Elizabeth Resolutes

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The Elizabeth Resolutes were a 19th-century professional baseball team based in Elizabeth, New Jersey. They were a member of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players for the 1873 season, and played their home games at Waverly Fairgrounds.

The club played just 23 games during its lone season, and finished with two victories against 21 defeats, and lost all eight of their home games. Hugh Campbell was the pitcher of record for both wins and 16 of the losses. The Resolutes' leading hitter was Art Allison, who batted .323, his best season, while playing all 23 games, mostly in the outfield.

Although Philadelphia and New York City teams occasionally played games in New Jersey to circumvent blue laws that forbid professional baseball on Sundays, the Resolutes and the 1915 Newark Peppers of the Federal League are the only "major league" teams to be based in New Jersey.

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  • Wright, Marshall (2000). The National Association of Base Ball Players, 1857-1870. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. ISBN 0-7864-0779-4