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The Craig B. Waff Games Tabulation
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New York State, Capital Area

130 Entries, using 241 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.

Contents

1856

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

Jun, 1856e ?

?

Excelsior (W by 3 runs)

Empire (L)

(1) “Ball Play: Base Ball,” New York Clipper, vol. 4, no. 13 (19 Jul 1856), p. 99, col. 4

early Jul, 1856y

Albany, N.Y.

Cricket Ground

Excelsior 74

Empire 20

(return game - 3 innings)

(New York Clipper: “Our Albany friends have ‘set the ball in motion.’  A return match … came off a week or two since …”)

(1) “Ball Play: Base Ball,” New York Clipper, vol. 4, no. 13 (19 Jul 1856), p. 99, col. 4

1857

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

29 May, 1857

(Fri)

Albany, N.Y.

Parade Ground

State House Clerks 86

City Bank Clerks 72

(sixteen on a side)

(1) “Game of Base Ball in Albany,” New York Clipper, vol. 5, no. 7 (6 Jun 1857), p. 54, col. [xx]

12? Nov, 1857

(Fri)

Kingston, N.Y.

Single 74

Married 47

(Nyad Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: return match scheduled for Friday, 20 Nov)

(1) N.G., “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball at Kingston, N. Y.,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 13 (28 Nov 1857), p. 196, col. 2

19 Nov, 1857

(Thu)

Sing Sing, N.Y.

W. V. Henriques’ side 27

M. P. Neff’s side 25

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: intra-club game of Star Base Ball Club, made up of pupils at Mount Pleasant Academy)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: The Star Base Ball Club of Sing Sing,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 13 (28 Nov 1857), p. 196, col. 2

12 Dec, 1857

(Sat)

Sing Sing, N.Y.

Henriques’ side 31

Neff’s side 31

(6 innings, due to darkness)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “Owing to the inability of some of the members, only fifteen appeared on the ground.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball at Sing Sing,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 16 (19 Dec 1857), p. 245, col. 1

1858

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

21 Sep, 1858

(Tue)

Cohoes, N.Y.

Married 43

Single 42

(7 innings, owing to darkness)

(Vanguard Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base-Ball at Cohoes,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 5 (2 Oct 1858), p. 68, col. 3

12 Oct, 1858

(Tue)

Cohoes, N.Y.

Single 23

Married 17

(return match – Vanguard Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “A bat, handsomely painted and ornamented, was put up as a prize to the person scoring the most runs.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base-Ball at Cohoes,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 8 (23 Oct 1858), p. 117, col. 1

16 Nov, 1858

(Tue)

Cohoes, N.Y.

Married 72

Single 38

(Vanguard Base Ball Club intra-club game – 8 innings on account of darkness)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base-Ball at Cohoes,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 13 (27 Nov 1858), p. 197, col. 2

1859

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

9 Jun, 1859

(Thu)

Albany, N.Y.

Juniors 40

Seniors 36

(Champion Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(10 innings)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The sympathies of the crowd were with the juniors [who rallied for 16 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game] throughout each successful run, being greeted with loud applause. …  the return match is looked for with great interest by the circle of ball players in this vicinity, which, though small, is none the less enthusiastic.”)

(1) Albany, “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Albany,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 16 (18 Jun 1859), p. 244, col. 3 [letter dated 10 Jun]

23 Jul, 1859

(Sat)

Cohoes, N.Y.

Champion (Albany) 74 (8 innings)

Vanguard (Cohoes) 50 (9 innings)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The ground was very rough and unfavorable for good fielding, which, together with the wind, which blew almost a hurricane, accounts for the heavy score obtained, …”)

(1) Albany, “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base-Ball at Albany,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 23 (6 Aug 1859), p. 357, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Out-of-Town Places,” New York Sunday Mercury, vol. [xx], no. [xx] (7 Aug 1859), p. 8, col. 3

18 Aug, 1859

West Troy, N.Y.

Albany 31

West Troy 16

(1) “Base Ball at West Troy, N.Y.,” New York Clipper, [?] Aug 1859

26 Aug, 1859

(Fri)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior (West Troy) 35

Vanguard (Cohoes) 16

(Troy Daily Whig: “The game was characterized by harmony throughout.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7749 (27 Aug 1859), p. 3, col. 2

30 Aug, 1859

(Tue)

Troy, N.Y.

Wier’s Course

President Robert Green’s side 51

Other side 12

(Priam Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Troy Daily Whig (2): “They played by the rules of the Gotham Club of New York.”)

(1) “The Priam Base Ball Club,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7749 (27 Aug 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7752 (31 Aug 1859), p. 3, col. 2

9 Sep, 1859

(Fri)

Cohoes, N.Y.

Vanguard grounds

Vanguard (Cohoes) 39

Victory (Troy) 29

(1) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7757 (6 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7761 (10 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3 (telegraph dated 9 Sep)

10 Sep, 1859

(Sat)

The Island opposite Albany, N.Y.

Champion (Albany)

Vanguard (Cohoes)

(scheduled)

(Troy Daily Whig: “As this is the return match, and is what is called the fly game, it bids fair to be an exciting match.  Accommodations have been provided for ladies, and we expect to see a good assemblage on the occasion.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7760 (9 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3

27 Sep, 1859

(Tue)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior grounds near the end of the “Y” on the Albany Northern Railroad

Excelsior (West Troy) 19

Victory (Troy) 14

(Troy Daily Whig (2): “After the game was concluded the ‘Excelsiors’ gave the ‘Victory’s’ a collation on the field, which was got up in the most hospitable manner.  The Troy boys speak in the highest terms of their treatment, which they hope soon to reciprocate on a return match. / Each club wore a neat uniform yesterday—the Victorys a blue cap, white shirt and red belt; the Excelsiors a plaid cap and blue belt.  A number of spectators from this city and West Troy witnessed the match, and all seemed highly pleased.”)

(1) “Out door Sports,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7771 (22 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7776 (28 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 2

1 Oct, 1859

(Sat)

Troy, N.Y.

Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy) 25

Priam (Troy) 9

(7 innings, due to rain)

(Troy Daily Whig (6): “The Clubs are well matched—one is composed of young, strong, athletic men who believe in progress and manifest destiny;—the other of more staid and mature citizens, solid men but very good players.  The game will be witnessed by a crowd of people if the weather is pleasant.”)

(Troy Daily Whig (7): “The match was commenced about 2 P. M.. and when seven innings had been completed on each side the rain fell in such volume as to seriously embarrass the playing.  …  The Victory’s offered to postpone the match to any future period, or to proceed in the rain; but the Priams conceded that ‘the day was against them,’ and admitted themselves defeated.  Their play was creditable, considering it was their first match, and that their nine had never played a game together before.  They have the elements of a strong club, and will doubtless do much better with a little more practice. / The Victory’s played in a superior manner—particularly in fielding.  Their nine was the same that played at West Troy.”)

(Troy Daily Whig (8): “As the match game played … was pretty thoroughly canvassed in the Whig and Times of yesterday, we feel that little more remains to be said. / [Lengthy praise for Mr. Dyer, the umpire] / Perhaps the most entertaining exercises were gone through within-doors, gastronomically considered.  Great satisfaction was expressed on every side.  The presentation ceremonies went off with great éclat.”)

