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Forest Citys Base Ball Club contracts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC33

Scope and Contents

Consists of contractual agreements of baseball players Adrian "Cap" Anson and Scott Hastings to play with the Rockford, IL team for the 1871 season.


  • Created: 1871

Biographical / Historical

The Forest Citys Base Ball Club was a Rockford, IL, based amateur and professional baseball team started in 1865 by local businessmen. The Forest Citys played their only year as a professional team in the inaugural year of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players league. The club disbanded after the end of the 1871 season.


1 folder (1 folder: .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 2 items

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