1872 Victoria British Columbia Canada Canada Unknown Unknown Olympics of Victoria Washington BBC of Olympia, WA
1877 5 24 Queen Victoria's Birthday Victoria British Columbia Canada Canada Beacon Hill Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC Yes Locals Victoria Seattle Alkis 7 15 Unknown
1878 5 16 Odd day, played prior to usual game in the series which was on Queen Victoria's birthday Victoria British Columbia Canada Canada Beacon Hill Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC Likely Locals Victoria Seattle Alkis 26 19 Unknown
1882 5 24 Reported May 26 Victoria British Columbia Canada Canada Beacon Hill Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC Yes Locals Victoria Independents University of Washington, Seattle 12 18 2 hours, 30 minutes
1874 1873-1876 China China Yes Locals
1913 Bogota Colombia Colombia Yes Unknown
1903 "Around 1903" Colombia Colombia Unknown Unknown
1862 4 26 Denver CO US Colorado Likely Locals true
1862 3 15 Denver CO Colorado "Near the Court House, West Denver" Likely Locals
1860 "Before the Civil War" Manchester CT US Connecticut Likely Locals true
1858 7 Prior to July 4th New Haven CT US Connecticut Doubtful Locals
1859 7 28 Fair Haven CT US Connecticut Unknown Locals Quinnipiack (New Haven) Pine Grove (Fair Haven) 19 73
1973 Possibly 1974. Split Croatia Croatia Yes Locals
1864 Havana Cuba Cuba Yes Locals
1920 Pilsen Czech Republic Czech Republic Yes Locals YMCA Team from Prague YMCA Team from Pilsen
1867 7 11 Wilmington DE Delaware Wilmington DE Likely Locals Diamond State Wawasset 40 29
1865 11 4 New Castle DE Delaware New Castle DE Likely Locals Lenapi BBC of New Castle Diamond State BBC of Wilmington
1978 Denmark Denmark Yes Locals
1890 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Yes Non-locals
1874 England England Yes Non-locals Boston Red Stocking players Philadelphia Athletics players
1890 6 21 Preston Lancashire England England Deepdale (soccer pitch of Preston North End Football Club) Yes Locals Preston Derby 6 9 1h50
1923 Estonia Estonia Unknown Locals Lithuanian club Estonian club
1980 Finland Finland Yes Locals
1867 9 13 St. Augustine FL Florida Likely Non-locals Two nines of army soldiers
1889 3 8 Paris France France Parc Aerostatique Yes Non-locals Chicago White Sox players American Pro All-Stars 3 6
1860 2 11 Macon GA US Georgia Likely Locals Olympic Club side 1 Olympic Club side 2 true
1882 Albany GA Georgia Albany GA Unknown Unknown
1865 1 5 Americus GA Georgia Andersonville POW Camp Unknown Non-locals
1866 5 12 Atlanta GA Georgia Yes Locals Atlanta BBC Gate City BBC 29 127
1860 11 7 Augusta GA Georgia Augusta GA Likely Locals
1868 10 13 Marietta GA Georgia Marietta GA Likely Locals Southern Star Kennesaw
1862 Fort Pulaski GA Georgia Likely Non-locals 48th NY Infantry
1909 9 About September 18, 1909 Berlin Germany Germany Botanical Garden Parks Unknown Unknown
1912 6 12 Berlin Germany Germany Yes Unknown
1970 "Around 1970" Hellenikon Greece Greece Yes Non-locals
1972 Athens Greece Greece Yes Locals
1852 HI US Hawaii Unknown Unknown
1867 5 25 Honolulu HI Hawaii on the Esplanade Honolulu HI Unknown Locals
1867 7 31 Honolulu HI Hawaii Honolulu HI Unknown Locals Pacific BBC Unknown
1910 6 24 Tegueigalpa Honduras Honduras Yes Locals
1990 "Early 1990s" Hungary Hungary Unknown Unknown
1885 6 7 Pocatello ID Idaho Pocotello ID Yes Locals Pocatello BBC Shoshone BBC 25 13
1869 7 10 Boise ID Idaho the public square Boise ID Likely Locals Capitol BBC fjirst side Capitol BBC second side
1851 8 6 IL US Illinois Unknown Unknown Hunkidoris of Joliet Sleepers of Lockport