(1) E. B. Wood (Secretary, Victory Base Ball Club), “To the Priam Base Ball Club of Troy,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7753 (1 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7756 (5 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7769 (19 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(4) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7770 (21 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(5) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7778 (30 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(6) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7779 (1 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(7) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7780 (3 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(8) X., “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7781 (4 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

11 Oct, 1859

(Tue)

Batestown, N.Y.

Victory grounds near Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy) 30

Vanguard (Cohoes) 15

(return game)

(Troy Daily Whig (1): “a close contest is anticipated.”

(Troy Daily Whig (2): “The day was remarkably pleasant, attracting a large crowd of spectators from this city, Lansingburgh and Cohoes.  The game was well contested, and the clubs were ‘neck and neck,’ until the seventh innings, when the Victory’s improved their amasingly [sic] and came in with a handsome majority at the end of the match. / The Victory Club never played half so strong a game as they did yesterday; and the result, against so able a nine as the Vanguards, does them great credit.  … / After the game was concluded yesterday the Victorys and Vanguards had a collation at Wier’s, and cheered each other heartily.  Mr. Arthur presented the ball on the part of the Cohoes Club.  Dr. Hegeman received it and replied.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7787 (11 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7788 (12 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

13 Oct, 1859

(Thu)

Batestown, N.Y.

Victory grounds on the Lansingburgh road

First Nine 13

Second Nine 12

(Victory Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Troy Daily Whig (2): “The match game … came off … in the presence of a goodly number of spectators.  The game throughout was close and exciting.  The fielding, as usual, was excellent.  This fact shows for itself, when it is remembered that seven ‘blind’ innings were played.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7789 (13 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7790 (14 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 2

14 Oct, 1859

(Fri)

Victory grounds on the Lansingburgh road

Victory 2 (Troy) 35

Priam 2 (Troy) 11

(Troy Daily Whig: (2): “It was thought at first that the game would have to be postponed in consequence of the inclement weather; but soon the western horizon began to light up and to confirm the promise, a refreshing west wind sprang up, thus securing a pleasant time to the player, so far as the weather was concerned. / We cannot say that we have not seen better play exhibited—on the contrary, the skill (if so it may be called) exhibited was much below that which has been shown by these clubs on previous occasions.  But there are palliating circumstances connected with the game, for instance, the rain which had fallen but a few moments previous to commencement of the game had rendered the turf very slippery, and Mr. Follett, one of the best players of the Priam Club, was somewhat indisposed. / … At the conclusion of the game the ball was presented in behalf of the Priams by their captain, Mr. E. J. Watt, with a neat speech, and was received by Mr. J. D. Parker, captain of the Victorys, in a very handsome manner. / After cheers had been exchanged the clubs adjourned to meet again, we hope, at an early day.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7789 (13 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7791 (15 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

14 Oct, 1859

(Fri)

Excelsior grounds

Excelsior 2 (West Troy) 23

Rearguard 1 (West Troy) 21

(Troy Daily Whig: “the latter club [Excelsiors] playing three substitutes from regular members of their ‘second nine”)

(1) “Base Ball in West Troy,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7791 (15 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

19 Oct, 1859

(Wed)

Victory grounds near Wier’s course

Victory (Troy) 54

Priam (Troy) 11

(return game)

(Troy Daily Whig (3): “The weather was quite unfavorable, still quite a large number of spectators were present who appeared to enjoy the game vastly.  The fielding of the Victory was far below the average.  The Priams’ were doubtless somewhat discouraged when they saw their opponents score up nineteen runs on even innings [end of 1st inning]; still they battled manfully, and at the end did not exhibit other than the most generous and kindly feelings, in spite of the extreme odds against them.  It was a great source of regret that a high wind was prevailing during the whole course of the game.  Had it been otherwise, we hazard nothing when we say that the fielding would have been very much better on both sides.  At the conclusion of the game, the ball was presented by Robt. Green, Esq., Capt. Of the Priams, with a very fine speech, which was replied to by W. H. Hegeman, Esq., Capt. Of the Victory’s, in quite a handsome manner.  Cheers were then given for each other, when the Clubs separated and wended their ways homeward.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7789 (13 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4 [date = 18 Oct]

(2) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7794 (19 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 5

(3) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7795 (20 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

21 Oct, 1859

(Fri)

Grounds at Wier’s Course

Priam (Troy) 46

National (Lansingburgh) 42

(Troy Daily Whig (1): “The Priam Club played very well indeed, and their steady batting and some good catching gave them the victory.  …  The day was very cold and windy, so that the players all had numb fingers, but quite a number of spectators were present, among them a good sprinkling from the Victory Club, whose sympathies seemed cordially in favor of their Troy brethren. / At the conclusion of the game Mr. Twing presented the ball on behalf of his Club in a really fine speech, full of apt poetical quotations.  Mr. Anthony responded in a happy vein.  All passed off pleasantly.”)

(Troy Daily Whig (2): “The conduct of the former club [National], at its recent match with the Priam, has been severely criticized.  The Lansingburgh players disputed the decisions of the umpire, attempted to ‘argue the point’ with him, and did other acts in violation of the rules and regulations.  This is wrong, and any club guilty of such conduct cannot expect recognition from other organizations.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7797 (22 Oct 1859), p. 2, col. 6

(2) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7798 (24 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

22 Oct, 1859

(Sat)

Albany, N.Y.

Champion 40

Albany 8

(7 innings)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The Champions seem to be universally successful.”)

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Champion vs. Albany,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 9 (5 Nov 1859), p. 133, col. 1

24 Oct, 1859

(Mon)

East Albany, N.Y.

Champion (Albany) 11

Pittsfield 8

(1) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7799 (25 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Champion vs. Pittsfield,” New York Clipper, [?] Oct 1859

26 Oct, 1859

(Wed)

East Albany, N.Y.

Champion grounds at Greenbush

Victory (Troy) 29

Champion (Albany or Troy) 26

(6 innings, owing to the  “overspreading darkness”)

(Troy Daily Whig (1): “We also learn that the Victory has accepted the challenge of the Champion Club, of Albany, to play one day next week.  This, it is expected, will be the most exciting game of the season, and will probably be played in Albany.”)

(Troy Daily Whig (3): “The game … will excite unusual interest.  Great preparations have been made by the Albany Club for the match; benches have been provided, and large numbers of the fair sex are expected to honor the occasion with their presence.”)

