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June 25, 2008


Gary Ashwill

Brian, I don't know, but I can pass this on to John & Cesar & see if they know anything. Very interesting.

Brian McKenna


Has anyone ever checked on a college teammate of Stephen Bellan's named Christadoro (perhaps actually Cristadoro or Cristodoro)? He was signed/enlisted at the same time Bellan was by the Unions of Morrisania in June 1868. Don't know if he played with the club though.

Brooklyn Eagle 6/29/1868 under heading "Bulletin of Changes"

Brian McKenna

Lansingburgh, also known as North Troy would be annexed by Troy in 1900.

In 1861 the Priams of Troy and the Nationals of Lansingburgh merged to form the Unions of Rensselaer County. The new club then joined the National Association of Base Ball Players, NABBP. The club fell by the wayside during the Civil War. It was reorganized in 1866 and renamed the Unions of Lansingburgh. The Unions became one of the strongest clubs in the area, winning 90% of their contests in their first five seasons. During this entire time they were officially called the “Unions.” However, after they defeated the powerful Mutuals of New York in 1867, the team became fondly known in New York papers as the “Haymakers.” (One of the Mutual players popped off after the loss about losing to a bunch of haymakers)

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