Eureka Baseball Club of Newark
The Eureka team was part of the NABBP
in the 1850's and 1860's. The Eureka Club first began playing other members of the NABBP in 1860. They played at a field at Ferry Street and Adams Street in the Ironbound.
Other players for the team in 1860 were H. Brientnall, A. Littlewood, E Benedict, P. Baldwin, E. Thomas, T. Price and R. Elsden. Brientnall played five games; Littlewood, three; Benedict, two; and the other four members played only in a single game during the season.
- This roster is from the 1860 NABBP season.
Season by season
The Eurekas had the eleventh best win percentage and the eight most wins. They batted in the fifth most runs of any team at 213.
Newark only played one game against the Enterprise baseball club from Brooklyn and beat them 27-5.
Newark played only two games this season against ranked NABBP ballclubs. They lost to the Mutuals by one run and beat the Gothams by five runs.
- Newark played three games this season: two against New York Clubs and one against the Athletic club from Philadelphia. The Eurekas beat the team from Philadelphia by two runs, but lost to the two New York clubs in August.
The Eurekas had the tenth best win percentage and the tenth most wins in the league, despite having the fifth lowest number of runs in the league. They won exactly half of the eight games that they played.
The Eurekas finished the season with the sixth best record and... Read More