(Troy Daily Whig (4): “The great match of the season …  The result is as gratifying as it was unexpected.  We understand that this is the first time that the Champions have ever been defeated.  … it was generally conceded that had the game been continued the Champions would have suffered more than they did.  We do not mean to have it inferred that the early termination was owing to any soliciations on the part of the C.’s, on the contrary, the proposition was made by the Vic.’s which was met cordially and in a friendly spirit by the former, thus closing the game. / To judge by the score, it would seem that the game was characterized throughout by poor fielding.  Such was not the case.  It will be remembered that a fly game was played, which is quite different in regard to the score, from a game which is played on the bound. / What recurs more particularly in favor of the Victory boys was the fact that three of the best men were maimed badly--Delavarge having chopped off the end of his thumb a day or so ago, Hegeman having one of his finger nails torn almost entirely off while practising on Tuesday afternoon, and Curtis capping the climax by unhinging his knee and knocking one of his finger jounts out of kilter.  These unfortunate accidents, it may be imagined did not put the Victor's in a much better playing condition, but, we believe, they are very well satisfied with the result. / The members of gthe Champion Club are gentlemen in every sense of the word.  They are deserving of the favorable encomiums which were extended to them by all.  The grounds are almost inaccessible from the Greenbush side, at least we found it to be so.  The foreigners finally emerged upon the grounds, humming, “aint I glad to get out of the wilderness.”  Besides being inaccessible the ground is quite uneven, but this was not a great obstacle as the game was played upon the fly, as we mentioned above. / At the conclusion of the game three rousing cheers were given by each club when an adjournment was effected to the eating saloon of the Hudson River Depot, where the Victory Boys, together with guests from other clubs, were regaled in a princely manner by the ever gentlemanly and hospitable members of the Champion Club, after which the ball was presented on the part of the Champions by Mr. Strever in an exceedingly happy speech, and was replied to by Dr. Hegeman for the Victory in a very handsome speech.  The Clubs finally separated with mutual good wishes for each other. / We cannot refrain from speaking of the gentlemanly conduct of Conductor Way of the T. & B. R. R. in delaying the train a few moments for the Vics., he has the hearty thanks of the Club.”)

(New York Times: “the first defeat [the Champions] have suffered since their organization”)

(Troy Daily Whig (6): “the Albany Express says:-- ‘The Champions were deficient in two of  their first nine during the first three innings, and played by substitutes.  It will be seen that taking the last four innings apart from the rest, they played up to and beyond their adversaries, but were unfortunate on the first two..  The Champions are delighted with the gentlemanly conduct of the Trojans, and cannot say too much in their praise.  The Champions have challenged the Victory to a return match on Saturday, which they think will not end as badly as this.’ / The Albany Times says:-- ‘We are confident that if the full nine innings could have been played, the Champions would have come out ahead.  The Victory Boys are good fellows and it is a pleasure for any club to play with them; and in addition they have proved themselves good base ball players.  At the close of the game the Captain of the Champions asked for a return match which was granted, and will probably be played next Saturday.’ “)

(New York Clipper: “the latter won by 3 tallies”)

(Troy Daily Whig (8): The return match between the Victory Club and the Champion, of Albany will not come off this season.  The Troy Club have three of their members partially disabled, and unable to do themselves or the Club justice.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7795 (20 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7798 (24 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(3) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7800 (26 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(4) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7801 (27 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 2

(5) “Sporting Items: Match Game of Base Ball,” New York Times, vol. 9, no. 2528 (27 Oct 1859), p. 4, cols. 5-6

(6) “Local Matters: The Base Ball Match,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7802 (28 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(7) “Champion vs. Victory,” New York Clipper, [?] Oct 1859

(8) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7805 (1 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 2

 

28 Oct, 1859

(Fri)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior grounds

Rear Guard 1 (West Troy) 39

Excelsior 2 (West Troy) 29

(return game - 8 innings, owing to the darkness)

(Troy Daily Whig: The Excelsior second nine included “four substitutes from the first nine.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball at West Troy,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7804 (31 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: First Nine of the Rear Guards and Second Nine of the Excelsior,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 10 (12 Nov 1859), p. 148, col. 1

2 Nov, 1859

(Wed)

 

National (Lansingburgh) 56

Priam (Troy) 45

(return game)

(Troy Daily Whig (3): “The result was due to the unprecedented score made by them [the Nationals] in the 8th innings—23.  …  The conduct of the Lansingburgh Club was not what it should have been.  They were very noisy and vociferous, and when their Captain was appealed to they did not desist.  The absence of Mr. Follet, who was unavoidably detained, was a serious loss to the Priams.—Another, and deciding game, will probably be played in a few days.”)

(Troy Daily Whig (4): “After the last base-ball match between the Priam Club of this city and the National Club of Lansingburgh, the latter published a card in which they said:--‘If the members of the Priam club are dissatisfied with the result, why, let them send along a challenge and we will show the same thing over again.’  Last week the Priams did send along a challenge for a friendly game to take place yesterday; but the Lansingburghers did not see fit to accept it according to their card—alleging as a reason the absence of one of their players.  The are to play no [more?] matches this season.”)

(Troy Daily Whig (5): “The National Club of Lansingburgh and the Priam of this city will play a game of base ball at Wier’s Course to-day.”)

(Troy Daily Whig (6): “The proposed base ball match between the Priam Club of this city and the National of Lansingburgh did not come off as announced yesterday afternoon.  The Lansingburghers claimed that they had not had sufficient notice, and declined to ‘come to time.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7794 (19 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 5 [date = 21 Oct)

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7805 (1 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 2

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7807 (3 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 2

(4) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7813 (10 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(5) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7818 (16 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 5

(6) “Local Matters: Did not come off,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7819 (17 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 3

 

24 Nov, 1859

(Thu)

(Thanks-giving)

Troy, N.Y.

Victory grounds opposite Wier’s Course

First Nine 47

Second Nine 19

(Victory Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Troy Daily Whig (1): “The first nine will give the juniors ten runs to start with, and we think it will be a close thing.  The losers are to get up an oyster supper for the benefit of the victors.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “… the former [First Nine] giving the latter [Second Nine] 10 on the score.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Last Match of the Season,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7821 (19 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7825 (24 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7827 (28 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Victory Club, of Troy,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 14 (10 Dec 1859), p. 214, col. 2

1860

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

19 May, 1860

(Sat)

Schenectady, N.Y.

Mohawk (Schenectady) 31

Union (Upper Canada) 22

(1) “Base Ball in Schenectady—Mohawk vs. Union,” New York Clipper, [?] May 1860

24 May, 1860

(Thu)

Albany, N.Y.?

First Nine 24

Second Nine 11

(Champion Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “At the close of the seventh innings, the game was interrupted by a rain storm, which proved to be of short duration, the club finishing the game after an intermission of about twenty minutes.  A large number of spectators were present.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Albany—Champion Club,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 14 (9 Jun 1860), p. 214, col. 3

24 May, 1860

(Thu)

Victory grounds on Wier’s Course

First Nine 50

Second Nine 15 (+ odds of 15)

(Victory Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Troy Daily Whig: “The excellent fielding of both nines was much admired by the large body of spectators.—But the tremendous batting of the first nine was particularly applauded.  The heavy score is attributable to this fact, as the second nine were not wanting in fielding but were particularly so in batting.  We understand that a return match will be played in a few days.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7974 (19 May 1860), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7980 (25 May 1860), p. 3, col. 4

?, 1860

?

First Nine 61

Second Nine 12

(Beaverwyck Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “… the first nine giving their competitors the odds of five men out, instead of the usual number, three.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Albany—Champion Club,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 14 (9 Jun 1860), p. 214, col. 3

1 Jun, 1860

(Fri)

Whitehall, N.Y.

