Early baseball in Washington, DC/Club 1

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Location Washington, D.C.
Year 1859
Month 11
Date 29
Modern address Washington DC
City Washington
State DC
Country US
Nickname National

"In the fall of 1859, two separate groups of government workers met in Washington and formed the area's first base baseball clubs, the Potomac and the Nationals."

In 1864, the National Club was a member of the NABBP. M. Wright, The NABBP, page 93.

Washington's population in 1860 was about 75,000. It was the 14th largest city in the US.


Brian McKenna, "Arthur Gorman," Baseball Biography Project. See also Peverelly, page 111.

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