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  • Base Ball Games Played in the Greater New York City Region, 1845-1860

    Compiled by Craig B. Waff

    (24 June 2011 version)

    Acronyms: Jr. (between team name and community) = junior club 1 (between team name and community) = first nine 2 (between team name and community) = second nine M (between team name and community) = muffin nine BDE = Brooklyn Daily Eagle BE&KCD = Brooklyn Eagle, and Kings County Democrat NDA = Newark Daily Advertiser NYC = New York Clipper NYDT = New-York Daily Times NYH = New York Herald NYMN = New York Morning News NYSM = [New York] Sunday Mercury NYT = New-York Times NYTrib = New York Tribune PSOT = Porter’s Spirit of the Times SG = State Gazette [Trenton, N.J.] SOT = The Spirit of the Times TS = The True Sun WSOT = Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times BBC = Base Ball Club TBI = The Baseball Index

  • NYSM list = a list of games played in 1856 that was originally published in the [New York] Sunday Mercury (issue unknown) and reprinted in Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 17 (27 Dec 1856), p. 277, cols. 1-2 Microfilms of the Knickerbocker game books, which are part of the Albert Spalding Collection in the New York Public Library, can be loaned from the SABR HQ office in Cleveland, Ohio. An extensive set of scrapbooks containing clippings of game accounts, primarily from the New York Clipper, forms part of “The Charles W. Mears Collection on Baseball” in the archives of the Cleveland Public Library. Date of Game

    City/Town Playing Field

    Outcome Sources

    1845

    6 Oct (Mon)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Curry’s squad 11 Cartwright’s squad 8 (3 innings) (1st Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 7 players on each side)

    (1) Knickerbocker game book (2) Peterson, The Man Who Invented Baseball, pp. 72-73 (3) Zoss and Bowman, Diamonds in the Rough, p. 57

    10 Oct (Fri)

    Union Star Cricket Club grounds

    Brooklyn players 22 New York players 1 (3 innings) (NYH (1): “A Base Ball match between eight players of Brooklyn and eight of New York, was announced to take place in Brooklyn to-day [6 Oct], and also a shooting match among the

    (1) “Sporting Events,” NYH, vol. [xx], no. [xx] (6 Oct 1845), p. [xx], col. [xx] (2) “A True Prophecy,” NYH, vol. [xx], no. [xx] (7 Oct 1845), p. [xx], col. [xx] (3) NYMN, vol. [xx], no. [xx] (13 Oct 1845), p. [xx], col. [xx] (4) “Brooklyn,” TS, vol. [xx], no.

  • members of the Anglo-American Club of this city. It is not believed, however, that either of the events will 'come off,' in consequence of some mal-arrangements of misunderstanding among the several parties.”) (NYH (2): “We stated yesterday that the proposed Base Ball match between eight players of New York against eight players of Brooklyn, would turn out to be a failure; and so it was, for the New Yorkers did not make their appearance on the ground, and the supper provided by their order was necessarily untouched." (NTMN & TS: "The Base Ball match between eight Brooklyn players, and eight players of New York, came off on Friday on the grounds of the Union Star Cricket Club. The New Yorkers were singularly unfortunate in scoring but one run in their three innings. Brooklyn scored 22 and of course came off winners.")

    [xx] (13 Oct 1845), p. 2, col. 5

    ? Oct Hoboken

    Elysian Fields Unnamed squad 33 Tucker-Cartwright squad 26

    (1) Knickerbocker game book (2) Peterson, The Man Who

  • (5 innings) (2nd Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 7 or 9 players on each side)

    Invented Baseball, pp. 73-74

    ? Oct Hoboken

    Elysian Fields 3rd Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; score of 28-27; 9 or 10 players on as side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book (2) Henry Chadwick, “Base Ball Reminiscences No. II,” National Daily Base Ball Gazette, 24 Apr 1884

    17 Oct (Fri)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Wheaton’s squad 25 Curry’s squad 23 (4th Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game – 8 players on a side)

    (1) Knickerbocker game book (2) Peterson, The Man Who Invented Baseball, p. 74

    ? Oct Hoboken

    Elysian Fields 5th Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 9 players on as side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    21 Oct (Tue)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    “eight members of the New York Ball Club” 24 “the same number of players from Brooklyn” 4 (BE&KCD: “The interest attached to this match will attract large numbers from this and the neighboring city.”)