Union grounds

Victory (Troy) 54

Union (Whitehall) 10

(Troy Daily Whig (1): “The Trojans … with a number of spectators, will go up on Thursday evening …  Whitehall is confident and Troy sure.”)

(Troy Daily Whig (2): “The Vic’s met with a splendid reception at the hands of the Union boys.  The Victory boys arrived home last evening at 8:30, in high spirits at the result of the match …”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7984 (30 May 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7987 (2 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Victory, of Troy, vs. Union, of Whitehall,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 16 (16 Jun 1860), p. 244, col. 3

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Victory, of Troy, vs. Union, of Whitehall,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 15 (16 Jun 1860), p. 228, col. 3  [date = Fri, 2 Jun]

13 Jun, 1860

(Wed)

Wier’s Course

Benedicts 39

Bachelors 9

(Priam Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Troy Daily Whig (1): “Spectators will find good accommodations.”)

(Troy Daily Whig (3): “a match, which was quite well attended.  …  The married men feel quite proud of their victory, and the ‘boys’ are all on the look-out for help-mates.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7991 (7 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Local Matters: The Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 7992 (8 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8000 (18 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 3

14 Jun, 1860

(Thu)

?

First Nine 29

Second Nine 19

(Victory Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Troy Daily Whig: “Each side contained a number of substitutes, and the result cannot be considered a test of the respective strength of the sides.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8000 (18 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 3

16 Jun, 1860

(Sat)

Albany, N.Y.

Young Champions 57

Young Champions 41

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “A game between the above-named aspirants for the championship of the light weights, came off at Albany, on the 16 th instant.  Each of these clubs are called the “Young Champions,” and this game was to decide ‘who was who’.”)

 

(1) “Out Door Sports: Base Ball: Young Champions vs. Young Champions,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 18 (26 Jun 1860), p. 276, col. 3 & p. 277, col. 1

16 Jun, 1860

(Sat)

Schenectady, N.Y.

Union (junior class in Union College) 46

Mohawk (Schenectady) 28

(base ball)

(1) “Mohawk vs. Union,” New York Clipper, [?] Jun 1860

18 Jun, 1860

(Mon)

[West Troy, N.Y.?]

Excelsior grounds

Single 65

Married 35

(Excelsior Base Ball Club [West Troy] intra-club game

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8003 (21 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 5

21 Jun, 1860

(Thu)

?

National (Lansingburgh) 46

Union (Waterford) 11

(1) “Lansingburgh and Vicinity,” Lansingburgh Gazette, new series, vol. 27, no. 34 (26 Jun 1860), p. 2, col. 6

22 Jun, 1860

(Fri)

[West Troy, N.Y.?]

Excelsior grounds

Alert (West Troy) 25

Alert (Troy) 23

(Troy Daily Whig (3): “The Alert Base-ball Club of this city covered themselves with glory in their match on Friday with the West Troy Club, composed of lads much older and larger than themselves.  Their play is said to have been so excellent that it would have done honor to the old heads of the Victory Club, and although the Alerts were beaten by two runs, they are entitled to all the honors of victory.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8003 (21 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Well Played,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8006 (25 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 3

25 Jun, 1860

(Mon)

Schenectady, N.Y.

Mohawk grounds

Mohawk (Schenectady) 40

Beaverwyck (Albany) 20

(1) “Beaverwyck vs. Mohawk,” New York Clipper, vol. 8, no. 12 (7 Jul 1860), p. 92, col. [xx]

26 Jun, 1860

(Tue)

(post-poned from 21 Jun “in cose-quence of the rain”)

Wier’s Course

Priam 1 (Troy) 31

Victory 2 (Troy) 13

(Troy Daily Whig (3): “A match game (purporting to be of Base Ball …  The result might have been avoided, had the Victory boys played with anything like their accustomed ability.  We will not say that willfulness had anything to do with the game, but it seemed to be decidedly so. / During the first five innings the play was very sharp, and the result was clothed in much doubt.; but when the Priams went in on the sixth innings, and made seven runs, and again in the seventh made eight runs, then it was apparent to all that the Victorys would be obliged to reverse their belts.  The fielding on the part of the Victorys during those two innings was decidedly ‘butter’—the degree of ‘muffin’ seems to be too good to applied. / The fielding of the Priam Club was almost worthy of a first-class club.  We never saw them do better. / On the return match, it is to be hoped that the Victory boys will sustain their second nine reputation more fully than they did this time. / There was a very large party of spectators and we were glad to see that everything was conducted in an orderly manner. / … the Victory alias Vic-tim second nine got roughly handled.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8003 (21 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 5 [date = 21 Jun]

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8008 (27 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

29 Jun, 1860

(Fri)

Green Island, N.Y.

Wide Awake grounds

Victory 2 (Troy) 59

Wide Awake 1 (Green Island) 24

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8011 (30 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

30 Jun, 1860

(Sat)

Victory grounds at Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy) 42

Albany (Albany) 13

(Troy Daily Whig (2): “The long talked of match … / During the morning considerable apprehension was felt that the grounds would be too wet, in consequence of the soaking rain which fell the day before, but these fears proved to be without foundation, as the players arrived upon the field. / The Clerk of the Weather is entitled to a vote of thanks from all concerned in the matter, for the beautiful day which was tendered for their use.—Neither too hot nor too cold, with a fine breeze stirring, though not so strong as to incommode the players, and the players and the spectators enjoyed themselves exceedingly.  The attendance of spectators was very large—numbering between four or five hundred. / A policeman was on hand to preserve order, but his presence was scarcely needed, as the spectators seemed to owe it to themselves as well as to the players, to preserve the strictest decorum. / The fielding of the Victorys was superb—but their batting was a little the tallest thing ever seen around these parts, in the way of ball-playing—We surmise that if they play this week against the New Yorkers, as they did Saturday against the Albanians, some players,--not of this city, will get the worst of the bargain. / The Albanians are not bad players by any means.  Their fielding was excellent, with a few exceptions, their batting is not so effective as that of the Victorys, though this part of the game was well played.  The Albany boys are gentleman in every sense of the word, and we speak from authority when we say that the Victory boys want no more gentlemanly opponents to play against than the members of the Albany Base Ball Club. / Immediately after the match the presentation ceremonies took place when the Clubs adjourned to Weir’s Hotel, where refreshments were served. / We noticed that there were present delegations from the Champion, Beaverwycks, Tivoli and other clubs from Albany, Excelsior and Alert from West Troy, Union of Waterford, Van Guard of Cohoes, National of Lansingburgh, and several other clubs of this city.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8012 (2 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

30 Jun, 1860

(Sat)

Albany, N.Y.

Roanoke Jr. 29

Young Champion Jr. 25

(1) “Base Ball in Albany,” New York Clipper, [?] Jul 1860

2 Jul, 1860

(Mon)

Albany, N.Y.