1858 7 7 Chicago IL US Illinois Unknown Locals Union Base Ball Club Downer's Grove Base Ball Club true
1858 6 19 Alton IL US Illinois Doubtful Locals Alton Baseball Club Upper Alton Baseball Club 224 90
1862 5 5 Fort Wayne IN US Indiana Summit City Club's grounds Yes Locals Summit City (John E. Hill, captain) Summit City (Samuel Lewis, captain) 57 37 9 innings
1865 8 17 Elkhart IN Indiana Likely Locals Laporte BBC Star of the West BBC, of Elkhart 98 28 9 innings
1866 Indianapolis IN Indiana Camp Morton Unknown Unknown Laporte BBC Western BBC of Indianapolis 49 21
1858 Davenport IA US Iowa Unknown Unknown true
1867 7 27 Fairfield IA US Iowa Fairfield IA Likely Locals Jefferson BBC Mechanics 50 23
1867 8 1 Brighton IA US Iowa Brighton IA Likely Locals Washington BBC Jefferson 54 35
7 Rockford IA US Iowa Yes Unknown (Interstate Tourney)
1874 8 24 Dublin Ireland Ireland Yes Non-locals Philadelphia Athletics Boston Red Stockings
1927 Jerusalem Israel Israel Unknown Locals
1884 Livorno Italy Italy Likely Unknown
1872 Japan Japan Yes Unknown
1866 8 12 Kansas City KS US Kansas Kansas City KS Unknown Unknown Antelope of Kansas City Pomeroy of Atchison 48 28 true
1858 7 Date possibly the 15th Louisville KY US Kentucky Louisville KY Yes Locals Louisville Base Ball Club side 1 Louisville Base Ball Club side 2 52 41 true
1866 9 15 Covington KY US Kentucky Willow Run Bottom Interstate 75 Yes Locals Covington Base Ball Club Live Oak (Cincinati) 28 21
1889 Hazard KY US Kentucky Open field on Broadway Likely Locals Hindman Hazard 6 13
1869 10 Hickman KY Kentucky Hickman KY Yes Locals Charleston MO BBC Hickman BBC 59 25
1866 9 8 Dayton KY Kentucky next to a school on the Jamestown/Brookly border Dayton, Kentucky Yes Locals Live Oak Base Ball Club of Cincinnati, Ohio Eagle Base Ball Club of Brooklyn, Kentucky 52 41
1866 10 17 Florence Fair Base Ball Tournament Florence KY United States of America Kentucky Florence Fair Grounds Florence KY Yes Locals Covington Base Ball Club Holt Base Ball Club 19 4 3 innings - called due to darkness
1859 7 14 Louisville KY US Kentucky Louisville KY Likely Locals Eclipse Base Ball Club (married members) Eclipse Base Ball Club (single members)
1860 7 Louisville KY United States of America Kentucky Cedar Hill Park Louisville KY Likely Unknown Louisville Base Ball Club (side 1) Louisville Base Ball Club (side 2) 11 20
1866 10 21 Paducah KY United States of America Kentucky Paducah, Kentucky Paducah KY Likely Locals Independent Club of Cairo, Illinois Paducah Club of Paducah, Kentucky 32 32
1920 Riga Latvia Latvia Yes Non-locals Red Cross -- Western Russia Red Cross -- Baltic States
1922 Lithuania Lithuania Yes Locals
1859 8 Possibly the 8th New Orleans LA US Louisiana Unknown Unknown LABBC (intramural) 88 24 true
1859 10 Possibly the 3rd Oct. New Orleans LA US Louisiana Unknown Unknown Southern Magnolia
Baton Rouge LA US Louisiana Doubtful Unknown S NO Capital
1859 8 12 New Orleans LA Louisiana New Orleans LA Likely Locals Empire Louisiana true
2002 Luxembourg Luxembourg Yes Locals
1860 10 10 Topsham ME US Maine Likely Locals Bowdoin College Seniors Sunrise (Brunswick)
1859 6 28 Portland ME US Maine Yes Locals TriMountains (Boston) Portland 21 14 3 hours true
1865 Norway ME US Maine County Fair Grounds Yes Non-locals Resolute South Paris Club
1890 4 29 Malta Malta Malta Polo Grounds Yes Non-locals Atlanta team Boston team
1859 D.C. possibly MD US Maryland Unknown Unknown Excel Potomacs
1867 7 25 Federalsburg MD US Maryland Seaford Grounds Yes Locals Presto of Federalsburg Star Club of Seaford (De) 17 44
1867 4 20 Easton MD US Maryland Dr. Earle's field Yes Locals Fair Play First Nine Fair Play Second Nine