    (1) “A Great Match at Base Ball, BE&KCD, vol. 4, no. 253 (21 Oct 1845), p. 2, col. 3 (2) “Sporting Intelligence: The New York Base Ball Club,” NYH, vol. 11, no. 270 (21 Oct 1845), p. 2, col. 4 (3) “Brooklyn Intelligence: Base Ball Match,” NYH, vol. 11, no. 271 (22 Oct 1845), p. 2, col. 4 (4) “Base Ball Match,” NYMN, 22

  • Oct 1845 [NOT YET SEEN; PARTIALLY REPRINTED IN (6)] (5) “Base Ball Play,” NYH, vol. 11, no. 274 [sic: 272] (23 Oct 1845), p. 2, col. 6 (6) Fox Butterfield, “Cooperstown? Hoboken? Try New York City,” NYT, vol. 140, no. 48,378 (4 Oct 1990), p. A1, cols. 2-4, and p. B14, cols. 5-6 (7) Nineteenth Century Notes, issue 93:4 [NOT YET SEEN] (8) Sullivan, Early Innings, p. 11 [reprint of (4)]

    23 Oct (Thu)

    Brooklyn Brooklyn Star Club grounds on Myrtle Avenue

    New York Base Ball Club 37 Brooklyn players 19 (return match)

    (1) “Base Ball Play,” NYH, vol. 11, no. 274 [sic: 272] (23 Oct 1845), p. 2, col. 6 (2) “City Intelligence: Base Ball Play,” NYH, vol. 11, no. 273 (24 Oct 1845), p. 2, col. 6 [includes box score] (3) “Brooklyn Intelligence: Base Ball Play,” NYH, vol. 11, no. 274 (25 Oct 1845), p. 3, col. 2 [reprint of (2)] (4) NYMN, 25 Oct 1845 [NOT YET SEEN] (5) Nineteenth Century Notes, issue 93:4 [NOT YET SEEN] (6) Sullivan, Early Innings, pp. 11-

  • 12

    24 Oct (Fri)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    6th Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 10 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    28 Oct (Tue)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    7th Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 10 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book (2) Henry Chadwick, “Base Ball Reminiscences No. II,” National Daily Base Ball Gazette, 24 Apr 1884

    31 Oct (Fri)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    8th Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 7 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    3 Nov (Mon)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    9th Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game

    (1) Knickerbocker game book (recorded after 18 Nov 1845 game)

    4 Nov (Tue)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    10th Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 6 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    ? Nov Hoboken

    Elysian Fields 11th Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 8 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    10 Nov (Mon)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    12th Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 8 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    11 Nov (Tue)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    New York Club intra-club game (1) NYH, vol. [xx], no. [xx] (11 Nov 1845), p. [xx], col. [xx]

    ? Nov Hoboken 13th Knickerbocker BBC intra-club (1) Knickerbocker game book

  • Elysian Fields game; 7 players on a side

    18 Nov (Tue)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Wheaton’s side 51 Tucker’s side 42 (14th and final Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game played in 1845)

    (1) Knickerbocker game book (2) Henry Chadwick, “Base Ball Reminiscences No. II,” National Daily Base Ball Gazette, 24 Apr 1884 (3) Peterson, The Man Who Invented Baseball, pp. 74-75

    1846

    5 Apr (Sun?)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game

    (1) Knickerbocker game book (recorded after 26 May 1846)

    10 Apr (Good Friday)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    1st Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game played in 1846; score 40-35; 8 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book (2) Peterson, The Man Who Invented Baseball, p. 75

    14 Apr (Tue)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 7 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    17 Apr (Fri)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 9 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    21 Apr (Tue)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 8 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    24 Apr (Fri)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 8 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

  • 28 Apr (Fri)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 9 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    5 May (Fri)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 10 players on a side

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    8 May (Mon)

    Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Knickerbocker BBC intra-club game; 6 vs. 7 players on the sides

    (1) Knickerbocker game book

    12 May

    (Fri) Hoboken Elysian Fields

    Knickerbocker BBC