Games Tab:Greater New York City, 1861 - 1862

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Greater New York City, 1861 - 1862

211 Entries, using 467 sources     Pdf Version

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.

1861

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

3 Apr, 1861

(Wed)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds at Carroll Park

Lightweights

Heavyweights

(Star Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Base Ball Season,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 78 (3 Apr 1861), p. 3, col. 1

13 Apr, 1861

(Sat)

Bedford

Enterprise grounds

Light Weights

Heavy Weights

(scheduled Enterprise Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “City News and Gossip: Base Ball,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 86 (12 Apr 1861), p. 3, col. 1

9 May, 1861

Brooklyn

Excelsior grounds at the foot of Court St.

Pearsall’s side 24

Young’s side 18

(Excelsior Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “… a quite lively game, in which members of the Atlantic, Charter Oak, Star and Independent Clubs participated.  The score below records only the names of nine players on a side, and of only five innings.  Other players joined in as some left, and more innings were played, but it was only a regular game up to the close of five innings.”)

(1) “Opening Day of the Excelsior Club,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] May 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

(2) “Opening Day of the Excelsior Club,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 12  (25 May 1861), p. 180, col. 3

21 May, 1861

(Tue)

Greenpoint, L.I.

Manor House grounds

Liebenrood’s side 23

Brown’s side 15

(Eckford Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Eckford Base Ball Club,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 13  (1 Jun 1861), p. 196, col. 2

22 May, 1861

(Wed)

Mattano grounds at the corner of 5th Ave. & Bergen St.

Niagara Jr. (Brooklyn) 32

Matano Jr. (Brooklyn) 9

(7 innings)

(New York Clipper: “There were some two or three hundred spectators on the ground, but the contest was not of a character to attract a large crowd.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “Considerable interest was manifested in this trial, and a very fair audience gathered upon the grounds to witness it.” [organizational information follows box score])

(1) “Matano vs. Niagara,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jun 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Niagara vs. Mattano,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 13  (1 Jun 1861), p. 196, cols. 2-3

28 May, 1861

(Tue)

Greenpoint, L.I.

Eckford grounds at the Manor House

First Nine 28

The Field 21

(5 innings)

(Eckford Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “It was a game of “The Field” vs. the “First Nine,” the latter allowing their opponents six outs after two innings had been played.”)

(1) “Eckford Club,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jun 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eckford Base Ball Club,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 15  (15 Jun 1861), p. 228, col. 3

30 May, 1861

(Thu)

Irvington, N.J.

Irvington grounds

Irvington (Irvington) 40

Baltic (Belleville, Essex County, N.J.) 26

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The Irvington Club was organized Oct. 8th, 1860; all new men at the game.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: [untitled paragraph],” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 15  (15 Jun 1861), p. 228, col. 3

4 Jun, 1861

(Tue)

Irvington, N.J.

Eureka (Newark) 28

Irvington (Irvington) 10

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eureka vs. Irvington,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 15  (15 Jun 1861), p. 228, col. 3

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: [untitled paragraph],” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 16  (22 Jun 1861), p. 245, col. 1

5 Jun, 1861

(Wed)

Bedford

Atlantic grounds

Eckford (Brooklyn) 52

Enterprise (Brooklyn) 19

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times (2): “The Myrtle and Fulton Avenue cars carry passengers to the grounds for the trifling fare of five cents, leaving Fulton Ferry every few minutes.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times (3): “Being the first important match of the season it was gratifying to observe so many spectators gathered to witness the sport, numbering as they did quite two thousand persons. / The Eckford Club is well known to base ball circles throughout the country as one of the best playing and most successful clubs ever formed.  Although they have been many years organized, their contests have been a series of triumphs, and their reverses have been, like angels’ visits, few and far between.  As an illustration of this remark, it is only necessary to look at the club’s splendid rosewood trophy case, containing some fifty balls, emblems of their prowess and skill. / The Enterprise Club was, until a season or two, in the ranks of the Junior associations, among whom they maintained a ‘front seat’ as a body of A 1 players.  Since their debut as one of the Seniors they have won many gallant victories, and steadily added to their reputation. / … / Of the Enterprise players, all done well at times in batting, but their fielding was far behind their standard of last season, and it plainly evinced a lack of practice. … / … At the conclusion of the game the Enterprise members generously entertained the Eckford Club with a collation at Wild’s Hotel, which was arranged in a manner characteristic of that club’s reputation for hospitality.”)

(1) “City News and Gossip: Base Ball,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 133 (6 Jun 1861), p. 3, col. 1

(2) “Base Ball: First Base Ball Match of the Season—Eckford vs. Enterprise,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 14  (8 Jun 1861), p. 213, col. 3

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eckford vs. Enterprise,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 15  (15 Jun 1861), p. 228, cols. 2-3

(4) “Eckford vs. Enterprise—First Grand Match of the Season,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jun 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

(5) Peverelly, p. 74 [Eckford = 53 runs]

(6) Wright, pp. 57 & 58

6 Jun, 1861

(Thu)

South Brooklyn

Gotham grounds at 14th St. & 3rd Ave.

Gotham

Zouave

(postponed, due to severe rain)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Postponements,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 15  (15 Jun 1861), p. 228, col. 3

6 Jun, 1861

(Thu)

Fordham, Westchester County

Active (NY)

Rose Hill (Fordham)

(postponed, due to severe rain)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Postponements,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 15  (15 Jun 1861), p. 228, col. 3

7 Jun, 1861

(Fri)

61st St.

Seventh Section Freshman 24

Sixth Section Introductory 4

(5 innings)

(Free Academy intra-school game)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “… a match … between the Sixth Section Introductory and the Seventh Section Freshmen, the latter playing seven against the former’s full nine.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball at the Free Academy,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 16  (22 Jun 1861), p. 228, col. 3

8 Jun, 1861

(Sat)

Hoboken

Eckford (Brooklyn) 18

Mutual (NY) 10

(1) Peverelly, p. 74

(2) Wright, pp. 57 & 57

13 Jun, 1861

(Thu)

Fordham, Westchester County

Rose Hill grounds

Active (NY) 40

Rose Hill (Fordham) 26

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “At the conclusion of the game both clubs adjourned to the spacious dining hall of St. John’s College, where they participated in a bountiful collation, illustrating the hospitality of the members of the Rose Hill Club.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Active of New York, vs. Rose Hill of Fordham,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 16  (22 Jun 1861), p. 245, col. 1

15 Jun, 1861

(Sat)

Mattano grounds on Gates Avenue

Niagara (Brooklyn)

Mattano (Brooklyn)

(scheduled return game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Niagara vs. Mattano,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 15  (15 Jun 1861), p. 228, col. 3

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 18  (6 Jul 1861), p. 276, col. 3

15 Jun, 1861

(Sat)

Niagara grounds

Niagara 64

Pocahontas 11

(7 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Niagara vs. Pocahontas,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 16  (22 Jun 1861), p. 245, col. 1

17 Jun, 1861

(Mon)

?

Pearce’s side 37

Smith’s side 32

(Atlantic Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Atlantic Club,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jun 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

22 Jun, 1861

(Sat)

Resolute grounds on Lee & Bedford avenues, near Rutledge St.

Resolute (Brooklyn) 23

Mystic (Yorktown) 12

(7 innings)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The game was played … in the presence of a large number of persons.   … the pitcher of the M.’s (Aury) was struck by a ball in the face in the third innings and was obliged to give up playing.”)

(New York Clipper: “The game was not a very interesting one, or very well played.  …  There was no kind of order preserved around the scorer’s desk by the Resolutes, who were sadly negligent in this respect; but to make up for it they hospitably entertained their guests at the close of the game.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mystic vs. Resolute,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 17  (29 Jun 1861), p. 261, col. 3

(2) “Resolute of Brooklyn vs. Mystic of Yorkville,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jun 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

26 Jun, 1861

(Wed)

Hamilton grounds on the corner of  Grand and Gates Ave.

Enterprise (Bedford) 38

Hamilton (Brooklyn) 27

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times (1): “The Enterprise boys chafe a little from the defeat which they received from the Eckfords on the 5th inst., and they appear determined to regain any laurels which they may have lost on that occasion, although we do not deem they lost an iota of their fairly-won reputation in sustaining a reverse from such an organization as the Eckfords are admitted to possess.”)

(New York Clipper: “There were a large number of spectators on the ground, in spite of the ominous appearance of the weather, which foreboded a heavy rain; none fell, however, the afternoon turning out to be one very favorable for play.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Hamilton vs. Enterprise,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 16  (22 Jun 1861), p. 245, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 18  (6 Jul 1861), p. 276, col. 3

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Hamilton,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 19  (13 Jul 1861), p. 292, cols. 1-2

(4) “Hamilton vs. Enterprise,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Jul 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

(5) Wright, p. 58 & 62

29 Jun, 1861

(Sat)

Mount Vernon, Westchester County

Constellation (Mount Vernon) 27

Alpine (NY) 21

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Alpine of New York vs. Constellation of Mount Vernon,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 19  (13 Jul 1861), p. 292, col. 3

2 Jul, 1861

(Tue)

Greenpoint

Henry Eckford grounds

Henry Eckford (NY) 26

Jefferson (NY) 10

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times (2): “The Jefferson Club was formed in 1858, under the presidency of Ex-Alderman George Starr, and is comprised principally of young men hailing from the Ninth Ward.”)

