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The Oshkosh Base Ball Club from 1872-1913

Oshkosh in base ball


The Oshkosh baseball club was organized in 1865 by Col. Henry B. Harshaw. Named after the popular principal of Oshkosh High School, Arthur Everett, the "Everetts" represented Oshkosh in amateur club matches until 1872. Baseball's popularity soared in the 1870s as amateur and professional teams formed across the nation. Oshkosh fielded its first professional team in 1887, joining Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Des Moines in the Northwestern League. This book, produced by the Oshkosh Base Ball Club in 1913, traces the development of baseball in Oshkosh.

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Creator: Oshkosh Base Ball Club
Pub Data: Oshkosh, Wis.: Oshkosh Base Ball Club, 1913. [Oshkosh, Wis.: Castle-Pierce]. (GV863 O842 1913)
Citation: Oshkosh in base ball. (Oshkosh, Wis.: Oshkosh Base Ball Club, 1913); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1127 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1127; Visited on: 4/23/2014
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