Atlantic Club of Brooklyn v Gothams Club of New York on 3 September 1857

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Date of Game Thursday, September 3, 1857
Location Bedford, Long Island, NY, United States
Field  Add Field Page Atlantic grounds in Bedford
Home Team Atlantic Club of Brooklyn
Away Team Gothams Club of New York
Score 41 - 11
Description

(NYC: “This match, …, was played … in the presence of a large assemblage. The reputation of both clubs, standing so high among the fraternity, had brought together quite a number of critics and adepts of the game, whose opinions previous to the commencement were as a general thing in favor of the Gothamites. … [The Atlantics’ 10 runs in the 2nd inning] was tremendous and caused the Gotham gentlemen to think that they had come to the wrong spot to catch weasels asleep. … The result caused the faces of the knowing ones to wear an aspect of wonder, and we must admit that we were quite as disappointed, not that they were beaten, but that they were beaten so overwhelmingly. However, such is the fortune of war, and but for this uncertainty the game would be robbed of half its attractions.”)

(PSOT: “We subjoin the score, which, as non-spectators of the game, we think is also an exhibition of very bad play, or very good luck. A correspondent informs us, that these two match games [see Baltic-Nassau above] attracted a large number of spectators, and much disappointment was evinced by the friends and backers of the losers; as seven out of every ten men on the ground, who considered themselves well posted, were ready to plant their ‘tin,’ in favor of the Gothamites, at 2 and 3 to 1, when the word was given to play.”)

Sources

(1) “Match between the Gothams and Atlantics,” NYC, vol. 5, no. 20 (5 Sep 1857), p. 159, col. [xx]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: The Gotham and Atlantic,” PSOT, vol. 3, no. 3 (19 Sep 1857), p. 37, col. 2

(3) Peverelly, p. 61

(4) Wright, pp. 9 & 10

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Found by Craig Waff
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