(New York Clipper: “The day was quite an unpleasant one, owing to the prevalence of a cold north west wind, which not only rendered it disagreeable for the spectators, but entirely prevented the batting from being effective.  …  The game was characterized by the most gentlemanly conduct on both sides, not a word of discontent on censure being uttered on either side.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 18  (6 Jul 1861), p. 276, col. 3 [date = June]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Jefferson vs. Henry Eckford,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 19  (13 Jul 1861), p. 292, col. 2

(3) “Jefferson vs. Henry Eckford,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Jul 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

6 Jul, 1861

(Sat)

Resolute grounds

Resolute Jr. (Brooklyn) 33

Active Jr. (NY) 13

(6 innings)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The Actives have had the reputation of being the first of New York Juniors, while we believe the Resolutes claim the same as regards Brooklyn; but, as far as we can judge, there are a number of junior clubs belonging to the Convention which can excel the samples of either club on Saturday last.  The Actives were not at all active, nor were the Resolutes very determined; … / We cannot refrain from noticing the utter apathy of the Actives after they found the game going against them—some smoking on the field and some sitting down.  Such things are not very creditable to the club. / After the game, all hands retired to the house of the Resolutes, where a bountiful collation was served, to which the clubs did credit; after which the Actives marched to the boat, escorted by their friends, the Resolutes.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Active, of New York, vs. Resolute, of Brooklyn,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 20  (20 Jul 1861), p. 307, col. 2

10 Jul, 1861

(Wed)

Hoboken

Gotham grounds at the Elysian Fields

Eureka (Newark) 27

Enterprise (Brooklyn) 5

(home-and-home game)

(New York Clipper: “The third contest of a series of home and home games—the first two of which were played last season …  the Eureka succeeded in obtaining a signal victory over the noted Enterprise club of Brooklyn; and it was a well deserved triumph, for never did a club strive more earnestly for success, or achieve it in a more skilful manner than did the Eureka on this occasion.  …  The Enterprise club possesses, in the person of their pitcher [Earl], a player physically capable of making himself preminent in the position, but until he adds regularity of delivery, and capacity to control the direction of the ball thoroughly, to the power he possesses of pitching a swift ball, he need never hope to become a second Creighton.  Merely swift pitching is “played out,” speed alone is of no advantage unless accompanied with regular delivery and considerable twist to the ball, in which case it becomes very effective, otherwise a more moderate speed with these other requisites is far preferable.  We were a little surprised to see such an experienced ball player as Mr. A. B. Taylor [of the Mutuals; umpire for this game] pass over the peculiar movement of Earl in throwing to the bases, and decide it as ‘no baulk.’  According to our reading of the rule on the subject, a plainer baulk was never made than the movement of Earl in this match.  True, he does not “draw back his hand,” but he unquestionably ‘moves with the apparent purpose and pretension of delivering the ball,’ and then turns and throws it to the base, and if this does not constitute a baulk, we know not what does.  Mr. Taylor was evidently in doubt on the subject, because once, when appealed to, he replies as before ‘no baulk,’ but added, sotto voce, ‘unless all are baulks,” which they undoubtedly were. / The assemblage of spectators to witness this match was the most numerous of the season, …”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 18  (6 Jul 1861), p. 276, col. 3 [date = 8 Jul]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 19  (13 Jul 1861), p. 292, col. 1 [date = 8 Jul]

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise, of Brooklyn, vs. Eureka, of Newark, N.J.,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 20  (20 Jul 1861), p. 307, cols. 1-2

(4) “Eureka of Newark vs. Enterprise of Brooklyn,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jul 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

(5) Wright, p. 58

11 Jul, 1861

(Thu)

Mystic grounds at Hamilton Square

Mystic (NY) 19

Resolute (Brooklyn) 16

(return game)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “Of the large number of spectators on the grounds we were pleased to note so large a proportion of ladies.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mystic, of New York vs. Resolute, of Brooklyn,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 20  (20 Jul 1861), p. 307, col. 3

12 Jul, 1861

(Fri)

Hoboken

Elysian Fields

Mutual (NY) 36

Alpine (NY) 12

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 18  (6 Jul 1861), p. 276, col. 3 [date = June]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mutual vs. Alpine,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 20  (20 Jul 1861), p. 307, col. 1

(3) Wright, p. 57

17 Jul, 1861

(Wed)

Resolute grounds on Rutledge St. & Lee Ave.

Resolute 23

Niagara 13

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Resolute vs. Niagara,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 21  (27 Jul 1861), p. 323, col. 3, & p. 324, col. 1

19 Jul, 1861

(Fri)

Brooklyn

Mystic (NY) 28

Free and Easy (Brooklyn) 10

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mystic, of New York, vs. Free and Easy, of Brooklyn,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 21  (27 Jul 1861), p. 323, col. 3

22 Jul, 1861

(Mon)

Hoboken

Elysian Fields

Mutual (NY) 37

Alpine (NY) 15

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “This is the second game of the Mutuals for the present season, ….  The Alpines are one of the youngest of the Hoboken clubs, having only been in existence for some two years.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mutual vs. Alpine,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 23  (10 Aug 1861), p. 356, col. 2

(2) Wright, p. 57

23 Jul, 1861

(Tue)

Greenpoint

Manor House (Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times)

 

or

 

Hoboken (Peverelly)

Eagle (NY) 32

Eckford (Brooklyn) 23

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times (3): “The trial attracted an audience of more than three thousand persons. … / …  The game was remarkable for its unusual display of long and powerful batting on the part of each nine—there being seventeen home runs made during its continuance.  The Eckfords credited themselves with eleven, and the Eagles with six, home runs.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 18  (6 Jul 1861), p. 276, col. 3

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 19  (13 Jul 1861), p. 292, col. 1

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mutual vs. Alpine,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 23  (10 Aug 1861), p. 356, col. 2

(3) Peverelly, p. 27 & 74

(4) Wright, pp. 57 & 61

Sometime in Jul, 1861y

Greenpoint

Henry Eckford grounds at the terminus if the railroad

Henry Eckford 2 (NY)

Eckford 2 (Brooklyn)

(scheduled game)

 

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 18  (6 Jul 1861), p. 276, col. 3

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 19  (13 Jul 1861), p. 292, col. 1

5 Aug, 1861

(Mon)

Newark, N.J.

Newark grounds “beautifully located on a high piece of ground at the corner of High and Court streets, Newark; a fine view of the bay and the surrounding country being had from it.”

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 21

Newark (Newark) 11

(New York Clipper: The game took place “in the presence of the largest concourse of people ever collected at a ball match in Newark.  The weather was oppressively warm, although a refreshing shower had passed over the city about an hour before the commencement of the game, but all it did was to lay the dust and make the ground good for play [MORE])

(1) “Base Ball: Newark vs. Atlantic,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 184 (6 Aug 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Atlantic, of Brooklyn, vs. Newark, of Newark,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Aug 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Atlantic, of Brooklyn, vs. Newark, of Newark, N.J.,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 24  (17 Aug 1861), p. 372, col. 1

(4) Peverelly, p. 63

(5) Wright, pp. 58 & 60

7 Aug, 1861

(Wed)

Hoboken

Elysian Fields

Mutual (NY) 25

Gotham (NY) 22

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mutual vs. Gotham,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 24  (17 Aug 1861), p. 372, col. 1

(2) Peverelly, pp. 23 & 38

(3) Wright, pp. 57 & 62

7 Aug, 1861

(Wed)

Putnam grounds at Lafayette Ave. & Broadway

Mystic (Yorkville)

Constellation (Brooklyn, E.D.)

(scheduled return game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 23  (10 Aug 1861), p. 356, col. 2

13 Aug, 1861

(Tue)

?

Chieftain 33

Underhill 13

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Chieftain vs. Underhill,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1

14 Aug, 1861

(Wed)

Hoboken, N.J.

Mutual grounds at the Elysian Fields

Empire (NY) 28

Henry Eckford 11

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Henry Eckford vs. Empire,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 2

(1) Peverelly, p. 30 [date = 1860]

(2) Wright, p. 49 [date = 1860] & 61

14 Aug, 1861

(Wed)

Active grounds at the corner of Park Ave. & Hamilton St.

Star Jr. 20

Active Jr. 12

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star vs. Active,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 2

15 Aug, 1861

(Thu)

?

Mutual (NY) 22

Empire (NY) 16

(1) Wright, pp. 57 & 61

15 Aug, 1861

(Thu)

Harlem

Harlem grounds at Mount Morris Square, 124th St. & 4th Ave.

Eckford (NY) 26

Harlem (NY) 16

(first game of a home-and-home match)

(1) D. J. McAuslan (Eckford secretary), “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Dear Spirit,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 24  (17 Aug 1861), p. 372, col. 1

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Harlem vs. Eckford,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, cols. 1-2

(3) Peverelly, p. 74

(4) Wright, p. 57

16 Aug, 1861

(Fri)

Exercise grounds (Peverelly)

or

Bedford, L.I.

Atlantic grounds (New York Clipper & Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times)

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 32

Exercise (Brooklyn) 17

(New York Clipper: “a victory for the ‘champions,’ who played quite up to their usual mark.  The Exercise nine were not in condition for play, inasmuch as they had been unable to practice on their grounds, owing to the recent raising of the grade of the streets on 5th ave.  In addition to this, two of their players were in a measure disabled.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: The game “resulted in adding another victory to the overflowing roll of the Champions’ triumphs.”)

(1) “Base Ball: Exercise vs. Atlantic,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 194 (17 Aug 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(2) “Atlantic vs. Exercise,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Aug 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Atlantic vs. Excelsior [sic],” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1

(4) Peverelly, p. 63

(5) Wright , pp. 58 & 59

17 Aug, 1861

(Sat)

Hoboken

Gotham grounds

Resolute Jr. (Brooklyn) 18

Mystic Jr. (Yorkville) 17

(home-and-home game)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The game attracted a great deal of attention, as each club had won one of the previous games, and they are looked upon as the champions of the junior organizations of their respective cities. / … / We think this game ought to have been called at the termination of  the eighth innings, as the ninth was played when it was too dark for the outfielders of the Mystics to perform any duty creditably to themselves or their clubs.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mystic, of Yorkville, vs. Resolute, of Brooklyn,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1

20 Aug, 1861

(Tue)

Hoboken, N.J.

Gotham grounds at the Elysian Fields

Gotham (NY) 14

Enterprise (Brooklyn) 13

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 18  (6 Jul 1861), p. 276, col. 3 [date = Jul]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 19  (13 Jul 1861), p. 292, col. 1 [date = Jul]

(3) “Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Gotham,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 197 (21 Aug 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Gotham, of New York vs. Enterprise, of Brooklyn,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 1  (7 Sep 1861), p. 4, col. 2

(5) Peverelly, p. 23

(6) Wright, pp. 58 & 62

20 Aug, 1861

(Tue)

Newark, N.J.

 

Eckford (Williamsburgh)

Newark (Newark)

(scheduled first game of a home-and-home match)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1

22 Aug, 1861

(Thu)

Bedford

Atlantic grounds

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 36

Newark (Newark) 18

(return game)

(New York Clipper: “The return game … took place … in the presence of fully 4000 persons, it being the largest assemblage seen at a match this season.  The result was a victory for the Atlantics, but it was not obtained as easily as was the other, although the Newark party was weaker than they were before.  The game was well contested throughout, the Atlantics displaying some of their old style of batting.”)

(1) “Base Ball: Atlantic vs. Newark,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 199 (23 Aug 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1

(3) “Atlantic vs. Newark,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Aug 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

(4) Peverelly, p. 63 [date = 25 Aug]

(5) Wright , pp. 58 [date = 25 Aug] & 60

22 Aug, 1861

(Thu)

Hoboken

Mutual (NY) 22

Empire (NY) 16

(first game of home-and-home match)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mutual vs. Empire,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 3  (21 Sep 1861), p. 36, col. 3

(2) Peverelly, pp. 30 & 38 [latter page says 23 runs for Mutual]

(3) Wright, pp. 57 & 61

23 Aug, 1861

(Fri)

Hoboken, N.J.