Champion grounds at Washington Square [Porter’s Spirit of the Times (1)]

 

or

 

Washington Parade Ground

Excelsior (Brooklyn) 24

Champion (Albany) 6

(part of the Excelsior tour)

(Atlas and Argus: “That it will be a game worth witnessing there is no doubt, for the excellence of the two Clubs guarantees that.  Ladies are invited and especial arrangements will be made for their comfort.”)

(Troy Daily Whig: “The Excelsior Club of Brooklyn, who have pretty well reduced base ball to a science, and who pay their pitcher $500 a year, are making a crusade through the provinces for the purpose of winning laurels, or losing them, with the different clubs on the way.  Yesterday afternoon they vanquished the Champion Club of Albany, and as the Victory Club, of this city, are to contest with them to-day, an immense delegation of Trojans went down to see the match.  The Brooklynites proved good batters, capital catchers, and their pitching was terrific.  … / The general impression among the Victory boys was that if they did not beat the strangers this afternoon, they would give them harder treatment than they experienced at the hands of the Champions.”

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: [lengthy account reprinted “from an Albany journal.”])

(New York Clipper: “It was a fly game.”)

(Peverelly: “Saturday, June 30, 1860, the Excelsior Nine and others left for Albany.  They were received by a delegation from the Champion Club of Albany, and registered at Stanwix Hall.  …  After the game the Champions entertained their guests at the Merchant’s Hotel.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 18 (26 Jun 1860), p. 276, col. 3

(2) “Local Affairs, etc.: The Base Ball Match,” Atlas and Argus, vol. 35, no. 10,720 (2 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 1

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8013 (3 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Excelsior Base Ball Club,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 20 (10 Jul 1860), p. 308, col. 3

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Excursion of a Brooklyn Club,” New York Times, vol. 9, no. 2749 (13 Jul 1860), p. 8, col. 4

(6) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Excelsior Base Ball Club of Brooklyn vs. Champion of Albany,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 19 (14 Jul 1860), p. 298, col. 3

(7) “Excelsior vs. Champion,” New York Clipper, [?] July 1860

(8) Peverelly, p. 57

(9) Wright, p. 44

3 Jul, 1860

(Tue)

Troy, N.Y.

Victory grounds at Wier’s Course

Excelsior (Brooklyn) 13

Victory (Troy) 7

(part of the Excelsior tour)

(Troy Daily Whig (1): “The Victory Club of this city have on the tapis no less than seven matches, to take place during the coming Summer.  They expect to have a dusty time with the Excelsiors of Brooklyn, early next July.”)

(Troy Daily Whig (5): “The prominent local event of yesterday …  Although our Troy Club lost the match, they played a most splendid game, especially toward the close, when they fairly distanced their opponents, but were unable to overcome the majority gained by the Brooklynites before the Trojan heroes had fairly girded on their armor. / The match was played under the eyes of quite one thousand spectators—many of them ladies, and much enthusiasm was manifested.  The score, 13 to 7, is a very fine one, and as in base ball low figures represent good play, this may well be called a first class match.  The fielding of the Victorys was fully equal to that of the Excelsiors; but the skillful pitching of the latter club, resulting in the balls flying into the air and being caught, had most telling effect.  …/ The Excelsiors wore a pretty uniform—blue caps, white merino shirts, trimmed with blue, white belts, blue pants and white shoes.  Their play was much better than at Albany on Monday, and they admitted that had they played no better yesterday than on the former occasion they would have lost the match.  Their pitcher does not receive $500 a year, but he is a splendid player. / On the part of the Victory Club, their best players seemed to have the poorest luck; but all played well, and the compliments bestowed by their opponents were numerous and hearty. / After the match the Victory Club with their guests, partook of a supper at the Troy House.—Speeches were made, songs were sung, and the best of feeling prevailed.  Dr. Hegeman, on behalf of the Victory, presented the Excelsior Club with a ball and also a regulation bat, suitably inscribed.  Dr. Jones responded very handsomely.  The strangers then left for Albany, and will be at Niagara to-day.”)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “A numerous assemblage of the citizens of Troy, including many ladies, were spectators of the pastime.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The Excelsiors, one of the best playing base ball clubs in the vicinity of Gotham, are now ‘making calls’ upon a few of their base ball brethren throughout the States.  We may be mistaken in our opinion, but we will go one Brown’s best ‘tiles’ that the Excelsiors win every ball they play for while on tour.”)

(Peverelly: “The Excelsiors were received by Dr. Hegeman, Robert Green, and others.  …  After the game the Excelsiors were well entertained at the ‘Troy House.’ “)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8003 (21 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8012 (2 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(4) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8013 (3 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(5) “Local Matters: Exciting Base Ball Match,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8014 (4 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(6) “New York Items,” Atlas and Argus, vol. 35, no. 10,722 (4 Jul 1860), p. 2, col. 6

(7) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Excelsior of Brooklyn vs. Victory of Troy,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 20 (10 Jul 1860), p. 308, col. 3

(8) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Excursion of a Brooklyn Club,” New York Times, vol. 9, no. 2749 (13 Jul 1860), p. 8, col. 4

(9) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Excelsior Base Ball Club of Brooklyn vs. Champion of Albany,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 19 (14 Jul 1860), p. 298, col. 3

(10) Peverelly, p. 57

(11) Wright, p. 44

4 Jul, 1860

(Wed)

Albany?

Albany grounds ay Washington Square

Champion (NY)

Champion (Albany)

(scheduled fly game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 17 (23 Jun 1860), p. 260, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 18 (26 Jun 1860), p. 276, col. 3

4 Jul, 1860

(Wed)

Troy, N.Y.

Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy) 45

Champion (Yorkville) 26

(7 innings)

(Troy Daily Whig (4): The Victorys’ “playing was not as fine as on the previous day with the Excelsiors of Brooklyn.  The Yorkville boys did quite well, but neither side put forth its usual spirit.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8012 (2 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Exciting Base Ball Match,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8014 (4 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(4) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8015 (6 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 6

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Victory of Troy vs. Champion of Yorkville,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 20 (10 Jul 1860), p. 309, col. 2

(6) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Victory of Troy vs. Champion of Yorkville,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 19 (14 Jul 1860), p. 299, col. 1

6 Jul, 1860

(Fri)

Albany, N.Y.

