Rockford Forest Citys

From BR Bullpen

Ballpark: Agricultural Society Fairgrounds (May 5 – Sept. 26, 1871)

Officially known as: Forest City Club

See also 1871 Rockford Forest Citys, the team played only one year professionally, but was an amateur team beginning in 1865. Rockford was a hotbed of baseball activity with several amateur clubs.

The amateur club included such luminaries as Bob Addy, Ross Barnes, Cap Anson and Al Spalding.


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