Eagle grounds

Henry Eckford 25

Harlem 22

(home-and-home game; series standover from 1860)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Henry Eckford vs. Harlem,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 1  (7 Sep 1861), p. 4, col. 2

24 Aug, 1861

(Sat)

?

Union (Morrisania) 21

Constellation 7

(1) Peverelly, p. 49

24 Aug, 1861

(Sat)

Newark, N.J.

Oration grounds

Benecia Boy

Oration (Newark)

(scheduled first game of a home-and-home match)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1

27 Aug, 1861

(Tue)

Hoboken, N.J.

Mutual grounds

Mutual (NY) 32

Jefferson (NY) 12

(scheduled first game of a home-and-home match)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 26  (31 Aug 1861), p. 404, col. 3 [date = 29 Aug]

(2) Peverelly, pp. 38 & 41 [latter page dates it 19 Aug]

(3) Wright, pp. 57 & 60

28 Aug, 1861

(Wed)

Newark

Newark grounds

Eckford (Williamsburg) 18

Newark (Newark) 12

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Be Played” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 26  (31 Aug 1861), p. 404, col. 3

(3) Peverelly, p. 74

(4) Wright, pp. 57 & 60

29 Aug, 1861

(Thu)

Putnam grounds at the corner of Lafayette Ave. & Broadway

Mystic (Yorkville)

Constellation (Brooklyn, E.D.)

(scheduled return game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Be Played” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 26  (31 Aug 1861), p. 404, col. 3

? Aug, 1861

?

Eureka (Newark)

Excelsior (South Brooklyn)

(scheduled game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 26  (31 Aug 1861), p. 404, col. 3

? Aug, 1861

?

Hoboken

Eureka

(scheduled game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1

2 Sep, 1861

(Mon)

Hoboken, N.J.

Elysian Fields

Jefferson (NY) 24

Empire (NY) 15

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Hamilton,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 3  (21 Sep 1861), p. 36, col. 3, & p. 37, col. 1

(2) Peverelly, pp. 30 & 41 [latter page dates it 20 Sep] [score: 25-15]

(3) Wright, pp. 60 & 61 [score = 25-15]

3 Sep, 1861

(Tue)

Hoboken, N.J.

Elysian Fields

Mutual (NY) 18

Eagle (NY) 7

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mutual vs. Eagle,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 3  (21 Sep 1861), p. 37, col. 1

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 26  (31 Aug 1861), p. 404, col. 3

(3) Peverelly, pp. 27 & 38

(4) Wright, pp. 57 & 61

5 Sep, 1861

(Thu)

Bedford, L.I.

Atlantic grounds

Eckford (Williamsburg) 27

Exercise (Brooklyn) 20

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1 [date: 4 Sep]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 26  (31 Aug 1861), p. 404, col. 3 [date: 4 Sep]

(2) Peverelly, p. 74

(3) Wright, pp. 57 & 59

5 Sep, 1861

(Thu)

?

Newark (Newark) 17

Adriatic (Newark) 14

(1) Wright, p. 60

10 Sep, 1861

(Tue)

Bedford, L.I.

Enterprise/Atlantic grounds

Enterprise (Brooklyn) 41

Hamilton (Brooklyn) 23

(return game)

(New York Clipper: “The Hamiltons were minus the services of three of their regular nine, and the Enterprise were short two of theirs, but the substitutes were excellent players.”)

(1) “Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Hamilton,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 215 (11 Sep  1861), p. 3, col. 1

(2) “Hamilton vs. Enterprise,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Sep 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Hamilton,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 3  (21 Sep 1861), p. 36, col. 3

(4) Wright, p. 58 & 62

11 Sep, 1861

(Wed)

Hoboken, N.J.

Mutual (NY)

Empire (NY)

(scheduled return game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 26  (31 Aug 1861), p. 404, col. 3

13 Sep, 1861

(Fri)

Newark

Eckford (Williamsburg) 11

Eureka (Newark) 9

(first game of a home-and-home match)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eckford, of Williamsburg vs. Eureka, of Newark, New Jersey,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 3  (21 Sep 1861), p. 36, col. 3

(2) Peverelly, p. 74

(3) Wright, p. 57

16 Sep, 1861

(Mon)

Bedford, L.I.

Atlantic grounds

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 36

Exercise (Brooklyn) 14

(return game)

(1) “Base Ball: Atlantic vs. Newark,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 220 (17 Sep 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Atlantic vs. Exercise,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 5  (5 Oct 1861), p. 67, col. 3

(3) Peverelly, p. 63 [date = 14 Sep]

(4) Wright , pp. 58 & 59 [date = 14 Sep]

16 Sep, 1861

(Mon)

Hoboken

Jefferson (NY) 17

Henry Eckford (Brooklyn) 10

(return game – 6 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 25  (24 Aug 1861), p. 388, col. 1 [date = Aug]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  4, no. 26  (31 Aug 1861), p. 404, col. 3 [date = Aug]

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Jefferson vs. Henry Eckford,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 5  (5 Oct 1861), p. 67, col. 3

(4) Peverelly, p. 41 [no score]

(5) Wright, p. 60 [no score]

16 Sep, 1861

(Mon)

Greenpoint

Eckford grounds

Newark (Newark) 25

Eckford (NY) 24

(return game – 7 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eckford,of Brooklyn vs. Newark, of Newark, N.J.,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 5  (5 Oct 1861), p. 67, col. 3

(2) Peverelly, p. 74

(3) Wright, pp. 57 & 60

18? Sep, 1861

(Wed)

Greenpoint

Oriental grounds

Resolute Jr. (Brooklyn) 26

Oriental Jr. (Greenpoint) 22

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Resolute, of Brooklyn, E.D., vs. Oriental, of Greenpoint,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 3  (21 Sep 1861), p. 36, col. 2

20 Sep, 1861

(Fri)

Harlem

Harlem (NY) 41

Alpine (NY) 8

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Harlem vs. Alpine,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 5  (5 Oct 1861), p. 67, col. 3

21 Sep, 1861

(Sat)

[post-poned from 18 Sep, due to weather]

Bedford

Enterprise grounds

Enterprise (Brooklyn) 46

Brooklyn (Brooklyn) 12

(7 innings, due to darkness)

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 220 (17 Sep 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 222 (19 Sep 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 225 (23 Sep 1861), p. 3, col. 2

21 Sep, 1861

(Sat)

?

Alpine (NY) 33

Englewood (NJ) 11

(“fly game”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Alpine, of New York vs. Englewood, of New Jersey,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 6  (12 Oct 1861), p. 83, col. 3

23 Sep, 1861

(Mon)

Hoboken

Mutual grounds at the Elysian Fields

Gotham (NY) & Mutual (NY) [“North Field” or “East Field”] 19

Eagle (NY) & Empire (NY) [“South Field” or “West Field”] 9

(8 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eagle and Empire vs. Mutual and Gotham,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 3  (21 Sep 1861), p. 36, col. 3 [date = 18 Sep]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: East Field vs. West Field,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 6  (12 Oct 1861), p. 83, col. 3

(3) Peverelly, p. 27

23 Sep, 1861

(Mon)

?

Exercise (Brooklyn) 20

Hamilton (Brooklyn) 16

(8 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Exercise vs. Hamilton,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 5  (5 Oct 1861), p. 68, col. 1

24 Sep, 1861

(Tue)

?

Jefferson (NY) 22

Eagle (NY) 18

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Jefferson vs. Eagle,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 6  (12 Oct 1861), p. 83, col. 2

(2) Peverelly, p. 27 & 41 [latter page dates it 21 Sep]

(3) Wright, pp. 60 & 61

25 Sep, 1861

(Wed)

Hoboken

Mutual grounds at Elysian Fields

 

Mutual (NY) 33

Enterprise (Brooklyn) 21 [or 23]

(New York Clipper: “another triumph for the hitherto, this season, invincible Mutuals, who are bound only to suffer defeat at the hands of the ‘Champions.’  Both parties went into the contest short handed, the Enterprise having among their absentees, Start, Oddie, Earl and Smith, those of the Mutuals being Mott, Hunt, and Clancy.”) 

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise of Brooklyn vs. Mutual of Hoboken,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 225 (23 Sep 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball—Matches To-morrow: Enterprise vs. Mutual,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 226 (24 Sep 1861), p. 2, col. 6

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise of Brooklyn vs. Mutual of Hoboken,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 228 (27 Sep 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(4) “Enterprise vs. Mutual,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Oct 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx] [date: 26 Sep, score: ?-23]

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mutual, of New York vs. Enterprise, of Bedford,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 5  (5 Oct 1861), p. 68, col. 1

(6) Peverelly, p. 38

(7) Wright, pp. 57 & 58

25 Sep, 1861

(Wed)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds at Carroll Park

Olympic (South Brooklyn) 26

Star (Brooklyn) 15

(6 innings)

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1): “This is the first match of the Star Club this season.”)

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle (2): “If we do not labor under a mistake, Weeks, the [Star] catcher, is also a member of the Niagara Club, and played in the contest between that club and the Resolute club, in the same position.  Probably they may not be same individuals.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball—Matches To-morrow: Olympic vs. Star,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 226 (24 Sep 1861), p. 2, col. 6

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star vs. Olympic,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 229 (28 Sep 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(3) Wright, p. 59 [no date & score]

26 Sep, 1861

(Thu)

?

Star (South Brooklyn) 32

Powhatan (South Brooklyn) 8

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star vs. Powhatan,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 230 (30 Sep 1861), p. 2, col. 6

26 Sep, 1861

(Thu)

?

Henry Eckford (NY) 18

Empire (NY) 9

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Empire vs. Henry Eckford,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 6  (12 Oct 1861), p. 83, col. 2

(2) Wright, p. 61

26 Sep, 1861

(Thu)

Greenpoint

Henry Eckford grounds

Mystic (NY) 27

Niagara (Brooklyn) 10

(7 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mystic, of New York vs. Niagara, of Brooklyn,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 5  (5 Oct 1861), p. 68, col. 1

26 Sep, 1861

(Thu)

?

Englewood 55

Fort Lee 11

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Fort Lee vs. Englewood,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 6  (12 Oct 1861), p. 83, col. 2

28 Sep, 1861

(Sat)

?