“On the Island”

Beaverwyck (Albany) 32

Mohawk (Schenectady) 19

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Beaverwyck vs. Mohawk,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 21 (28 Jul 1860), p. 331, col. 3

9 Jul, 1860

(Mon)

Albany grounds

Albany (Albany) 31

Excelsior (West Troy) 28

(8 innings)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8020 (12 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Albany vs. Excelsior,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 21 (17 Jul 1860), p. 325, col. 3

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Albany vs. Excelsior,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 21 (28 Jul 1860), p. 331, col. 3

10 Jul, 1860

(Tue)

Champion grounds

Victory (Troy) 21

Champion (Albany) 14

(first game of home-and-home match)

(fly game)

(Troy Daily Whig (2): “Victory perched on the banners of the Troy boys, and they won the game by only a few runs.  The play was very good on both sides, and at first it was thought the Albanians would win.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball Match,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8019 (11 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Victory of Troy vs. Champion of Albany,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 21 (17 Jul 1860), p. 325, col. 3

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Victory of Troy vs. Champion of Albany,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 21 (28 Jul 1860), p. 331, col. 2

11 or 12 Jul, 1860

(Thu)

East Albany

Beaverwyck grounds north of the station

 

or

 

Beaverwyck grounds at Greenbush (Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times)

Victory (Troy) 34

Beaverwyck (Albany) 14

(7 innings)

(Troy Daily Whig (3): “The Trojans either contemplated an easy victory or did not get warmed up, for at one time the Albanians were four runs ahead, with every prospect of winning the game, from the loose fielding of their opponents, but on the third innings the Victory commenced to play in their usual style and with all their old force, so that at the end of seven innings, as they were twenty runs ahead, and the hour was getting  late, the Beaverwycks gave up the game. / The latter are fair players, and evidently thorough gentlemen—not indulging in a word or action on the field that would be out of place were ladies present.  We are very sorry that this is more than can be said of some of the Victorys and Trojan outsiders.  The coarse expressions emanating from the southerly part of the field yesterday, could not have raised the reputation of our young men in the eyes of strangers.  We only hope in future that the demeanor of the Victory Club may do them as much honor as their skill when on duty. / There were many spectators present yesterday, including a number of Trojans.—A high wind interfered with the excellence of the score.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The Beaverwycks gave up the game at the conclusion of the 7th innings.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8012 (2 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball Match,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8020 (12 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Beaverwyck of Albany vs. Victory of Troy,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 22 (24 Jul 1860), p. 341, col. 2 [date = Wed, 12 Jul]

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Beaverwyck of Albany vs. Victory of Troy,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 22 (4 Aug 1860), p. 347, col. 2 [date = Wed, 12 Jul]

13 Jul, 1860

(Fri)

?

Alert (Troy)

Alert (West Troy)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: [untitled paragraph],” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8021 (13 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

Prior to

17 Jul, 1860

?

National 2 (Lansingburgh) 23

Mount Zion 2 (Brooklyn) 17

(1) “Lansingburgh and Vicinity: Base Ball Match,” Lansingburgh Gazette, new series, vol. 27, no. 37 (17 Jul 1860), p. 2, col. 7

Prior to

17 Jul, 1860

The Island

Beaverwyck 32

Mohawk (Schenectady) 19

(return game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “In the fifth inning {Beaverwyck catcher] Olcott caught a fly ball on short stop, and sending it quickly to the 2nd base, and by Holbrock [NOTE: Holbrook in lineup] to 1st, caught Howe and Brooks of the Mohawks napping, they having left their bases in expectation of his missing the catch, and thus put out 3 men on one ball.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Beaverwyck vs. Mohawk of Schenectady,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 21 (17 Jul 1860), p. 325, col. 3

23 Jul, 1860

(Mon)

Alert grounds at Wier’s Course

Alert (Troy) 21

Roanoke (Albany) 7

(Troy Daily Whig: “The Troy boys were pitted against competitors older and larger than themselves, but they achieved a signal victory.  If the Alerts will but continue their practice and act together, they will have a strong club that will reflect credit on the “muscle” of our city.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8030 (24 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Alert vs. Roanoke,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 23 (31 Jul 1860), p. 365, col. 1

(3) “Alert vs. Roanoke,” New York Clipper, [?] July 1860

24 Jul, 1860

(Tue)

Weir’s Course

Victory (Troy) 38

Union (Whitehall) 9

(return game - 8 innings)

(Troy Daily Whig: “The fielding and batting on the part of the Whitehall Club, was superior to that displayed by them on the occasion of a former match on their own grounds, and was very creditable, but the Victorys had also improved and the result of the game was not very different from that of the former contest.  …  At the conclusion of the match Mr. Bascom presented the ball and Dr. Hegeman accepted it.  The Whitehallers went home in very good spirits, and their opponents pay a high tribute to their skills and gentlemanly qualities.  It must be remembered that the Victorys are rather of the invincible order.—They are without doubt the strongest club out of the Metropolis.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8031 (25 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

27 Jul, 1860

(Fri)

Victory grounds

Victory 2 (Troy) 30

Excelsior 2 (West Troy) 28

(Troy Daily Whig: “The result was in doubt for some time.  The West Trojans were ahead for a good while, but the Victorys caught up and won by their spirited play in the last innings.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8034 (28 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

1 Aug, 1860

(Wed)

Chatham Four Corners, N.Y.

Single Men 18

Married Men 17

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times (2): “The married men excelled in batting, but the ‘boys’ made up for this in their beautiful fielding.  The club has only been in existence since the 1 st of June, but they have already attained such proficiency as to be ranked among the first.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Chatham—Married vs. Single,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 23 (11 Aug 1860), p. 363, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Married vs. Single of the Chatham Base Ball Club,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 23 (11 Aug 1860), p. 363, col. 2

2 Aug, 1860

(Thu)

Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy) 42

Excelsior (West Troy) 13

(Troy Daily Whig (3): “The play of the Victory’s was quite up to the usual standard, and the Excelsior’s did quite well.  They are a club of thorough gentlemen, and deserve much credit for their proficiency in the game.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8036 (31 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8039 (3 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

7 Aug, 1860

(Tue)

Albany, N.Y.

Champion grounds

Victory 2 (Troy) 36

Champion 2 (Albany) 27

(5 innings)

(Troy Daily Whig: “The size of the score can only be attributed to the warm weather. / It will be observed that the Champion played one more inning than the Victory.”)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The game was, we understand, characterized by a style of playing which ought to be frowned down by every lover of and participator in, the game of base ball, viz., tricky playing—waiting for a runner to get in before striking, and similar small advantages.  As a consequence, the five innings consumed four hours and fifteen minutes of time—from 3 o’clock until 7 ¼.  Such style of burlesque ball playing is not indulged in or countenanced by any clubs in New York or Brooklyn; and we hope that all base ball organizations, wherever they may be located, who desire the prosperity of the game, will promply [sic] put a veto on all such spurious ball playing.  Blackball the ‘waiting game.’ “)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8044 (9 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Victory of Troy vs. Champion of Albany,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 25 (14 Aug 1860), p. 388, col. 3 & p. 389, col. 1 [Champion = 26 runs]

8 Aug, 1860

(Wed)

Chatham Four Corners

National (Lansingburgh, N.Y.) 37

Pittsfield (Pittsfield, Mass.) 19

(1) “Lansingburgh and Vicinity,” Lansingburgh Gazette, new series, vol. 27, no. 41 (14 Aug 1860), p. 2, col. 6

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Pioneer vs. Ontario,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 26 (21 Aug 1860), p. 405, col. 3

10 or 13 Aug, 1860

(Mon)

West Troy, N.Y.?

Excelsior grounds

Excelsior Base Ball Club (West Troy) 56

Watervliet Cricket Club 8

(Troy Daily Whig & Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “A return match of cricket is to be played between the two above mentioned clubs within a few weeks.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8046 (11 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball at Troy,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 26 (21 Aug 1860), p. 405, col. 2 [“within a few days’]

16 Aug, 1860

(Thu)

Bennington

Wide Awake (Green Island) 47

Star (Troy?) 21

(Troy Daily Whig: “the Star, a new and rising club”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8051 (17 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 6

24 Aug, 1860

(Fri)

Wide Awake grounds

Wide Awake (Green Island) 43

Zouave (Troy) 19

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8058 (25 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

24 Aug, 1860

(Fri)

Troy, N.Y.