1867 9/12/1867 Easton MD US Maryland Dr. Earle's field Yes Locals Choptank Club of Trappe Fair Play Club of Easton 85 47
1867 9/26/1867 Trappe MD US Maryland Yes Locals Fair Play of Easton Choptank of Trappe 24 50
1867 10/3/1867 Trappe MD US Maryland Trappe grounds Yes Locals Choptank Club of Trappe Fair Play Club of Easton 31 32
1867 10/3/1867 MD US Maryland Yes Locals Fair Play of Easton Claiborne Club of St. Michaels 11 29
1867 10/10/1867 Easton MD US Maryland Fair Play grounds Yes Locals Fair Play of Easton Claiborne Club of St. Michaels 24 31
1860 9 22 Baltimore MD US Maryland Excelsior Grounds Yes Locals Excelsior (Brooklyn) Excelsior (Baltimore 51 6
1867 3 30 4/6/1867 Chestertown MD US Maryland Court House Yes Locals Washington College Wissahiccon Club Independent Club of Chestertown 97 15 4 hours 50 minutes
1867 4 13 4/20/1867 Cecilton MD US Maryland Meteor Club Grounds Yes Locals Meteor Club of Cecilton Kent Club of Galena 19 36
1867 4 22 4/27/1867 Galena MD US Maryland Kent Club Grounds Yes Locals Avalanche Club of Cecil County Kent Club of Galena 28 30
1867 5 11 5/18/1867 Chestertown MD US Maryland Wissahiccon Club Grounds Yes Non-locals Wissahicon Club of Chestertown Kent Club of Galena 21 23
1867 5 25 6/1/1867 Galena MD US Maryland Dr. Taymine's Field near Galena Yes Locals Wissahicon Club of Chestertown Kent Club of Galena 36 35
1867 5/30/1867 Greensborough (sic) MD US Maryland Greensborough grounds Yes Locals The Star of Greensborough Choptank Club of Preston 41 46
1867 June 20, 1867 Preston MD US Maryland Greensboro grounds Yes Locals Chester of Preston Senora of Greensboro 46 60
1858 9 9 Boston MA US Massachusetts Yes Locals Tri-Mountains Portland (ME) 42 47 true
1866 7 27 Worcester MA Massachusetts "the Agricultural grounds" Yes Locals Williams College Harvard University 39 37 27 outs
1866 8 7 Salem MA Massachusetts Salem Common Likely Locals picked nine of Salem clubs M.T. of Lowell 9 innings
1858 5 29 Westfield MA US Massachusetts Likely Unknown Atwater Club side 1 Atwater Club side 2
1860 7 4 Medford MA US Massachusetts Likely Locals Bowdoin Club (Boston) Medford Club (Medford)
1858 10 Possibly the 4th Springfield MA US Massachusetts Hampden Park Yes Unknown Pioneer (Springfield) Atwater (Westfield) 29 15
1858 8 19 E. Cambridge MA Massachusetts Cambridge Commons Unknown Locals Niagara BBC of E. Cambridge Forrest City BBC of E. Cambridge
1860 9 8 Leominster MA US Massachusetts Unknown Locals Young Americans -- Jrs Mazeppa - Jrs 50 30 8 innings
1858 9 24 Roxbury MA Massachusetts near Way's Woods Unknown Locals Warrens of Roxbury Olympics of Boston
1860 9 18 North Adams MA US Massachusetts Yes Locals Victory (Troy) North Adams 67 18
1858 10 18 Boston MA Massachusetts The Common Doubtful Locals Bunker Hill BBC of Charlestown Bay State BBC of Boston
1877 Mexico Mexico Unknown Non-locals
1867 10 5 Wyandotte MI US Michigan Likely Locals Star Club (Wyandotte MI) Monitor Club (Taylor MI) 85 15
1859 8 8 Detroit MI US Michigan Detroit Club Grounds Likely Locals Early Risers Detroit 21 59
1860 6 Detroit MI US Michigan Detroit MI Yes Locals Detroit Cricket Club Detroit Base Ball Club 24 56
1859 5 28 St. Paul MN USA Minnesota Likely Locals St. Paul Olympic Club intra-squad 27 16 9 innings ?
1857 8 8 Nininger MN USA Minnesota Nininger Hastings MN Likely Locals Nininger Base Ball Club inter-squad
1857 8 15 Nininger MN USA Minnesota Nininger Nininger MN Likely Locals Nininger Base Ball Club inter-squad
1859 8 15 St. Paul MN USA Minnesota St. Paul Likely Locals Upper Town Base Ball Club Lower Town Base Ball Club 51 25 9 innings ?