Ravenswood 27

Picked Nine (Astoria) 11

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Ravenswood vs. Astoria (Picked Nine),” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 7  (19 Oct 1861), p. 100, col. 1

1 Oct, 1861

(Tue)

Greenpoint

Eckford (NY) 27

Exercise (Newark) 12

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eckford vs. Exercise,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 6  (12 Oct 1861), p. 84, col. 1

(2) Peverelly, p. 74

(3) Wright, pp. 57 & 59

1 Oct, 1861

(Tue)

Morrisania

Union grounds

Union (Morrisania) 25

Henry Eckford (NY) 10

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Union, of Morrisania, vs. Henry Eckford, of New York,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 6  (12 Oct 1861), p. 84, col. 1

(2) Peverelly, p. 49

3 Oct, 1861

(Thu)

Hoboken

Mutual (NY) 23

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 18

(first game of home-and-home match)

(1) “Base Ball: Exercise vs. Atlantic,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 194 (17 Aug 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mutual, of New York, vs. Atlantic, of Brooklyn,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 6  (12 Oct 1861), p. 83, col. 3

(3) Peverelly, pp. 38 & 63

(4) Wright , pp. 57 & 58

3 Oct, 1861

(Thu)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds at Carroll Park

Star (Brooklyn) 9

Hamilton (Brooklyn) 6

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle (5): “This was one of the best played games of this or any other season, there never having been any game to surpass it except the one played by the Excelsiors and Unions last Fall, when the score stood 7 to 4.  The general play of both Stars and Hamiltons reached a high degree of excellence, and we are glad to see the Stars redeem themselves in the manner that they have in this match and the one with the Powhattans, from the bad score they made with the Olympics, on which occasion they discovered that no club can reasonably expect to win a game, even from an inferior adversary, if they see fit to indulge in loose play.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball—Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 230 (30 Sep 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball—Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 231 (1 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball—Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 233 (3 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball—Star vs. Hamilton,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 233 (3 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 6

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball—Star vs. Hamilton,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 235 (5 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(6) “Star vs. Hamilton,” unidentified [New York Clipper?] clipping in Mears Collection, vol. 4a

(7) Wright, pp. 59 & 62 [no date or score]

3? Oct, 1861

(Thu)

Harlem

Mount Morris Square

Mystic (NY) 21

Unknown (Harlem) 9

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mystic, New York, vs. Unknown, Harlem” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 7  (19 Oct 1861), p. 100, col. 1

4 Oct, 1861

(Fri)

Greenpoint

Eckford grounds

Enterprise (Brooklyn) 20

Eckford (Brooklyn) 19

(return game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 230 (30 Sep 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 231 (1 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 233 (3 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise of Brooklyn vs. Eckford of Williamsburgh,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 233 (3 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 6

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Eckford,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 235 (5 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(6) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Eckford,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 236 (7 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(7) “Enterprise vs. Eckford,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Oct 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx] [states home-and-home game to be played on 16 Oct]

(8) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eckford vs. Enterprise,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 6  (12 Oct 1861), p. 83, col. 3

(9) Wright, pp. 57 & 58

5 Oct, 1861

(Sat)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds at Carroll Park

Star 2 (Brooklyn) 23

Olympic 2 (South Brooklyn) 19

(6 innings)

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle (3): “We must beg leave to state that we hope both the Stars and Olympics can show better second nines than were on the field in this match, for there were only four of the Stars, Skaats, Forker, Morris and Gignoux, and five of the Olympics, Baldwin, Gilbert, Markham, Smith and Marvin, who could possibly have the slightest pretensions of being second nine players, in fact, the wonderful muffin playing of the balance of the eighteen, made us have strong doubts in regard to being anything better than a first class muffin match.  We had heard that both clubs could turn out good second nines, and we went on the ground expecting to witness a good game, but I am sorry to say we were disappointed.”)

(1) “Base Ball: Star vs. Olympic,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 234 (4 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 6

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star vs. Olympic,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 236 (7 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star vs. Olympic,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 237 (8 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 4

9? Oct, 1861

(Wed)

?

Waverly 26

Constellation 23

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Constellation vs. Waverly,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 7  (19 Oct 1861), p. 100, col. 2

10 Oct, 1861

(Thu)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds at Carroll Park

Star 2 (Brooklyn) 21

Hamilton 2 (Brooklyn) 16

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle (5): “The match between the first nines proved to be quite a closely contested game.  What may the second nines not do?”)

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle (7): “The game was a vast improvement on the one played by the Stars with the Olympics and might have passed for a first nine match.  The Stars played with seven men until the fourth innings, and the Hamiltons with eight throughout the game: this we do not like to see, let every club that pretends to play matches put on nine men from the start.  The play of the Stars was good throughout the game, and we must say they have redeemed themselves completely.  We don’t think that there are many second nines that could win a ball from them. … / The Star and Hamilton clubs must be composed entirely of good-natured men, for we never saw two clubs play together in such a jolly manner.  Somebody must get up a fight when the play the return game on Saturday, the 19th inst., for such good behavior on the part of ball clubs is really oppressive.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 235 (5 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 236 (7 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 237 (8 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 4

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 239 (10 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star vs. Hamilton,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 239 (10 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(6) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 240 (11 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(7) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star vs. Hamilton,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 241 (12 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 1

(8) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star vs. Hamilton—Erratta,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 242 (14 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 1

10 Oct, 1861

(Thu)

Harlem

Woodlawn grounds at the corner of 6th Ave. & 124th St.

Exercise (Brooklyn) 23

Woodlawn (NY) 8

(7 innings)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The Woodlawn is a new organization, having just been formed, and their roll contains the names of a number of experienced ball players, who have graduated from the ranks of the Harlems and Yorkvilles.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Woodlawn vs. Exercise,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 7  (19 Oct 1861), p. 99, col. 3 & p. 100, col. 1

(2) Wright, p. 59 [date = 9 Oct]

10 Oct, 1861

(Thu)

?

Mohawk (Brooklyn) 30

National (Brooklyn) 25

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Woodlawn vs. Exercise,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 7  (19 Oct 1861), p. 100, col. 2

10 Oct, 1861

(Thu)

Hoboken, N.J.

Constellation 19

Mystic (NY) 16

(home-and-home-game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mystic, of New York vs. Constellation,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 7  (19 Oct 1861), p. 100, col. 2

12 Oct, 1861

(Sat)

Putnam grounds at the corner of Broadway and Lafayette Ave.

Star (Brooklyn) 25

Brooklyn (Brooklyn) 4

(home-and-home game - 7 innings)

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle (5): “We advise them [the Brooklyns] the next time they play a club like the Star, not to attempt to do so with eight men. / After the game the Brooklyns treated the Stars to a fine set out, at which we were pleased to notice the absence of any spirituous liquors, as we do not approve of closing a ball match with a carousal.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 239 (10 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 25

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 240 (11 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Brooklyn vs. Star,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 240 (11 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 241 (12 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 1

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star vs. Brooklyn,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 242 (14 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 1

(6) Wright, p. 59 [no date or score]

14 Oct, 1861

(Mon)

Bedford

Hamilton grounds at corner of Grand & Gates avenues

Hamilton (Brooklyn) 20

Star (Brooklyn) 11

(return game – 6 innings, due to darkness)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 235 (5 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 236 (7 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 237 (8 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 4

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 239 (10 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 240 (11 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(6) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 241 (12 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 1

(7) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star vs. Hamilton,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 241 (12 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 1

(8) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star vs. Hamilton,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 243 (15 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(9) Wright, pp. 59 & 62 [no date or score]

15 Oct, 1861

(Tue)

Hoboken

Gotham grounds

Eagle (NY) 30

Gotham (NY) 15

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “These fine New York clubs played their first and second nines against each other, in accordance with their yearly practice, …”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eagle vs. Gotham,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 8  (26 Oct 1861), p. 116, col. 1

(2) Peverelly, pp. 23 & 27

(3) Wright, pp. 61 & 62

15 Oct, 1861

(Tue)

Hoboken

Gotham grounds

Eagle 2 (NY) 32

Gotham 2 (NY) 27

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: [See above.])

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eagle vs. Gotham,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 8  (26 Oct 1861), p. 116, col. 1

15 Oct, 1861

(Tue)

Greenpoint

Henry Eckford grounds

Henry Eckford (NY) 32

Union (Morrisania) 19

(return game - 8 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Henry Eckford, of New York, vs. Union, of Morrisania,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 8  (26 Oct 1861), p. 116, col. 2

(2) Peverelly, p. 49

16 Oct, 1861

(Wed)

Bedford, L.I.

Atlantic grounds

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 52

Mutual (NY) 27

(return game - 6 innings)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: [lengthy account])

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mutual, of New York vs. Atlantic, of Brooklyn,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 8  (26 Oct 1861), p. 116, col. 2

(2) Peverelly, pp. 38 & 63

(3) Wright , pp. 57 & 58

17 Oct, 1861

(Thu)

South Brooklyn

Putnam grounds on Lafayette Ave. near Broadway

Enterprise (Brooklyn) 26

Eckford (Brooklyn) 23 [or 24]

(home-and-home game)

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle (6): “The Eckfords were minus the services of one of their first nine men—Manoit—and the Enterprise also lacked Murtha  in the field.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times (7): “The Eckfords have, for many years occupied a front rank position in base ball circles, and have ‘many a time and oft’ been marshaled to victory under the veteran Frank Pidgeon, who is now, as far as active duty is concerned, on the ‘retired list.’  If our space permitted, it would afford us pleasure to render a brief tribute to the enthusiastic and lively Frank, who has never been excelled on the base ball field as Captain of the nine.  Long may he wave!”)

(New York Clipper: “Both parties were minus the services of some of their regular players, the Eckfords feeling the absence of Manoit considerably.  But the substitutes did well, and the game was closely and ably contested on both sides.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 235 (5 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2 [states home-and-home game to be played on 16 Oct]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 236 (7 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2 [states home-and-home game to be played on 16 Oct]

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 241 (12 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 1 [states home-and-home game to be played on 16 Oct]

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 242 (14 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 1 [states home-and-home game to be played on 16 Oct]

(5) “Base Ball: Matches to Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 242 (14 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(6) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eckford vs. Enterprise—Enterprise Victorious,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 246 (18 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(7) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eckford, of Williamsburgh, vs. Enterprise, of Bedford,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 7  (19 Oct 1861), p. 99, col. 3 & p. 100, cols. 1-2

(8) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eckford vs. Enterprise,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 8  (26 Oct 1861), p. 116, col. 2

(9) “Eckford vs. Enterprise,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Oct 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

(10) Peverelly, p. 74

(11) Wright, pp. 57 & 58

Prior to

19 Oct, 1861

?

