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Craig Waff's Games Tabulations made foundational contributions to our effort to document games and clubs before baseball became a professional sport. Craig's work is memorialized in this section of the site and lives on as a substantial mass of entries in Pre-pro Baseball. For more information about Pre-pro Baseball, see our About Pre-pro page.

1858

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

1 Jun, 1858

(Tue)

Cincinnati, Ohio

J. S. Claypoole’s side 145

S. Robinson’s side 71

(town ball – Gymnasts Town Ball Club intraclub game)

(1) “Town Ball in Cincinnati,” New York Clipper, [?] June 1858

3 Jun, 1858

(Thu)

Cincinnati, Ohio

Near the Brighton House

Milton Holt’s side 106

Ambrose Cook’s side 89

(town ball – Excelsior Town Ball Club intraclub game)

(1) “Town Ball,” New York Clipper, [?] June 1858

24 Jun, 1858

(Thu)

Cincinnati, Ohio

S. H. Taylor’s side 95

Walt. Smith’s side 66

(town ball – intra-club game?)

(1) “Town Ball in Cincinnati,” New York Clipper, vol. 6, no. 10 (26 Jun 1858), p. 79, col. [xx]

26 Jun, 1858

(Sat)

Cincinnati, Ohio

Holt’s side 106

Cook’s side 89

(town ball – Excelsior Club intra-club game)

(1) “Town Ball in Cincinnati,” New York Clipper, vol. 6, no. 12 (10 Jul 1858), p. 91, col. [xx]

1 Jul, 1858

(Thu)

Cincinnati, Ohio

J. S. Claypoole’s side 145

S. Robinson’s side 71

(town ball – 4 innings - Gynmasts Club intra-club game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “Our correspondent says that the club designs to challenge the Excelsior Town Ballers to a grand public trial of skill.”)

(1) [untitled], New York Clipper, [?] Jul 1858

(2) “Ball Play at Cincinnati,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 20 (17 Jul 1858), p. 309, col. 2

15 Jul, 1858

(Thu)

Cincinnati, Ohio

De Beck’s side 105

W. Smith’s side 86

(town ball – Gymnasts Club intra club game of 4 innings, with some Excelsior Club members participating)

(New York Clipper: “The rules of the two clubs are essentially unlike, but arrangements are being made to reduce them to a similarity, so that the relative strength of both clubs may be tested.”)

(1) “Town Ball in Cincinnati,” New York Clipper, [?] Jul 1858

19 Jul, 1858

(Mon)

Cincinnati, Ohio

B. Holt’s side 146

M. Holt’s side 135

(town ball – Excelsior Town Ball Club 4-inning intra-club game, with  a half dozen from the Gymnasts Club participating)

(1) “Town Ball in Cincinnati,” New York Clipper, [?] Jul 1858

22 Jul, 1858

(Thu)

Cincinnati, Ohio

“beyond Brighton”

Watt. Smith’s side 131

Whitaker’s side 113

(town ball – Gymnasts Town Ball Club 4-inning intra-club game with several members of the Excelsior Club participating.)

(New York Clipper: “They played for the first time under their new code of bye laws, which are much more stringent than the old rules.  The corners, five in number, are sixty feet apart, and it is sixty feet from the batsman’s goal to the first corner, so that the run for a score is 120 yards.  A ball must be caught flying, and the catcher and the giver are not permitted to throw a ball at a runner when they are not on their respective goals.  A batsman is also required to run every time he strikes a ball.  …  The scoring was excellent, considering that it was the first match played by the club under the new rules, and the number (eleven) engaged on each side.  …  The new rules closely resemble those in vogue in the East.”)

(1) “Another Match,” New York Clipper, [?] Jul 1858

24 Jul, 1858

(Sat)

Cincinnati, Ohio

A. Cook’s side 167

Milton Holt’s side 119

(town ball – Excelsior Town Ball Club 4-inning intra-club game)

(1) “Match of Town Ball by the Excelsiors,” New York Clipper, vol. 6, no. 16 (7 Aug 1858), p. 126, col. [xx]

7 Aug, 1858

(Sat)

Cincinnati, Ohio

“at the usual place”

Cook’s side 221

Hoy’s side 194

(town ball – Game played by individuals selected from the Excelsior Town Ball Club and five members of the Gymnasts Club, both from Cincinnati)

(1) “Town Ball,” New York Clipper, vol. 6, no. 18 (21 Aug 1858), p. 143, col. [xx]

14 Aug, 1858

(Sat)

Cincinnati, Ohio

Excelsior grounds near Brighton House

A. Cook’s side 192

Wm. Holt’s side 139

(town ball – Excelsior Club 4-inning intra-club game)

(1) “Town Ball,” New York Clipper, vol. 6, no. 18 (21 Aug 1858), p. 143, col. [xx]

19 Aug, 1858

(Thu)

Cincinnati, Ohio

Bickham’s side 153 runs, 12 outs

Whitaker’s side 131 runs, 11 outs

(town ball – Gymnasts Town Ball Club 4-inning intra-club game, with 14 on a side)

(1) “Another Match of Town Ball,” New York Clipper, vol. 6, no. 19 (28 Aug 1858), p. 151, col. [xx]

26 Aug, 1858

(Thu)

Cincinnati, Ohio

Bickham’s side 190

Smith’s side 172

(town ball – Gymnasts Town Ball Club 3-inning intra-club game)

(1) “Town Ball in Cincinnati,” New York Clipper, vol. 6, no. 20 (4 Sep 1858), p. 159, col. [xx]

3 Oct, 1858

(Fri?)

Cincinnati, Ohio

“near the race course, back of Newport”

Piner’s side 218

J. P. Jackson’s side 216

(town ball – Kentucky Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Town Ball in Cincinnati, O.,” New York Clipper, vol. 6, no. 25 (9 Oct 1858), p. 197, col. [xx]

Prior to 16 Oct, 1858

Newport, Ky.

Kentucky grounds

Kentucky (Newport) 135

Excelsior 101

(town ball - 4 innings)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The second match game of ‘town-ball’ was played by fifteen of the Excelsior Club against fifteen of the Kentucky Club, of Newport, on the grounds of the latter.  The game was witnessed by a large number of ladies and gentlemen, … .The Excelsior Club, by their Umpire, Mr. James H. Walker, presented their successful competitors with a beautiful ball and bat, prepared for the occasion, which was received by the leader of the Kentucky Club, Mr. J. P. Jackson, in a neat and appropriate speech.  The utmost good feeling and harmony prevailed throughout the game, and the Excelsiors promised the victors another opportunity to try their skill.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base-Ball in Cincinnati,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 7 (16 Oct 1858), p. 100, col. 3

1859

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

10 Sep, 1859

(Sat)

Newport, Kentucky

Bachelors 79

Benedicts 50

(town ball – Kentucky Town Ball Club 4-inning intra-club game)

(1) “Town Ball,” New York Clipper, [?] Sep 1859

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