1859 5 31 St. Paul MN USA Minnesota Likely Locals St. Paul Olympic Club intra-squad 44 42 9 innings
1865 5 13 St. Paul MN USA Minnesota Phalan's Lake St. Paul MN Likely Locals North Star BBC of St. Paul Davis & Webb unknown
1865 5 18 St. Paul MN USA Minnesota near St. Paul's Episcopal Church near Broadway in Lowertown Likely Locals North Star BBC of St. Paul Excelsior Club of Fort Snelling 38 14 9 innings
1865 7 1 Hastings MN USA Minnesota Hastings Hastings Likely Locals North Star BBC of St. Paul Vermillion BBC of Hastings 55 21 9 innings
1865 9 20 St. Paul MN USA Minnesota Pine Street St. Paul MN Likely Locals North Star BBC of St. Paul Vermillion BBC of Hastings 49 16 9 innings
1867 6 21 Red Wing MN USA Minnesota Crescent Club Grounds Red Wing Likely Locals North Star BBC of St. Paul Crescent BBC of Red Wing 52 34 9 innings; 2:35
1867 5 24 Minneapolis MN USA Minnesota Fairgrounds Franklin Avenue & East 27th, Minneapolis MN Likely Locals North Star BBC of St. Paul Minneapolis BBC 56 26 9 innings
1867 7 10 Mankato MN USA Minnesota Mankato Mankato MN Likely Locals North Star BBC of St. Paul Frontier BBC of Mankato 57 14 9 innings
1866 11 12 Vicksburg MS US Mississippi Arsenal Grounds Likely Unknown Wentz's nine Borden's nine
1849 4 23 Independence MO US Missouri Unknown Unknown
1860 7 9 Saint Louis MO US Missouri St. Louis MO Yes Locals Cyclone Morning Star 24 49 true
1869 Lentner MO US Missouri Lentner MO Unknown Unknown
1870 6 4 Kansas City MO Missouri Likely Locals KC Antelopes KC Actives 68 7
1866 8 12 Kansas City MO Missouri diamond near 14th and Oak Streets, KC Likely Locals Antelopes of Kansas City Pomeroys of Atchison, KS 48 28
1866 MT Montana Unknown Locals Rocky Mountain Base Ball Club - First Nine Rocky Mountain Base Ball Club - Second Nine 121 88
1866 8 Eagle Valley NV Nevada Unknown Locals true
1866 11 29 Virginia City NV US Nevada Likely Locals Virginia BBC Northwestern BBC
1860 NH US New Hampshire Doubtful Locals Stars of East 28 23
1845 11 Possibly the 10th Hoboken NJ US New Jersey Elysian Fields 11th and Washington Unknown Locals NYBBC Side 1 NYBBC Side 2 24 23 true
1859 7 11 Elizabeth NJ US New Jersey Union BBC Grounds Yes Locals Liberty (New Brunswick) Union (Elizabeth) 46 12
1859 11 7 Rahway NJ US New Jersey Yes Locals Newark BBC Liberety (New Brunswick) 18 26
1859 8 1 Somerville NJ US New Jersey Yes Locals Liberty (New Brunswick) Independent (Somerville) 44 35 8 innings
1859 10 28 Orange NY US New Jersey Unknown Unknown Liberty (New Brunswick) Live Oak 25 24
1860 6 21 Raritan NJ US New Jersey Yes Locals Enterprise (Rahway) Lafayette (Raritan) 21 20
1860 7 25 Bergen NJ US New Jersey Yes Locals Powhatan Juniors (Brooklyn) Quickstep Juniors (Bergen) 32 8
1860 8 15 Belleville NJ US New Jersey Yes Locals Pacific (Newark) Essex (Belleville) 33 31
1855 6 13 Newark NJ US New Jersey East Newark Unknown Locals Newark Club Orientals (Newark) 23 28 One inning per side
1855 6 23 Jersey City NJ US New Jersey Unknown Locals Boyce's Side Bixby's Side
1855 7 17 Jersey City NJ US New Jersey Field Between Hoboken and Jersey City Unknown Locals Pioneer Club Excelsior Club 25 49 Eleven Innings
1846 6 19 Hoboken NJ US New Jersey Elysian Fields Yes Locals The Knickerbockers New York Base Ball Club 23 1
1855 9 5 Newark NJ US New Jersey East Newark Unknown Locals Newark Club Newark Junior 27 19 Four Innings
1855 9 26 NJ US New Jersey Unknown Locals Excelsior Club of Jersey City Fear Not Club of Hudson 27 7
1855 10 4 Newark NJ US New Jersey East Newark Unknown Locals Newark Club Married Men Newark Club Single Men 22 9
1855 10 25 NJ US New Jersey Unknown Unknown Excelsior Club of Jersey City Newark Club 24 6 Three innings
1855 10 26 NJ US New Jersey Unknown Locals Empire Newark Junior 24 21
1855 11 14 Jersey City NJ US New Jersey Unknown Unknown Excelsior Club of Jersey City Newark Club 22 12
1855 11 29 NJ US New Jersey Unknown Locals Newark Club single men Empire Club 21 11
1855 7 17 Jersey City NJ US New Jersey Excelsior Club Grounds Unknown Locals Farley's Side of Excelsior Club Van Brunt's Side of Excelsior Club 21 19
1855 9 3 Brooklyn NY US New Jersey Unknown Unknown Columbia Base Ball Club of Brooklyn Pioneer Base Ball Club of Jersey City 26 13
1855 10 9 NJ US New Jersey Unknown Unknown Olympic Club of Newark Columbia Club of Brooklyn 18 23 3 Innings
1855 6 23 Jersey City NJ US New Jersey The Common Between Jersey City and Hoboken Yes Locals Jersey City Club side 1 Jersey City Club side 2 21 16
1855 10 10 Brooklyn NY US New Jersey Putnam Club Grounds Unknown Unknown Pioneer Club of Jersey City Columbia Club of Brooklyn 23 8
1855 11 5 Newark NJ US New Jersey East Newark Unknown Locals Excelsior Club of Jersey City Newark Club 24 6
1855 11 6 Brooklyn NY US New Jersey Brooklyn Unknown Unknown Columbia Base Ball Club of Brooklyn Olympic Base Ball Club of Newark 23 17
1855 7 13 E. Newark NJ US New Jersey Newark BBC Grounds Likely Locals Newark BBC Olympics of NJ 31 10
1856 6 5 Trenton NJ US New Jersey The Common near the Normal School Likely Locals Trenton BBC, side 1 Trenton BBC, side 2
1857 9 16 Bloomfield NJ US New Jersey Likely Locals Watsessing (Bloomfield) Empire 2nd Nine (Newark) 24 23 8 innings
1857 11 26 Paterson NJ US New Jersey Unknown Unknown Friendship Independent 31 26
1858 New Brunswick NJ US New Jersey Liberty BBC Grounds Yes Locals Liberty (New Brunswick) Atlantics (Brooklyn) 8 24
1858 11 18 Hudson City NJ US New Jersey Merseles Grounds Unknown Unknown Metropolitan Jrs Alamode
1865 1864 to 1868 Da Baca County NM US New Mexico Unknown Unknown
1876 6 1 Santa Fe NM New Mexico west of the Capitol Bldg. Santa Fe NM Likely Locals Collegians of St. Michael's College Union BBC 9 innings
1877 6 Santa Fe NM US New Mexico Santa Fe, NM Yes Locals Mutual of Santa Fe College Club 26 13
1845 10 12 date possibly the 10th Brooklyn NY US New York (city) Union Star Cricket Club Grounds Unknown Locals Brooklyn New York 22 1 three innings?