Active 30

Mount Vernon 12

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mount Vernon vs. Active,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 7  (19 Oct 1861), p. 100, col. 1

21 Oct, 1861

(Mon)

Mutual grounds

Brooklyn 18

New York 6

(“The game for the silver ball” – 8 innings)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The nine which represented New York was a weak one in many respects, in consequence of a portion of those who were originally named declining to play.  Substitutes were, therefore, placed in the field, rather than disappoint the immense audience (numbering some eight thousand) which had gathered to witness the contest.  The ball was won by the Atlantic Club (as they made the most runs), which organization has, for a long period, ranked as the Champion club.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: New York vs. Brooklyn,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 9  (2 Nov 1861), p. 133, col. 2

22 Oct, 1861

(Tue)

?

Exercise (Brooklyn) 12

Hamilton (Brooklyn) 8

(1) Wright, pp. 59 & 62

23 Oct, 1861

(Wed)

Active ground on Hamilton Square

Constellation Jr. (Brooklyn, E.D.) 12

Active Jr. (NY) 9

(return game – 5 innings)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “… the sixth innings was very nearly completed when the umpire was obliged to call the game.  After it was concluded, the two clubs proceeded to the room of the Actives, and there spent an hour or two very pleasantly, singing, speaking and extracts from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ being the order of the evening, all of which wound up with nine hearty cheers, and each went their way home, feeling that they had spent a pleasant afternoon.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Constellation, of Brooklyn, E.D., vs. Active, of New York,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 9  (2 Nov 1861), p. 133, col. 2

23 Oct, 1861

(Thu?)

Morrisania

Alpine (NY) 34

Constellation (Mount Vernon) 18

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The afternoon was cold and unpleasant, and not at all calculated for base ball pastime.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Alpine, of New York, vs. Constellation, of Mount Vernon,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 11  (16 Nov 1861), p. 164, col. 2

25 Oct, 1861

(Fri)

Hamilton grounds

Picked Nine 27

Star 2 (Brooklyn) 25

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star Second Nine vs. Picked Nine,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 256 (30 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

26 Oct, 1861

(Sat)

Star grounds

Star (Brooklyn) 12

Powhatan (Brooklyn) 5

(return game – 6 innings, due to darkness)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 242 (14 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 243 (15 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball—Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 231 (21 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Powhattan vs. Star,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 256 (30 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 2

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Powhatan vs. Star,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 10  (9 Nov 1861), p. 147, col. 3

(6) Wright, p. 59 [no date or score]

28 Oct, 1861

(Mon)

Liberty grounds

Liberty (New Brunswick) 31

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 11

(3rd game of series begun in 1860)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The Atlantic’s were short of several of their first nine.  Of the two games which were played during last season, the first played at New Brunswick was a ‘tie’; the second, at Bedford, was won by the Atlantics.  It is understood that a fourth game will soon be played to test the question of superiority.”

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Atlantic of Brooklyn vs. Liberty of New Brunswick, N.Y, [sic],” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 10  (9 Nov 1861), p. 147, col. 3

(2) Peverelly, p. 64

(3) Wright, p. 58

28 Oct, 1861

(Mon)

Hoboken, N.J.

Mutual grounds

Brooklyn 15

New York 14

(all-star game for junior clubs – 7 innings)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The New York nine played their portion of the eighth innings, and made seven runs, when, in consequence of the unfair play of the Brooklynites who (chiefly through their pitcher and catcher) purposely prolonged the New Yorkers’ in-hand, after the latter had placed themselves ahead, so that darkness came on ere the inning could be finished, and  the score had to be called from the seventh innings, which gave the victory to the Brooklyn players, by one run. / The Brooklyn players were out in full force, each one appearing on the field as the players had previously announced while the New York nine were materially weakened by the absence of Ketchum, of the Unknown, and W. J. Kelly, of the Mystic, their excellent catcher, who was too ill to play.  …  The afternoon was a delightful one, and the sport was witnessed by full two thousand spectators.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: New York vs. Brooklyn,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 10  (9 Nov 1861), p. 147, col. 3, & p. 148, col. 1

29 Oct, 1861

(Tue)

Morrisania

Union (Morrisania) 33

Eagle (NY) 18

(7 innings)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: At the conclusion of the sport the Unions entertained their opponents in fine style, the two clubs participating in a bountiful collation.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eagle, of New York, vs. Union, of Morrisania,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 10  (9 Nov 1861), p. 147, col. 3

(2) Peverelly, p. 49

(3) Wright, p. 61

1 Nov, 1861

(Fri)

Hoboken, N.J.

Elysian Fields

Lafayette Engine No. 19   39

Oceana Hose Co. No. 36   13

(third game)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times (2): [lengthy account of post-game entertainment]

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Lafayettd Engine 19 vs. Hose Company 36,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 10  (9 Nov 1861), p. 147, col. 3

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Oceana Hose 36 vs. Lafayette Engine Co. No. 19,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 19  (11 Jan 1862), p. 293, cols. 2-3

2 Nov, 1861

(Sat)

Putnam grounds

Constellation (Brooklyn, E.D.)

Monmouth (Hoboken)

(scheduled first game of home-and-home match)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: A match to come off,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 9  (2 Nov 1861), p. 133, col. 2

4 Nov, 1861

(Mon)

Greenpoint

Eckford grounds

Eckford (NY) 38

Newburgh (Newburgh, NY) 18

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The Hudson River Club is an excellent base ball organization, and numbers in its ranks a creditable representation of the young men of Newburg.  Although they were not successful in this trial, their playing was praiseworthy, and they left behind them a very favorable impression for gentlemanly deportment.  They were short of the services of some good players of their nine, and the game was not, therefore, a criterion of their playing abilities.  The afternoon was cold and unpleasant, and too windy for good batting.  … /The Eckfords were not out in full force, although they rallied, as they generally do, a strong nine.  … Sprague, formerly of the Exercise Base ball Club, made his debut in the Eckford Club, as pitcher, and fully sustained the good name which he has long enjoyed. … / At the termination of the game, the clubs and their friends repaired to the “Hotel de Manor,” where refreshments were dispended, of which an A 1 chowder was far from being the worst part of the bill of fare.  An hour or two was passed in a happy interchange of sentiment and good fellowship, when the clubs separated, to meet again on the Hudson River boys’ ground, at Newburg, on Thanksgiving Day, when the return game will be played; on which occasion, in the eloquent language of John Gilpin, ‘may we be there to see!’ “)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Hudson River, of Newburg vs. Eckford, of Brooklyn,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 11  (16 Nov 1861), p. 164, col. 1

(2) Peverelly, p. 74 [date = 12 Nov; score: 38-17]

(3) Wright, p. 57 [date = 12 Nov; score: 38-17

7 Nov, 1861

(Tue)

Hoboken, N.J.

St. George’s Cricket Club enclosed grounds

First Nine 17

Second Nine 7

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “This game … was arranged for the benefit of Pierce of the Atlantic, and Creighton, of the Excelsior, …, an admission fee of ten cents being charged.  The players were all from Brooklyn.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: The Benefit Match at Hoboken,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 11  (16 Nov 1861), p. 164, col. 2

8 Nov, 1861

(Fri)

[post-popned from 19 & 25 Oct]

Hamilton grounds at Carroll Park

Star 2 (Brooklyn) 32

Hamilton 2 (Brooklyn) 16

(return game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 241 (12 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 1  [game date: 19 Oct]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 242 (14 Oct 1861), p. 3, col. 1  [game date: 19 Oct]

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Matches To Come Off,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 243 (15 Oct 1861), p. 2, col. 5  [game date: 19 Oct]

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: “Star vs. Hamilton,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 265 (9 Nov 1861), p. 2, col. 5

12? Nov, 1861

(Tue)

Greenpoint

Ridgewood grounds

Ridgewood 20

Rippowam 19

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Rippowam vs. Ridgewood,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 12  (23 Nov 1861), p. 179, col. 2

13 Nov, 1861

(Wed)

?

Irving 31

Favorita 22

(6 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Irving vs. Favorita,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 12  (23 Nov 1861), p. 179, col. 2

14 Nov, 1861

(Thu)

[post-poned from 9 Nov]

Olympic grounds at corner of Smith & President streets

Star 2 (Brooklyn) 34

Olympic 2 (South Brooklyn) 19

(return game – 8 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: “Star vs. Olympics,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 20, no. 272 (16 Nov 1861), p. 2, col. 5

18 Nov, 1861

(Mon)

Hunter’s Point, L.I.

Rippowam 26

Ridgewood 8

(5 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Ridgewood vs. Rippowam,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 13  (30 Nov 1861), p. 196, col. 1

18? Nov, 1861

(Mon)

?

Zephyr (Greenpoint) 22

Unknown (Harlem) 13

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Zephyr vs. Unknown,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 12  (23 Nov 1861), p. 179, col. 2

19? Nov, 1861

(Tue)

East New York, L.I.

Putnam grounds

Atlantic 31

Henry Eckford 15

(home-and-home game)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The Henry Eckford won the second game, and the Atlantic the first and third.  The weather was very cold on Tuesday, and it gave rise to considerable ‘muffinism’ during the trial.”

[NOTE: might be a second-nine game]

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Henry Eckford vs. Atlantic,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 12  (23 Nov 1861), p. 179, col. 2

19 Nov, 1861

(Tue)

Hoboken, N.J.

Eagle grounds at the Elysian Fields

Light Weights

Heavy Weights

(scheduled Eagle Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Eagle Base ball Club, of  New York,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 12  (23 Nov 1861), p. 179, col. 2

20? Nov, 1861

(Tue)

Greenpoint, L.I.

Oriental grounds

Ridgewood 22

Rippowam 14

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Ridgewood vs. Rippowam,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 14  (7 Dec 1861), p. 212, col. 1

20 Nov, 1861

(Wed)

Hoboken, N.J.

Niagara 24

Columbia 10

(only seven players on each side)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Niagara vs. Columbia,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 13  (30 Nov 1861), p. 196, col. 1

25? Nov, 1861

(Mon)

Bedford, L.I.

Atlantic grounds

Constellation 35

Waverly 14

(return game)

 

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Constellation vs. Waverly,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 13  (30 Nov 1861), p. 196, col. 1

28 Nov, 1861

(Thu)

(Thanks-

giving

?

Excelsior Jr. (Fort Hamilton) 25

Niagara (Brooklyn) 19

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Niagara, of Brooklyn, vs. Excelsior, Jr., of Fort Hamilton,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 15  (14 Dec 1861), p. 227, cols. 2-3

28 Nov, 1861

(Thu)

(Thanks-

giving

?

Perry 15

Columbia 9

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Perry vs. Columbia,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 15  (14 Dec 1861), p. 227, col. 3

28 Nov, 1861

(Thu)

(Thanks-

giving

South Brooklyn

Star grounds

Mohawk (Brooklyn) 39

Juniata (Hoboken) 13

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Mohawk, of Brooklyn, vs. Juniata, of Hoboken,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 15  (14 Dec 1861), p. 227, col. 3

28 Nov, 1861

(Thu)

(Thanks-

giving

?

