San Francisco Eagles
The 2018 San Francisco Eagles Base Ball Club
Back row (L-R): Will "Smalls" Lyons, Dominic "Pops" Altieri, Kermit "Rake" Lucena, Woody "Swiss" Griffin, Thorvald "Wrangler" Aagard, Brian "Specs" Whitlow, Scott "Moose" Piche, Clint "Brick" Wolfram. Front row (L-R): Joshua "Ghost" Chinn, Ryan "Teapot" Crowe, Captain Tim "Sarge" Barron, Mathieu "Wink" Pineau
This image of either the San Francisco Eagles or an S.F. all-star team that included Eagles players shows the uniforms that served as a model for today's Eagles.
The San Francisco Eagles Base Ball Club was formed on Nov. 28, 1859, and defeated the Red Rovers in California’s first organized base ball game on Washington’s birthday, Feb. 22, 1860. The “father” of base ball in San Francisco was John M. Fisher, a well-known mining man and founding member of the Eagles club. He, along with other founding members John L. Durkee (the first San Francisco fire marshall and a prominent vigilante), Marion Gelston (a base ball expert from N.Y. and first Eagles president), Dan Driscoll (proprietor of the Blue Wing Saloon), and Martin F. Cosgriff (an Irish immigrant and grocery retailer), established the Eagles, who became a mainstay in the early Pacific and California leagues of the late 19th century.
Today's incarnation of the Eagles was founded in 2017 and officially joined the Bay Area Vintage Base Ball league for the 2018 season.