Team Names

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The 19th century saw many names of baseball clubs in New Bedford. In my research I have noted roughly 60 different club names in New Bedford in a five year period. None of which I have found to have the name Sox included.

Here are a sample of 19th century area baseball team names. Teams were based in New Bedford unless noted otherwise:

Active Base Ball Club

Alaska Base Ball Club (Fairhaven)

Bay State Base Ball Club

Chicopee Base Ball Club

Clipper Base Ball Club

Eureka Base Ball Club

Franklin Base Ball Club

Independent Base Ball Club (Marion)

Ironsides Base Ball Club

Kit Kat Base Ball Club (Rochester)

Lowell Base Ball Club

Mattapoisett Base Ball Club (Mattapoisett)

Monohansett Base Ball Club (North Dighton)

Nautical Base Ball Club

Nobby Base Ball Club

Onward Base Ball Club

Red Rover Base Ball Club (Fairhaven)

Resolute Base Ball Club (Fall River)

Rising Sun Base Ball Club (later changed to Annawan Base Ball Club)

Riverside Baseball Club (Acushnet)

Rough and Ready Base Ball Club

Sons of the Ocean Base Ball Club

Star Base Ball Club

Wamsutta Base Ball Club

Young Tigers Base Ball Club

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  1. Can you tell me more about the Riverside Baseball Club? I found an old stereograph of eight ball players that says Riverside B.B. club, taken in Topeka on the reverse side. They have an “R” on their shirts. There is no date but this looks to be circa 1880 to me.

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