Champion (Albany) 24

Priam (Troy) 12

(6 innings, due to rain)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times & Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: The game “was marked by the most gentlemanly conduct on both sides and fair, open playing. / In the fourth innings Mr. Tappan of the Priam injured his ancle [sic], and Mr. Shephard took his place.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Champion of Albany vs. Priam of Troy,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 9, no. 2 (4 Sep 1860), p. 437, col. 1

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Champion of Albany vs. Priam of Troy,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 1 (8 Sep 1860), p. 4, col. 3

25 Aug, 1860

(Sat)

?

Eureka (Port Schuyler) 26

Excelsior 2 (West Troy) 18

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8059 (27 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 3

28 Aug, 1860

(Tue)

Chatham grounds

Victory (Troy) 79

Chatham 11

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8062 (30 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

28 Aug, 1860

(Tue)

?

Champion 2 (Albany) 16

Capitol City 1 (Albany) 14

(fly game – 6 innings)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The latter [Capitol City] is a new club, which eventually be one of our strongest.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Albany—Champion vs. Capitol City,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 3 (22 Sep 1860), p. 43, col. 2

30 Aug, 1860

(Thu)

Troy, N.Y.

Former Victory grounds

Star (Albany) 36

Alert (Troy) 14

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8061 (29 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8063 (31 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Base Ball at Troy, N.Y.,” New York Clipper, [?] Sep 1860

30 Aug, 1860

(Thu)

Batestown

National (Lansingburgh) 45

Joe Leggett (Cohoes) 17

(6 innings)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8064 (1 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 6

(2) “Lansingburgh and Vicinity,” Lansingburgh Gazette, new series, vol. 27, no. 44 (4 Sep 1860), p. 2, col. 6

31 Aug, 1860

(Fri)

West Troy, N.Y.

Champion (Albany) 20

Excelsior (West Troy) 19

(fly game)

(Troy Daily Whig: “The Champion Club, of Albany, says the Statesman, played the Excelsior Club of West Troy on Friday, and, contrary to our expectations, ‘had a hard row to hoe.’  The Excelsiors played finely, while the batting of the Champions was far below their usual standard, and the consequence was a closely contested and exciting game.  The Excelsior Club have made several alterations in their nine, which have vastly improved it.  … A large number of spectators were present, including a great many ladies.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8065 (3 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Excelsior vs. Champion,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 3 (22 Sep 1860), p. 43, col. 2

30 Aug, 1860

(Thu)

Pioneer grounds

Empire

Pioneer

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8061 (29 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 3

1 Sep, 1860

(Sat)

?

Excelsior 2 (West Troy) 42

Trojan 20

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8065 (3 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

1 Sep, 1860

(Sat)

?

Zouave 2 (Troy) 69

Mohawk 2 (Green Island) 33

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8066 (4 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

5 Sep, 1860

(Wed)

Albany, N.Y.

Champion 2 (Albany) 41

Capitol City 1 (Albany) 19

(return game)

(6 innings, due to darkness)

(1) “Base Ball in Albany,” New York Clipper, [?] Sep 1860

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Champion vs. Capitol City,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 3 (22 Sep 1860), p. 44, col. 1

6 Sep, 1860

(Thu)

?

Victory 2 (Troy) 45

Star 1 (South Troy) 6

(7 innings)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8069 (7 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

7 Sep, 1860

(Fri)

?

Zouave (Troy) 35

Alert (Troy) 26

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8070 (8 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

7 Sep, 1860

(Fri)

Excelsior grounds

Wide Awake (Green Island)

Excelsior 2 (West Troy)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8058 (25 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

14 Sep, 1860

(Fri)

Schenectady, N.Y.

Mohawk grounds

Mohawk (Schenectady) 37

Excelsior (West Troy) 33

(1) “Excelsior vs. Mohawk,” New York Clipper, [?] Sep 1860

15 Sep, 1860

(Sat)

?

Alert 2 (Troy) 37

Empire 1 (?) 27

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8079 (19 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 3

15 Sep, 1860

(Sat)

Albany Parade Ground

Alert (Troy)

Roanoke (Albany)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8076 (15 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

18 Sep, 1860

(Tue)

North Adams, Mass.

Victory (Troy, N.Y.) 67

North Adams (North Adams, Mass.) 18

(8 innings – “fly” game)

(Troy Daily Whig: “The Victory Base Ball Club of this city take a trip to North Adams to-day to play a friendly game of ball with the North Adams Club.  They will take the 8 A. M. train.  Some very fine play by these two clubs is anticipated.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8078 (18 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8079 (19 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Victory of Troy vs. North Adams of Massachusetts,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 9, no. 6 (2 Oct 1860), p. 85, col. 1

19 Sep, 1860

(Wed)

Victory grounds

Victory 2 (Troy) 58

Wide Awake (Green Island) 11

(Troy Daily Whig: “The ‘Vics’ played with their usual luck, while the Wide Awakes luck seemed to have deserted them.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8082 (22 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

20 Sep, 1860

(Thu)

Albany, N.Y.

Champion (Albany) 27

National (Lansingburgh) 15

(6 innings – “fly” game)

(Troy Daily Whig: “the National Club of Lansingburgh, a crack club …  The playing was fine on both sides, but the batting of the Champions was by far the best, some tall hitting being done by them.  It was a very interesting game, and but for the unruly crowd of roughs, from Lansingburgh, that came to back their favorite club, it would have been a very pleasant time.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8083 (24 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Champion of Albany vs. National of Lansingburgh,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 9, no. 6 (2 Oct 1860), p. 85, col. 2

22 Sep, 1860

(Sat)

?

Star 27 or 28

Zouave 24 or 25

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8084 (25 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

22 Sep, 1860

(Sat)

Schenectady, N.Y.

Knickerbocker (Albany) 32

Mohawk (Schenectady) 23

(1) Peverelly, p. 86

24 Sep, 1860

(Mon)

?

Putnam (Troy) 33

Ever Ready 2 (Green Island) 26

(1) “Local Matters: A Match Game,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8085 (26 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

27 Sep, 1860

(Thu)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior grounds

Victory (Troy) 13

Excelsior (West Troy) 7

(return game)

(Troy Daily Whig (2): “The playing of both sides was excellent, there being no less than five blind innings on both sides.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8086 (27 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8087 (28 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

28 Sep, 1860

(Fri)

Star grounds

Wide Awake 2 (Green Island) 31

Star 2 (Troy) 27

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8088 (29 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

28 Sep, 1860

(Fri)

Troy, N.Y.

Knickerbocker (Albany) 28

Priam (Troy) 24

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8089 (1 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) Peverelly, p. 86 [Knickerbocker opponent = Preams]

29 Sep, 1860

(Sat)

?