Irving 14

Picked Players from the Queens County Cricket Club 11

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Irving vs. Nine Picked Players from the Queens County Cricket Club,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 15  (14 Dec 1861), p. 227, col. 3

Early Dec, 1861

?

Metamora 22

Wide Awake 18

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Metamora vs. Wide Awake,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 15  (14 Dec 1861), p. 227, col. 3

7? Dec, 1861

(Sat)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds at Carroll Park

First Nine 22

Second Nine 7

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: [Lengthy account])

(1) New York Clipper? [Thanksgiving?]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: The Last Game of 1961—Star vs. Star,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 15  (14 Dec 1861), p. 227, col. 2

14 Dec, 1861

or prior

Baltic grounds

Clinton 25

Baltic 19

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Clinton vs. Baltic,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 15  (14 Dec 1861), p. 227, col. 2

1862

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

2 Apr, 1862

(Wed)

Greenpoint

Favorita/Eckford grounds

Kalbfleisch’s side 20

Cooper’s side 10

(Favorita Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(New York Clipper: “The members of this club commenced play for the season ….  The weather was chilly and unpleasant, but nevertheless the enthusiasm of the players helped to warm them up, and sides being chosen a lively game was had, …”)

(1) “The Favorita Club,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Apr 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

12 Apr, 1862

(Sat)

[post-poned from

5 & 9 Apr]

Star grounds

Second Nine 13

First Nine 5

(Star Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Star First Nine vs. Second Nine,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 85 (10 Apr 1862), p. 2, col. 4

(2) “Base Ball—Matches to-day,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 87 (12 Apr 1862), p. 3, col. 1

(3) “The Star Club Matches,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Apr 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

14 Apr, 1862

(Mon)

[post-poned from

7 Apr]

?

First Nine

Second Nine

(scheduled Charter Oak Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Postponed,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 85 (10 Apr 1862), p. 2, col. 4

15 Apr, 1862

(Wed?)

?

Wood’s side 29

Mill’s side 11

(5 innings)

(Eckford Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(New York Clipper:  “The Eckfords began play for the season … and turned out their first nine in nearly its full strength.”)

(1) “Eckford Club,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Apr 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

18 Apr, 1862

(Tue?)

[post-poned from

8 Apr]

South Brooklyn

Exercise grounds adjoining Carroll Park

Simonson’s side 40

Massay’s side 21

(Exercise Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Brooklyn Daily Eagle: “The Exercise intended to have made their appearance on Tuesday, but the unfavorable weather caused the game to be postponed.”)

(New York Clipper: “The weather was a little chilly and unpleasant, or doubtless there would have been a fuller representation of the club present.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Postponed,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 85 (10 Apr 1862), p. 2, col. 4

(2) “The Exercise Club,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Apr 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

[19 Apr, 1862

(Sat)]

?

First Nine 17

Second Nine 9

(2nd Star Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “The Star Club Matches,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Apr 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

26 Apr, 1862

(Sat)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds

First Nine 40

Second Nine 6

(3rd Star Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “The Star Club Matches,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Apr 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

3 May, 1862

(Sat)

?

First Nine 35

Second Nine 17

(Star Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Aquatics, Base-Ball, Cricket: The Incoming Base-Ball Season,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 107 (6 May 1862), p. 2, col. 5

10 May, 1862

(Sat)

?

First Nine 33

Second Nine 15

(7 innings)

(5th Star Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(New York Clipper: “In this last game the first nine played the fly game, and their opponents the regular bound game, …”)

(1) “The Star Club,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] May 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

12 May, 1862

(Mon)

Newly laid out Atlantic grounds

Boughton’s side 28

Smith’s side 27

(Atlantic Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(New York Clipper: “The members of this champion club commenced play for the season …, the late date of their opening game resulting from their having their grounds newly laid out, which has been done under the superintendence of Mr. Wild.  The ground is now one of the best of the city, and in a few weeks will be in fine condition.  These grounds are occupied by the Atlantics on Mondays and Thursdays, and by the Enterprise club on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  There are, therefore, two days each week unoccupied, and these days can be secured on application to Mr. Wild, at the Cline Hill Hotel, corner of Gates and Marcey Avenue.”)

(1) “The Atlantic Club,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] May 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

13 May, 1862

(Tue)

?

Gotham (NY) 17

Eagle (NY) 15

(NOTE: 9 Sep 1862 game has same score.)

(1) Peverelly, p. 27

20 May, 1862

(Tue)

Greenpoint

Enterprise (Brooklyn) 20

Eckford (Brooklyn) 19

(1) Peverelly, p. 74

(2) Wright, p. 67

21 May, 1862

(Wed)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds

Star (Brooklyn) 45

Powhattan (Brooklyn) 11

(7 innings)

(New York Clipper: “These Brooklyn clubs played their first match together this season, it being also the first regular contest this year between senior clubs, ….  The weather was very unfavorable, a drizzling rain falling during the whole of the afternoon; but the Stars, having made it a rule never to put off a regularly advertised game if it is possible to play it, undertook to commence play, even at the expense of a thorough wetting, and under circumstances that rendered the playing of the match the very reverse of pleasure.  Of course, the ball became soaked and heavy, and fielding was soon a somewhat dangerous occupation, as far as stopping swiftly thrown or batted balls was concerned.  Nothing daunted, however, the plucky contestants went to work, and for the first two or three innings, the game bid fair to be quite an interesting one, despite the adverse circumstances under which it was played.  Soon, however, the Powhattans began to give evidence of the effects of lack of practice; the Stars, on the contrary, showing how much they had improved and benefited thereby, …..  The weather had a great deal to do with the play on both sides, and the want of previous practice materially affected the play of the Powhattans.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports—Base Ball: “Powhattan vs. Star,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 122 (23 May 1862), p. 2, col. 6

(2) “First Match of the Season—Star vs. Powhattan,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] May 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(3) Peverelly, p. 77 [date = 21 May 1861, score = 46-11]

(4) Wright, p. 59 [date = 21 May 1861, score = 46-11]

(5) Wright, pp. 69 & 71

11 Jun, 1862

(Wed)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds

Charter Oak (Brooklyn) 17

Star (Brooklyn) 12

(New York Clipper: “The first match this season between these clubs, and the first time the Charter Oaks have played since 1860, ….  Both parties were short handed, but nevertheless had good nines on the field, they being pretty equally matched.  …  Before the last innings was played, a heavy shower of rain temporarily interrupted the proceedings, ….  In regard to the play shown in the match, we have to say that the display of batting and fielding on the part of the victors was about the best we have ever seen them make.  With great odds against them at the close of the fourth innings [4-10], they fought manfully up hill, and deserved the result of their plucky play.  The Stars were, if anything, a little too confident of success, and did not wake up to the stern realities of the case until too late to recover their lost ground.  An error of their play, too, was the keeping of Chilton in his position as pitcher when it was evident that he was not in condition to play, a sore finger rendering it painful for him to field the ball.”)

(1) “City News and Gossip: Base Ball: “Star vs. Charter Oak,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 139 (12 Jun 1862), p. 3, col. 1

(2) “Star vs. Charter Oak,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jun 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(3) Wright, p. 69

19 Jun, 1862

(Thu)

?

New Nine 24

Old Mine 15

(Atlantic Base Ball Club of Brooklyn intra-club game)

(New York Clipper: “It was the first of three games that are to be played between them.”)

(1) “Atlantic Club,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jun 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

21 Jun, 1862

(Sat)

?

First Nine 24

Field Nine 9

(Excelsior Base Ball Club of Brooklyn first nine vs. field nine that included players from the Atlantic, Putnam, Exercise, and Charter Oak clubs)

(1) “The Excelsior Club,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jun 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

26 Jun, 1862

(Thu)

?

Excelsior (Brooklyn) 20

Charter Oak (Brooklyn) 19

(7 innings, due to darkness)

(New York Clipper: “On this occasion the Excelsiors were not in trim for their usual style of play.  In the first place they have not played half a dozen practice games together since 1860, and this season they have had their first nine players on the ground but twice.  …  Of those whose play merits especial remark, on the part of the Excelsiors, we would name their catcher [Leggett] for the plucky manner in which he stood up and received the swift balls Creighton pitched to him.  His hands, from want of practice, were too soft for such hard usage, and soon became puffed up and exceedingly painful, and a lame arm prevented his throwing to bases.  But he undauntedly stood up to his work, until it was apparent that his inability to throw to second base was materially aiding the score of his opponents.  At the close of the fifth innings he retired in favor of Russell, who caught from Brainard’s pitching the remainder of the innings.”)

(1) “Charter Oak vs. Excelsior,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jul 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 55

(3) Wright, p. 69

28 Jun, 1862

(Sat)

Resolute grounds

Star (Brooklyn) 35

Resolute (Brooklyn) 12

(New York Clipper: “These clubs played their first match together ….”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 154 (30 Jun 1862), p. 2, col. 1

(2) “Star vs. Resolute,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jul 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(3) Wright, p. 69

3 Jul, 1862

(Thu)

?

Jefferson (NY) 42

Union (Morrisania) 15

(1) Peverelly, p. 41

(2) Wright, p. 68

4 Jul, 1862

(Fri)

Jamaica

Atlantic (Jamaica) 35

Constellation (Brooklyn, E.D.) 23

(New York Clipper: “A large number of spectators assembled to witness the game.  The playing was, on the whole, rather wild.  The Constellation, for some reason or other, did not all come up to their usual standard, and their opponents, although they batted well, did no better in the field.  When the return match is played on the Union ground, we have no doubt there will be altogether a different sort of game.”)

(1) “Constellation vs. Atlantic,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jul 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 79

10 Jul, 1862

(Thu)

New York Base Ball Club grounds at 65th St. & 3rd Ave.

Union (Morrisania) 26

Henry Eckford (NY) 10

(New York Clipper: “… the above clubs made their first appearance, this season, in a home-and-home match, commenced in the season of 1861.  …  A large number of spectators were present.”)

(1) “Union, of Morrisania, vs. Henry Eckford, of New York,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jul 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 49

(3) Wright, p. 68

10 Jul, 1862

(Thu)

Greenpoint

Monitor 70

Peter Cooper 9

(8 innings)

(1) “Monitor vs. Peter Cooper,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jul 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

11 Jul, 1862

(Fri)

Eckford grounds (Peverelly, p. 64) or

Union grounds (Peverelly, p. 74)

Eckford (Brooklyn) 20

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 14

(New York Clipper: “… these clubs played the first game of their home and home match for 1862 ….  Last season, prior to the breaking out of the war, the Continental Club, of Brooklyn, for the purpose of adding interest to then ensuing base ball season, prepared a splendid silver ball to present as a token of honor to the victorious club in a series of matches for the championship.  The war sadly interfering with the prosecution of out-door sports last summer, the presentation of the ball was laid over till this season; and the members of the Continental Club have now resolved to present the ball to the Atlantic and Eckford Clubs, its possession to be determined by a home and home match, (Best two out of three games) between these clubs.”)