1859 7 14 New Utrecht NY US New York (city) Neosho BBC Grounds Yes Locals Pastime (Brooklyn) Neosho (New Utrecht 40 17
1859 8 17 Mineola NY US New York (city) Yes Locals Atlantic (Brooklyn) Washington 21 18
1859 11 3 New York NY US New York (city) Likely Locals Fordham College College of St. Francis Xavier
1859 8 16 Yorkville (Manhattan) NY US New York (city) Yes Locals Jefferson Yorkville 28 37
1859 10 6 Coney Island (Brooklyn) NY US New York (city) Yes Locals Good Intent (New Utrech -- Bkn) Wawayanda (Gravesend)
1859 11 9 Fort Hamilton (Brooklyn) NY US New York (city) Yes Locals Good Intent (New Utrech -- Bkn) Neosho (New Utrecht) 13 19
1860 6 25 Staten Island (Port Richmond) NY US New York (city) Yes Locals Benecia Boy (Brooklyn) Wild Rover (Port Richmond) 43 8
1856 8 27 Morrisania (Bronx) NY US New York (city) Yes Locals Baltic (New York) Unioin (Bronx) 12 15
1845 10 6 Hoboken NJ US New York (city) Elysian Fields Yes Locals Curry's Side (Knickerbockers) Cartwright's Side (Knickerbockers) 11 8 true
1845 11 November 10th? Hoboken NJ US New York (city) Elysian Fields Doubtful Locals
1846 6 19 Hoboken NJ US New York (city) Elysian Fields Yes Locals New York Club Knickerbocker Base Ball Club 23 1 true
1846 7 Brooklyn NY US New York (city) Doubtful Locals
1851 6 3 Harlem NY US New York (city) Red House Grounds Yes Locals Knickerbockers Washington Club 21 11 8 innings
1855 8 3 E. Brooklyn NY US New York (city) Putnam Grounds, Brooklyn Yes Locals Putnams Knickerbocker Base Ball Club 23 15
1855 11 29 East New York NY US New York (city) East New York Likely Locals Empire Club (NY) Atlantic Club (Brooklyn) 12 12
1860 6 Possibly the 3rd Troy NY US New York (state) Unknown Unknown
1858 7 6 Alexander NY US New York (state) Likely Locals Alexander Batavia 30 50
1858 8 August 21? E. Pembroke NY US New York (state) Unknown Unknown Union BBC Marrieds Union BBC Singles 49 52
1858 9 21 Cohoes NY US New York (state) Likely Locals Vanguard BBC Marrieds Vanguard BBC Singles 43 42
1858 10 5 game reported on Oct 6 Syracuse NY US New York (state) Likely Locals Syracuse BBC, McClelland's Side Syracuse BBC, Avery's Side 36 36
1859 6 9 Albany NY US New York (state) Yes Locals Champion BBC Seniors Champion BBC Juniors 36 40 10 innings
1859 7 20 Date inferred from article Canandaigua NY US New York (state) Unknown Locals Canandaigua Side A Canandaigua Side B 37 41
1859 8 No Later than August 1 Syracuse NY US New York (state) Yes Locals Syracuse Cricket Club Syracuse Base Ball Club 19 70
1859 8 18 W. Troy NY US New York (state) Likely Locals Albany West Troy 31 16
1859 8 30 Troy NY US New York (state) Wier's Course Yes Locals Priam Club - Side A Priam Club - Side B 51 12
1859 10 1 Troy NY US New York (state) Wier's Course Yes Locals Priam (Troy) Victory (Troy) 25 9 7 innings (rain)
1860 8 7 Poughkeepsie NY US New York (state) Likely Locals Enterprise Club (Brooklyn) Poughkeepsie 18 14
1859 10 1 Troy NY US New York (state) Wier's Course Yes Locals Priam (Troy) Victory (Troy) 25 9 7 innings (rain)
1859 10 24 E. Albany NY US New York (state) Champions' Grounds, Greenbush Yes Locals Pittsfield Champions (Albany) 8 11
1859 11 24 Thanksgiving Newburgh NY US New York (state) Yes Locals Eckford (Brooklyn) Newburgh 58 19
1860 5 19 Schenectady NY US New York (state) Likely Locals Mohawk Union Club 31 22
1860 6 1 Whitehall NY US New York (state) Union Grounds Yes Locals Victory Club (Troy) Union Club (Whitehall) 54 10
1859 8 4 Lockport NY US New York (state) Yes Locals Live Oak (Rochester) Lockport 43 18
1859 9 September 25? Brighton NY US New York (state) Unknown Locals Scrub Oak Brighton 9 19
