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2019

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During the 1860s, cricket clubs were organized before the first baseball clubs in Kansas. Following the US Civil War, baseball grew in popularity, and soldiers and immigrants from the Northeast and Midwest brought the sport with them to the state. This essay describes the first two cricket clubs in Kansas—the Leavenworth Occidental Cricket Club and the Wyandotte City Cricket Club—and the transition to baseball.

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cricket, Occidental Cricket Club, Wyandotte City Cricket Club, Frontier Base Ball Club, Wyandotte Base Ball Club, Kansas City baseball, Leavenworth baseball.

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Cricket and Base Ball in Kansas, 1860–1869

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