(1) “Ball Match for the Aid of the U.S. Sanitary Committee—Ball Players Patriots—Eckford vs. Atlantic—The Champions Defeated!,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 164 (12 Jul 1862), p. 2, col. 6

(2) “Atlantic vs. Eckford,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jul 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(3) Peverelly, p. 64 & 74 [date: 11 Aug 1862]

(4) Wright, pp. 67 & 70

16 Jul, 1862

(Wed)

Star grounds

Star (Brooklyn) 46

Olympic (South Brooklyn) 24

(7 innings)

(1) “Base Ball,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 168 (17 Jul 1862), p. 2, cols. 5-6

(2) “Star vs. Olympic,” New York Sunday Mercury, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jul 1862), p. [xx], col. [xx] [Chadwick Scrapbooks, vol. 8]

(3) Wright, p. 69 [score of 47-24, and no date stated]

17 Jul, 1862

(Thu)

Hoboken

Jefferson (NY) 45

Alpine 10

(1) Peverelly, p. 41

17 Jul, 1862

(Thu)

Sheep’s Head Bay

Penson’s side 25

Conkling’s side 20

(New York Clipper: “Engine Company No. 17, of Brooklyn, went on a Pic Nic to Sheep’s Head Bay, …, and then had a good game of ball together, …”)

(1) “Base Ball at Pic Nics,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jul 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

18 Jul, 1862

(Fri)

?

Union (Morrisania) 23

Harlem (NY) 13

(New York Clipper: “These clubs played their first match together in three years, ….  The decisions of the umpire were impartially given; he did not have a very pleasant position of it at one time, the prejudices of the crowd on one side or the other leading them to comment on his decisions uncourteously, but as the players did not, he of course took no notice of it.  Our best clubs are getting into the creditable habit of acquiescing quietly to the decisions of umpires, right or wrong, as they should do.”)

(1) “Harlem vs. Union,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jul 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 49

(3) Wright, pp. 68 & 70

19 Jul, 1862

(Sat)

?

Mutual (NY) 52

Gotham (NY) 14

(1) Peverelly, p. 38

(2) Wright, pp. 67 & 68 [date = 9 Jul]

19 Jul, 1862

(Sat)

Greenpoint

Favorita (formerly Eckford) grounds

Resolute 27

Favorita 16

(New York Clipper: “The first match between these clubs this season …”)

(1) “Resolute vs. Favorite [sic],” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Jul 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

21 Jul, 1862

Eckford grounds (Peverelly, p. 64) or

Union grounds (New York Times, Peverelly, p. 74)

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 39

Eckford (Brooklyn) 5

(return match for a champion silver ball)

(1) “Brooklyn News: Base Ball Match: Atlantic Club vs. Eckford Club,” New York Times, vol. 11, no. 3378 (22 Jul 1862), p. 8, col. 5

(2) Peverelly, p. 64 & 74 [date: 18 Aug 1862]

(3) Wright, pp. 67 & 70 [date: 18 Aug 1862]

23 Jul, 1862

(Wed)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds

Star 2 (Brooklyn) 22

Henry Eckford 2 (?) 18

(5 innings, due to a shower of rain)

(New York Clipper: “At the time appointed for the game, both parties were short-handed, it being an old story with the Stars; and after waiting some time for the absentees, they both concluded to replace them with first nine players, Dr. Bell going in on one side, and Galpin on the other.  …  The 6th innings was commenced, and the Eckfords had scored two runs when the rain began to fall.”)

(1) “Henry Eckford vs. Star,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Jul 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

26 Jul, 1862

(Sat)

Morrisania

Union grounds

Union (Morrisania) 12

Excelsior (Brooklyn) 4

(1) Peverelly, pp. 49 & 53

(2) Wright, pp. 68 & 69

28 Jul, 1862

(Mon)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds at Carroll Park

Star (Brooklyn) 28

Charter Oak (Brooklyn) 5

(return game)

[New York Clipper: lengthy account]

(1) “Base Ball: Star vs. Charter Oak,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 178 (29 Jul 1862), p. 2, col. 5

(2) “Star vs. Charter Oak,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

28 Jul, 1862

(Mon)

Hoboken

Mutual 2 (NY) 58

Jefferson 2 (NY) 25

(1) “Mutual vs. Jefferson,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 38

(3) Wright, p. 67

29 Jul, 1862

(Tue)

Hoboken

Gotham (NY) 14

Mutual (NY) 9

(1) Peverelly, pp. 23 [date = 27 Jul] & 38

(2) Wright, pp. 67 [date = 27 Jul] & 68

29 Jul, 1862

(Tue)

Brooklyn

Union grounds

Eckford (Brooklyn) 18

Eagle (NY) 5

(1) “Eckford vs. Eagle,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, pp. 27 & 74 [location = Hoboken]

(3) Wright, p. 67

29 Jul, 1862

(Tue)

Star grounds

Atlantic Hose No. 1 (Brooklyn) 69

Mechanics Hose No. 2 (Brooklyn) 17

(1) “Base Ball Among the Brooklyn Firemen,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

30 Jul, 1862

(Wed)

Brooklyn

Union grounds

Constellation 24

Atlantic (Jamaica) 15

(return game)

(1) “Constellation vs. Atlantic, of Jamaica,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 79

1 Aug, 1862

(Fri)

Green Point

Henry Eckford 17

Star (Brooklyn) 12

(New York Sunday Mercury: “Both parties were short handed, indeed so much so as to make it nearly a second nine contest.  Of the Star first nine Mitchell, Galpin, Manly, Snediker and Thompson did not play, and o the other side, Dr. Bell, Dalton, and Snow, we believe, were the only first nine players present. …/We thought we noticed a design on the part of one or two of the H. Eckfords to wait at the bat until the player on the 3d base got in.  Now this custom is not the most creditable one in the world, and the less frequent, it is adopted, the fairer the game will be.  Hit the first good ball you got, is the only fair and square game to play.  The habit of waiting is doubtless one of those points we hear spoken of, but these by the way are not always points that add to the honor of a clubs play.”)

(New York Clipper: “The first nines of these clubs played their first game together ….  The play was nothing remarkable on either side, although good, considering that both parties were minus the services of half their regular players.”)

(1) “Base Ball: Star vs. Eckford,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 182 (2 Aug 1862), p. 3, col. 1

(2) “Star vs. Henry Eckford,” New York Sunday Mercury, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xx], col. [xx] [Chadwick Scrapbooks, vol. 8]

(3) “Star vs. Henry Eckford,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

1 Aug, 1862

(Fri)

?

Benecia Boy Jr. 16

Mystic Jr. 9

(1) “Benecia Boy vs. Mystic,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

2 Aug, 1862

(Sat)

?

Union (Morrisania) 12

Newark (Newark) 11

(1) Peverelly, p. 49

(2) Wright, p. 68

2 Aug, 1862

(Sat)

?

Resolute 36

Favorita 20

(return game)

(1) “Resolute vs. Favorite [sic],” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

4 Aug, 1862

(Mon)

?

Eckford (Brooklyn) 28

Mutual (NY) 24

(1) Peverelly, pp. 38 & 74 [date = 8 Aug]

(2) Wright, pp. 67 [date = 24 Aug] & 67

6 Aug, 1862

(Tue)

Hoboken

Henry Eckford (NY) 51

Empire (NY) 30

(New York Clipper: “The first match this season between these clubs, ….  Neither club was fully represented by their best players, and the Empires suffered from being out of practice.”)

(1) “Henry Eckford vs. Empire,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

7 Aug, 1862

(Thu)

Knickerbocker grounds

Gotham (NY) 17

Charter Oak (Brooklyn) 13

(New York Clipper: “The first contest between these clubs this season, …, it being a single game, resulting in a creditable victory for the Gothams, who by this means have added a Brooklyn ball to their case, to place alongside the one from the Mutuals, neither being easily obtained by New-York clubs.. / … / …  The ground was in very poor condition, indeed, and it did not speak well for the attention the Knickerbocker club devotes to such matters.”)

(1) “Gotham vs. Charter Oak,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 23

(3) Wright, p. 68

13 Aug, 1862

(Wed)

Union grounds (Peverelly)

or

Eckford grounds (New York Clipper)

Eckford (Brooklyn) 42

Harlem (NY) 25

(New York Clipper: “Being present at the grand cricket match the same day, we are unable to give more than the following score:”)

(1) “Eckford vs. Harlem,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 74

(3) Wright, pp. 67 & 70

13 Aug, 1862

(Wed)

Hoboken

Empire (NY) 39

Alpine 21

(1) Peverelly, p. 31

14 Aug, 1862

(Thu)

Hoboken

Gotham grounds

Gotham (NY) 15

Mutual (NY) 14

(return game)

(New York Clipper: “We have to speak of a little occurrence that was not as creditable to the party concerned as it might have been.  It appears that in the 8 th innings, McGrath, of the Gotham, had severely injured his thumb, so much sothat he was unable to grasp the bat without suffering.  In this condition he was forced to take his stand at the bat in the 9th innings, in consequence of the captain of the Mutual nine refusing to let another strike in his place.  Rule 27 allows of a change in such a case, and the 31st rule which says that no change of players shall be made except by consent of both parties, also states “unless as provided in rule 27.”  Thus there was no necessity of asking consent in this case except from courtesy.”)

(1) “Gotham vs. Mutual,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, pp. 23 & 38

(3) Wright, pp. 67 & 68

19 Aug, 1862

(Tue)

Hoboken

Gotham grounds

Eckford (Brooklyn) 35

Newark (Newark) 19

(New York Clipper: “The third contest between these clubs, laid over from last season, … the Eckfords … were out in full force, and in admirable trim for the occasion.  The Newarkers, on the contrary, did not have the useful services of either Mills, Wilsin, or Garthwaite, and this rather dampened their ardor, for they did not play by any means with their accustomed ability.”)

(1) “Eckford vs. Newark,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 74 [location = Union grounds]

(3) Wright, p. 67

21 Aug, 1862

(Thu)

Newark, N.J.