1860 6 2 Utica NY US New York (state) Likely Locals Whitesboro Utica 8 39
1860 6 15 Ogdensburg NY US New York (state) Likely Locals Star Club (Ogdensburg) St. Lawrence Club (Ogdensburg) 68 29
1860 6 26 Phelps NY US New York (state) Victory Grounds Unknown Locals Pioneer Club (Canandaigua) Victory Club (Phelps) 32 19
1859 6 23 Newburgh NY US New York (state) Likely Locals Hudson Rivers (Newburgh NY) Highlands (New Windsor NY) 28 23
1860 7 28 Chittenango NY US New York (state) Unknown Unknown Cazenovia Syracuse Base Ball Club 32 20
1860 8 17 Clifton NY US New York (state) Unknown Unknown Burlington Club (Hamilton ONT) Queen City (Clifton?) 25 30
1860 8 23 Cazenovia NY US New York (state) Yes Locals Syracuse BBC Cazenovia 29 25
1860 8 8 Chatham Four Corners NY US New York (state) Likely Locals National (Lansingburgh NY) Pittsfield (Pittsfield MA) 37 19
1860 10 22 Port Schuyler NY US New York (state) Trojan Grounds Yes Locals Victory (second nine) (Troy) Trojan (Port Schuyler) 35 20
1856 5 21 Belding club played on Wednesdays Piermont NY US New York (state) Likely Locals Belding Club Side 1 Belding Club Side 2 20 21 Unknown
1860 8 18 Truxton NY US New York (state) Likely Locals Truxtons Preble Young Americas 17 21
1854 Geneva NY US New York (state) Unknown Locals
1857 11 19 Ossining NY US New York (state) Unknown Locals Star BBC side 1 Star BBC side 2 27 25
1858 4 24 Buffalo NY US New York (state) Doubtful Locals Buffalo BBC side 1 Buffalo BBC side 2 29 26
1858 5 20 Genesee NY US New York (state) Doubtful Unknown Rough and Ready BBC side 1 Rough and Ready BBC side 2
1858 6 4 Batavia NY US New York (state) Unknown Locals Excelsiors (Batavia) Rough and Ready 77 55
1858 6 18 Rochester NY US New York (state) Unknown Locals Flour City (Rochester) University (Rochester?) 25 8
1888 11 "Weeks before" December 10 Wellington New Zealand New Zealand Likely Non-locals Hicks-Sawyer Minstrel Co. side 1 Hicks-Sawyer Minstrel Co. side 2
1866 Asheville NC US North Carolina Likely Locals true
1863 Salisbury NC North Carolina POW Camp Salisbury NC Likely Non-locals
1885 5 30 Bismarck ND North Dakota Bismarck ND Yes Locals Bismarck Mandan
1879 6 25 Grand Forks ND North Dakota Grand Forks ND Yes Unknown Grand Forks Dakota Stars Caledonia Boys of Caledonia 49 19
1873 8 10 Bismarck ND United States North Dakota Yes Locals Bismarck and Camp Hancock Base Ball Club D Company, 20th Infantry Base Ball Club
1877 7 4 Bismarck ND United States North Dakota Yes Locals Merchants County Officers 27 2
1990 Norway Norway Yes Locals
1857 Cleveland OH US Ohio Cleveland OH Unknown Locals true
1860 Oberlin OH US Ohio Oberlin OH Unknown Locals Railroad Club Uptown Club
1860 6 20 Gambier OH US Ohio Kenyon College Gambier OH Doubtful Unknown K BBC K Grammar
1864 8 27 Johnson Island OH US Ohio Yes Non-locals true
1866 9 8 Cincinnati OH US Ohio Cincinnati OH Likely Locals Live Oak (Cincinnati) Eagle (Brooklyn, KY) 52 12
1858 7 23 Cincinnati OH Ohio Union Cricket Club grounds in Walnut Hills Cincinnati OH Likely Locals Base Ball Club of Cincinnati Base Ball Club of Cincinnati
1891 6 19 Oklahoma City OK Oklahoma Oklahoma City OK. Yes Locals Jennison Pirates of Ok. City Purcell Chickasaws
1866 10 13 Oregon City OR US Oregon Oregon City grounds Yes Locals Pioneer BBC (Portland) Clackamas BBC (Oregon City) 77 45 9 innings; 2 hours & 40 minutes true
1866 8 3 Portland OR US Oregon Pioneer Club grounds Yes Locals Pioneers (Fielding) Pioneers (Batting) 24 28 9 innings
1866 9 22 Oregon City OR US Oregon Oregon City grounds Yes Locals Clackamas (Shepherd, captain) Clackamas (Pope, captain) 12 >= 5 innings
