Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Red Caps First Match?

The Red cap base ball club, of Edwardsville, will play the Eureka club, of Brighton, at Alton, on Saturday next.
-The Edwardsville Intelligencer, July 13, 1871

This was, most likely, the first match game for the Red Caps, an Edwardsville club formed by the merger of the Magnolia and Chargog clubs during the first week of July 1871.     

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