Mutual (NY) 14

Eureka (Newark) 13

(10 innings)

(1) Peverelly, p. 38

(2) Wright, p. 67

21 Aug, 1862

(Thu)

Union grounds

Favorita 27

Brooklyn 23

(10 innings)

(1) “Brooklyn vs. Favorita,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

22 Aug, 1862

(Fri)

Bedford

Atlantic grounds

Atlantic (Jamaica) 24

Constellation 8

(home-and-home game)

(1) “Atlantic, of Jamaica vs. Constellation, of Brooklyn,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 79

26 Aug, 1862

(Tue)

?

Eagle (NY) 50

Alpine 24

(1) “Alpine vs. Eagle,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 27

27 Aug, 1862

(Wed)

?

Star (Brooklyn) 31

Constellation (Brooklyn) 4

(New York Clipper: “The first nines of these clubs played together for the first time … the result being a signal victory for the Stars, who played one of their strongest games, both in batting and fielding.”)

(1) “Constellation vs. Star,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

27 Aug, 1862

(Wed)

Morrisania

Union grounds

Newark (Newark) 14

Union (Morrisania) 13

(return game)

(New York Clipper: “After the game was over, the Union Club entertained the Newarkers in a very socialable and friendly manner, and they parted to meet again for the third and last match at as early a day as possible, provided the Ndewark nine do not all of them get the war fever.”)

(1) “Union (of Morrisania) vs. Newark (of Newark),” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Wright, p. 68

27 Aug, 1862

(Wed)

?

Mystic Jr. (New Utrecht) 23

Excelsior Jr. (New Utrecht) 8

(1) “Mystic vs. Excelsior,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

29 Aug, 1862

(Fri)

Morrisania

Eckford (Brooklyn) 27

Union (Morrisania) 11

(New York Clipper: “These clubs played their first match together ….  Several fellows made themselves disagreeably, prominent as members of the crowd, much to the discredit of the club they follow, and of the game.  It is a pity these fellows are not repudiated.  We should think the Eckfords have now attained too high a position to tolerate them any longer.  Al, who want to bet should do it quietly.”)

(1) “Eckford vs. Union,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 74 [Eckford runs = 29]

(3) Wright, pp. 67 & 68

29 Aug, 1862

(Fri)

Harlem

Harlem 17

Henry Eckford 14

(New York Clipper: “The first game this season, between these clubs, …”)

(1) “Henry Eckford vs. Harlem,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

[xx] Aug, 1862

 

Hoboken

Eureka (Newark) 18

Gotham (NY) 13

(1) Peverelly, p. 23

(2) Wright, p. 68

2 Sep, 1862

(Tue)

Gotham grounds

Henry Eckford 31

Jefferson 27

(home-and-home game - 8 innings)

(New York Clipper: “Neither party had out their strength on this occasion, but the Jeffersons had about the weakest first nine they have yet presented, in fact, it was nearly the same as their second nine in the late Eagle match.”)

(1) “Henry Eckford vs. Jefferson,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Aug 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

4 Sep, 1862

(Thu)

Harlem grounds at Mount Morris Square

Harlem (NY) 29

Gotham (NY) 15

(8 innings)

(1) “Gotham vs. Harlem,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 23

(3) Wright, pp. 68 & 70

6 Sep, 1862

(Sat)

South Brooklyn

Star grounds

Star (Brooklyn) 22

Resolute (Brooklyn) 16

(return game)

[New York Clipper: very lengthy account]

(1) “Base Ball: Resolute vs. Star,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 214 (9 Sep 1862), p. 3, col. 1

(2) “Resolute vs. Star,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

7 Sep, 1862

(Sun?)

Pastime grounds

Atlantic (Jamaica) 33

Pastime 24

(1) Peverelly, p. 79

8 Sep, 1862

(Mon)

Hoboken

Mutual (NY) 47

Harlem (NY) 16

(New York Clipper: “The Mutuals obtained their first victory at Hoboken this season … it being their first match with the Harlem club, …. “)

(1) “Mutual vs. Harlem,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 38 [location = Harlem]

(3) Wright, pp. 67 & 70

9 Sep, 1862

(Tue)

Hoboken

Gotham grounds

Gotham (NY) 17

Eagle (NY) 16

(8 innings)

(New York Clipper: “The ninth was nearly finished, the Eagles having been put out for nothing, and Sweet, Thorn, Vincellette, and Squires had made runs in the ninth innings of the Gothams, when it became too dark to play, and the game was decided by the last even innings played.”)

(1) “Gotham vs. Eagle,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 23 [day not specified] & 27 [Eagle runs = 15]

(3) Wright, p. 68

10 Sep, 1862

(Wed)

Brooklyn Base Ball Club grounds

Favorita 43

Brooklyn 31

(return game - 7 innings, due to darkness)

(1) “Favorita vs. Brooklyn,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

13 Sep, 1862

(Sat)

?

Star (Brooklyn) 18

Olympic (South Brooklyn) 11

(return game)

(New York Clipper: “The Olympics played much better in this game than on the previous match, in which the Star beat them by a score of 47 to 24.”)

(1) “Start [sic] vs. Olympic,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Wright, p. 69

16 Sep, 1862

Mount Morris

Harlem grounds

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 27

Harlem (NY) 12

(New York Clipper: “… the Atlantics were well represented though they did not have either Start, Oliver, or M. O’Brien.  Mace pitched in place of the latter, and the play of Crane at 2d base was such as to render the absence of Oliver, who usually fills the position, unnoticeable, and Simonson played finely at 1st base which is now Start’s place.”)

(1) “Harlem vs. Atlantic,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 64

(3) Wright, pp. 70 & 70

18 Sep, 1862

(Thu)

Brooklyn

Eckford grounds (Peverelly, p. 64) or

Union grounds (Peverelly, p. 74)

Eckford (Brooklyn) 8

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 3

(1) “Base Ball,” New York Times, vol. 11, no. 3429 (19 Sep 1862), p. 3, col. 1

(2) Peverelly, pp. 64 & 74

(3) Wright, pp. 67 & 70

19 Sep, 1862

(Fri)

Star grounds

Star (Brooklyn) 11

Henry Eckford 5

(return game)

(New York Clipper: “The pitching on both sides was such that neither party, good batsmen as they are, could successfully hit the balls sent to them, and the fielding was so good on both sides that but few hits admitted of more than the making of the 1st base.”)

(1) “Stars vs. Henry Eckford,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

20 Sep, 1862

(Sat)

Brooklyn

Resolute grounds

Harlem (NY) 25

Resolute (Brooklyn) 21

(5 innings)

(New York Clipper: The Harlems had three substitutes, and did not  play one of their best games, and the fielding of the Resolutes was much inferior to that which they displayed in the Star match.”)

(1) “Resolute vs. Harlem,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Wright, p. 70

22 Sep, 1862

(Mon)

New York

63rd St. (Peverelly, p. 64) or

65th St & 3rd Ave. (Peverelly, p. 38)

Mutual (NY) 15

Atlantic (Brooklyn) 10

(home-and-home game)

(1) Peverelly, pp. 38 & 64

(2) Wright , pp. 57 & 58

24 Sep, 1862

(Wed)

Brooklyn

Union grounds

Eckford (Brooklyn) 28

Mutual (NY) 14

(1) Peverelly, pp. 38 & 74

(2) Wright, pp. 67 & 67

25 Sep, 1862

(Thu)

?

Favorita 26

Constellation 23

(1) “Favorita vs. Constellation,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Oct 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

26 Sep, 1862

(Fri)

?

Henry Eckford 33

Eagle (NY) 15

(1) Peverelly, p. 27

27 Sep, 1862

(Sat)

Star grounds

Union (Morrisania) 14

Star (Brooklyn) 10

(New York Clipper: “The first of a home and home series of matches between these clubs …  The Unions had their best nine out on the occasion, and played a good fielding game, but the pitching on their side was unusually wild.  The Stars lacked the services of their regular catcher, Morris, and played with but eight men.  Anderson doing double duty at short field and third base.  We regret being compelled to curtail our remarks on this match, because of the standing of the clubs, but a superabundance of matter compels us to do so.”)

(1) “Base Ball: Union, of Morrisania vs. Star,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 231 (29 Sep 1862), p. 2, col. 5

(2) “Union vs. Star,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Sep 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(3) Wright, pp. 68 & 69

4 Oct, 1862

(Sat)

Excelsior grounds

Excelsior (Brooklyn) 5

Star (Brooklyn) 5

(TIE – 6 innings, due to darkness)

(New York Clipper: These clubs played together for the first time since June, 1860, …, the occasion being a match between them that was arranged on the ground on the same day, in place of the contest with the Charter Oak, which was then to have taken place.  It was a well-contested game from first to last, the fielding of both parties being excellent.  The wind was against the batting and in favor of the pitching, and hence the small score.  …  In fact, the fielding on both sides was such that we cannot well mention one as worthy of praise without naming nearly all.”)

(1) “Base Ball: Star vs. Excelsior,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 240 (6 Oct 1862), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Star vs. Excelsior,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Oct 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(3) Wright, pp. 69 & 69

7 Oct, 1862

(Tue)

Brooklyn

Union grounds

Eckford (Brooklyn) 13

Union (Morrisania) 10

(1) Peverelly, p. 74

(2) Wright, pp. 67 & 68

7 Oct, 1862

(Tue)

Hoboken

Mutual (NY) 24

Harlem (NY) 13

(1) Peverelly, p. 38

(2) Wright, pp. 67 & 70

9 Oct, 1862

(Thu)

?

Montauk Jr. 26

Monitor Jr. 7

(1) “Monitor vs. Montauk,” New York Clipper, vol. [xxx], no. [xxx] ([xx] Oct 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

14 Oct, 1862

(Tue)

Hoboken

Gotham (NY) 19

Harlem (NY) 10

(1) “Gotham vs. Harlem,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Oct 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 23

(3) Wright, pp. 68 & 71

14 Oct, 1862

(Tue)

South Brooklyn

Excelsior grounds at “foot of Court street”

Excelsior (Brooklyn) 13

Union (Morrisania) 9

(6 innings)

[NOTE: Last game played by James Creighton]

(1) Peverelly, p. 53

(2) Wright, pp. 68 & 69

14 Oct, 1862

(Tue)

Union grounds

Star (Brooklyn) 14

Henry Eckford 5

(home-and-home game)

(New York Clipper: “The Stars had a fine nine present and played one of their best fielding games, ….  The pitching of the Stars was very effective.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 249 (16 Oct 1862), p. 3, col. 1

(2) “Stars vs. Henry Eckford,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Oct 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

20 Oct, 1862

(Mon)

New York Base Ball Club grounds at 63rd St. & 3rd Ave.

Gotham (NY) 24

Harlem (NY) 17

(home-and-home game)

(1) “Gotham vs. Harlem,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] Oct 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(2) Peverelly, p. 23 [game played in Hoboken]

(3) Wright, pp. 68 & 71

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