1874 10 23 Oregon City OR USA Oregon Unknown Yes Non-locals Portland Arcadians Salem Collegiates 9 0 Unknown
1960 8 25 Other places North Pole Yes Unknown true
1946 Panama Panama Yes Non-locals
1858 11 18 Philadelphia PA US Pennsylvania Yes Locals Pennsylvania Tigers side 1 Pennsylvania Tigers side 2 24 23 true
1860 7 26 Pittsburgh PA US Pennsylvania West Common Unknown Locals Fort Pitt Keystone
1859 11 November 12th or 19th Philadelphia PA US Pennsylvania Drove Yard Yes Locals Philadelphia BBC Side A Philadelphia BBC Side B 45 28 5 innings
1860 6 11 Philadelphia PA US Pennsylvania Yes Locals Winona Club of Philadelphia Equity Club of Philadelphia 39 21
1860 6 27 Pittsburgh PA US Pennsylvania Unknown Locals Duquesne Allegheny (Pittsburgh) 31 32
1862 Meadville PA US Pennsylvania Unknown Unknown Titusville (PA) BBC Erie (PA) BBC
1919 5 30 Modlin Poland Poland Yes Non-locals
1919 Lisbon Portugal Portugal Yes Non-locals
1896 6 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Unknown Unknown Almedares Borinquen
1906 2 11 Seoul Korea Republic of Korea Hullyonwon Yes Locals German Language Institute team Hansong YMCA team
1863 6 27 Providence RI Rhode Island Dexter Field Cranston Street Yes Locals Brown University Harvard University 17 27 4 hours
1933 Moscow Russia Russia Yes Non-locals Moscow Anglo-Americans side 1 Moscow Anglo-Americans side 1
1960 Some time in the 1960s San Marino San Marino Yes Locals
1980 Serbia Serbia Yes Locals
1895 Johannesburg South Africa South Africa Wanderers Grounds Unknown Non-locals
1866 6 26 Charleston SC South Carolina Citadel College green Yes Locals Palmetto Palmetto
1862 12 25 Hilton Head SC South Carolina Hiltoin Head SC Likely Non-locals team from the 165th NY Infantry team from the 47th and 48th NY
1870 7 Sioux City SD South Dakota Sioux City IA Likely Locals Sioux City White Caps Railroad Club of Cherokee 78 41
1870 10 21 Yankton SD South Dakota Likely Non-locals Yankton Coyotes Sioux City (IA) White Caps 56 25 7 innings
1886 6 16 Pierre SD South Dakota Likely Non-locals Huron club Fort Sully club 11 4
1874 7 31 SD United States South Dakota Custer Park Custer, SD Yes Non-locals Actives Benteens 11 6 0.100694444444444
1889 Year is approximate Spain Spain Likely Locals
1910 Vasteras Sweden Sweden Likely Locals
1981 Zurich Switzerland Switzerland Yes Locals
1910 Tainan Taiwan Taiwan Likely Non-locals
1921 Hualien Taiwan Taiwan Likely Locals
1897 Taipei Taiwan Taiwan Likely Non-locals
1910 (Southern Taiwan) Taiwan Taiwan Likely Unknown
1860 Year needs to be confirmed Nashville TN US Tennessee Sulphur Spring Bottom Athletic Park Unknown Unknown true
1867 2 18 Memphis TN Tennessee Memphis TN Likely Locals Enterprise Pride of the South
1866 4 21 no later than April 1866 Nashville TN Tennessee Likely Locals Cumberland BBC Rock City BBC
1866 8 2 Nashville TN US Tennessee Nashville TN Likely Unknown Louisville BBC of Louisville, Kentucky Cumberland BBC 39 23
1846 Corpus Christi vicinity TX Texas Corpus Christi TX Doubtful Non-locals
1859 2 Austin TX Texas the prairie north of the Capitol Bldg. Austin TX Doubtful Locals
1865 Galveston TX Texas Galveston TX Yes Non-locals Teams from the army garrison true
1868 4 21 Houston TX Texas near the San Jacinto battlefield Houston TX Yes Locals Stonewall of Houston R. E. Lee of Galveston 34 5
1863 Tyler TX Texas Camp Ford POW Camp Tyler TX Likely Non-locals Union army POWs
1905 Year is approximate The Netherlands The Netherlands Unknown Unknown
1910 The Netherlands The Netherlands Unknown Unknown
1875 1 1 Nephi UT US Utah Unknown Unknown
1875 12 27 Nephi UT US Utah Pioneer City Park Yes Locals Whitmore side Gibson side 87 17 5 hours
1866 3 Salt Lake City UT Utah Arsenal grounds Unknown Unknown
1870 7 5 Corinne UT Utah Likely Locals Corinne Corinthians Salt Lake City 42 31
1879 7 3 Reported July 3, 1879 Salt Lake City UT USA Utah Washington Square Yes Non-locals San Francisco Athletics Salt Lake Deserets 13 12 2 hours and 20 minutes
1895 5 23 Caracas Venezuela Venezuela Yes Locals El Caracas Base Ball Club
"Well before the end of the nineteenth century." Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Yes Unknown
1866 9 15 Norfolk VA US Virginia Norfolk VA Yes Locals Creighton Club Stonewall Club 64 19
1860 4 24 Norfolk VA US Virginia Norfolk VA Likely Locals Marion Club (Brooklyn) The Sumter Club (Norfolk VA) 12 11 7 Innings true
1860 5 5 Washington DC US Washington, D.C. Potomac Club Grounds Washington DC Yes Locals National Potomac 15 37 7 innings true
1860 6 6 Washington DC US Washington, D.C. Potomac Club Grounds Washington DC Yes Locals Excelsior Club (Baltimore) Potomac Club (Washington) 40 24
1867 5 29 Vancouver WA USA Washington Occidental Club grounds Yes Locals Pioneer BBC (Portland, OR) Occidental BBC (Vancouver, WA) 79 62 9 innings; 3 hours, 45 minutes true
1878 7 4 Seattle WA USA Washington Duwamish Race Track Fort Dent, Tukwila, WA Likely Locals Seattle Alkis Victoria
1880 7 4 Port Townsend WA USA Washington Base Ball Grounds Port Townsend, WA Likely Locals Port Townsend Base Ball Club Port Gamble Base Ball Club
1881 7 4 Colfax, WA WA USA Washington Colfax, WA Colfax, WA Yes Locals Colfax Base Ball Club Lewiston Base Ball Club 19 21 Six Innings
1871 5 13 Game reported May 18 Port Townsend WA USA Washington Port Townsend, WA Port Townsend, WA Yes Locals Red Rover Base Ball Club Union Base Ball Club 59 68 Unknown
1876 8 Match game proposed by Newcastle, Seattle team formed to accept challenge Seattle WA USA Washington Occidental Square, Seattle, WA Occidental Square, Seattle, WA Yes Locals Seattle Alkis Newcastle Miners 51 0 Unknown
1879 7 4 Spokane WA Washington Likely Locals Spokane Falls Club Local Surveyors 13 8 1 inning (called on account of rain)
1867 9 6 Reported 9/6/1867 Walla Walla WA USA Washington Unknown Unknown Excelsiors Walla Wallas
1882 3 Game challenge sent in March Chimacum WA USA Washington Chimacum, WA Likely Locals Fort Townsend Base Ball Club Chimacum Base Ball Club Unknown
1882 5 24 Queen Victoria's Birthday Victoria British Columbia Canada Washington Beacon Hill Beacon Hill, Victoria, BC Unknown Locals Victoria Independents University of Washington, Seattle 12 18 2 hours, 30 minutes
1877 9 16 Reported September 22, 1877 Port Gamble WA USA Washington Port Gamble Base Ball Grounds Port Gamble, WA Likely Locals Unknowns B. B. C., Port Gamble Pacific B. B. C., Snohomish City 38 22
1881 7 4 Reported July 9 Lummi Village near Bellingham WA USA Washington Property of B. N.McDonough Lummi Island, WA Likely Locals Semiahmoo River Boys
1866 8 Wheeling WV US West Virginia Wheeling Island WV Likely Locals Hunkidori BBC Union Club of Washington PA true
1859 11 30 Milwaukee WI US Wisconsin West Wisconsin Ave and North 13 Street Likely Locals Hathaway's Side King's Side 40 35 3 innings true
1867 Summer 1867 Baraboo WI US Wisconsin Yes Locals Lodi Baraboo
1866 10 2 Guessed Racine WI US Wisconsin West Park? Yes Locals Racine Club, first nine Racine Club, second nine
1866 10 23 Inferred Racine WI US Wisconsin Yes Locals Racine Club, first nine Belle City Club 21 25
WY US Wyoming Unknown Unknown
1868 Fort Fetterman WY Wyoming Douglas WY Likely Non-locals Accommodation Club Laramie Club true
1848 3 6 “The West” US the United States (exact location unclear) Unknown Unknown Army?