Empire (Troy) 45

Hudson (West Troy) 15

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8090 (2 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 5

29 Sep, 1860

(Sat)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior grounds

Eagle 47

Watervliet 23

(return game)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8091 (3 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

3 Oct, 1860 or

earlier

Red Hook, N.Y.

Alert (Red Hook) 26

Active (Barrytown) 5

(1) E. S. Curtis (Secretary of the Alerts), “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball at Red Hook, N.Y.,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 9, no. 7 (9 Oct 1860), p. 101, cols. 1-2  [letter dated 3 Oct 1860]

4 Oct, 1860

(Thu)

Eureka grounds

Watervliet (West Troy)

Union (West Troy)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8091 (3 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

4 Oct, 1860

(Thu)

Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy)

Natiomal (Lansingburgh)

(scheduled match canceled)

(Troy Daily Whig (2):  “the match game … did not take place.—It would not have come off, even had the weather been fine.  The National had expressed a vague desire to play the Victories, but when it came to the scratch they made up as our excuse that their club was broken up.

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8091 (3 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8093 (5 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

5 Oct, 1860

(Fri)

Victory grounds

Victory (Troy) 52

Champion (Albany) 21

(home-and-home game)

(Troy Daily Whig (3): “This being the ‘Home and Home” match, a great deal of interest was felt in the Base Ball community. / …  The playing on both sides was very fine,--the Fourth being a blind inning on both sides.  Nothing of particular interest transpired until the 8th inning, when Delavarge took the bat, with a man on each base, and knocked the ball over both fences, making a home run, and bringing in three others.”)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The batting of the Victory nine was of the most powerful character, much too heavy for the size of their field.  The fielders of the Champion nine had little to do beyond climbing fences and sending in the ball as quickly as possible, but every ball that was come at-able was well held.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The return match …  The batting of the Victory nine was of the most powerful character, much too heavy for the size of their field.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8091 (3 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8093 (5 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8094 (6 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Troy, N.Y.,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 9, no. 8 (16 Oct 1860), p. 117, col. 3

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base ball in Troy, New York,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 7 (20 Oct 1860), p. 100, col. 2

5 Oct, 1860

(Fri)

?

Alert (Troy?) 40

Zouave (Troy?) 24

(1) “Local Matters: [untitled paragraph],” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8094 (6 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

5 Oct, 1860

(Fri)

Union grounds

Wide Awake (Green Island) 32

Union (Waterford) 25

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8095 (8 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

6 Oct, 1860

(Sat)

?

Eagle (West Troy) 29

Alert (Troy) 26

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8096 (9 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

6 Oct, 1860

(Sat)

Eureka grounds

Star (Troy) 35

Eureka (West Troy) 30

(return game)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8098 (11 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

8 Oct, 1860

(Mon)

Star grounds

Niagara (Troy)

Clinton (Troy)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8094 (6 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

10 Oct, 1860

(Wed)

Wier’s Course

Married

Single

(scheduled Priam Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8097 (10 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

11 Oct, 1860

(Thu)

Victory grounds

Alert

Active (Lansingburgh)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8098 (11 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

13 Oct, 1860

(Sat)

Star grounds

Niagara 35

Star 19

(Troy Daily Whig (2): “This is only the second game played by the Niagara’s, while the Star’s have previously vanquished every club in town, except the Victory.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8000 [sic: 8100] (13 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8001 [sic: 8101] (15 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

15 Oct, 1860

(Mon)

Greenbush, N.Y.

“On the Flats this side of the Railroad Depot”

Priam (Troy)

Knickerbocker (Albany)

(scheduled return game)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8001 [sic: 8101] (15 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

18 Oct, 1860

(Thu)

?

Victory (Troy) 25

Mohawk (Schenectady) 15

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 [sic: 8105] (19 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

18 Oct, 1860

(Thu)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior (West Troy) 26

Champion 2 (Albany) 13

(7 innings)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 [sic: 8105] (19 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8006 [sic: 8106] (20 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

22 Oct, 1860

(Mon)

Port Schuyler

Trojan grounds

Victory 2 (Troy) 35

Trojan (Port Schuyler) 20

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8007 [sic: 8107] (22 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8009 [sic: 8109] (24 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

23 Oct, 1860

(Tue)

?

Champion (Albany) 42

Excelsior (Troy) 17

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball at Albany,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 9, no. 12 (13 Nov 1860), p. 181, col. 2

27 Oct, 1860

(Sat)

?

Alert 35

Active 24

(home-and-home game – 6 innings)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8014 [sic: 8114] (30 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

27 Oct, 1860

(Sat)

 

Schenectady, N.Y.

Mohawk (Schenectady) 30

Knickerbocker (Albany) 17

(1) Peverelly, p. 86

27 Oct, 1860

(Sat)

?

Gem 39

National (Lansingburgh) 18

(1) “Lansingburgh and Vicinity,” Lansingburgh Gazette, new series, vol. 27, no. 52 (30 Oct 1860), p. 2, col. 5

29 Oct, 1860

(Mon)

Albany, N.Y.

Champion (Albamy) 14

Priam (Troy) 11

(return game – 6 innings)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The Champions won the first and also this match, which leaves them the champions of the cities.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8015 [sic: 8115] (31 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball at Albany,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 9, no. 12 (13 Nov 1860), p. 181, col. 2 [date: 23 Oct]

2 Nov, 1860

(Fri)

[Troy, N.Y.]

Excelsior grounds

Victory 2 (Troy) 18

Excelsior 2 (xxx) 14

(return game)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “It resulted, as did the first trial, in the defeat of the Excelsior Club, thus settling the home and home match in favor of the Victory Club.”

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Victory vs. Excelsior,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 9, no. 13 (20 Nov 1860), p. 197, col. 1

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Troy, N.Y.—Victory vs. Excelsior,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 12 (24 Nov 1860), p. 180, col. 1

16 Nov, 1860

(Fri)

?

Knickerbocker (Troy) 25

Putnam (Troy) 12

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8033 [sic: 8133] (21 Nov 1860), p. 3, col. 3

17 Nov, 1860

(Sat)

?

Active 22

Excelsior 20

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8033 [sic: 8133] (21 Nov 1860), p. 3, col. 3

20 Nov, 1860

(Tue)

Albany, N.Y.

Champion grounds

Knickerbocker (Albany) 22

Champion (Albany) 8

(base ball – 5 innings, due to darkness)

(1) “Knickerbocker vs. Champion,” New York Clipper, [?] Nov 1860

(2) Peverelly, p. 86

1861

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

5 Jul, 1861

(Fri)

Cohoes, N.Y.

Joe Leggett Base Ball Club grounds

Victory (Troy) 16

Joe Leggett  (Cohoes) 14

(New York Clipper: “The Victory club has never been beaten in a match game, except by the Excelsior, of Brooklyn,, and the old Vanguard club, of Cohoes, and in the many matches which they have been successful, no other club has ever made so close a score with them as the following by the Joe Leggett.”)

(1) “Base Ball at Cohoes, N.Y.,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Jul 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

26 Aug, 1861

(Mon)

?

Saratoga 32

Star (Troy) 18

(1) “Saratoga vs. Star, of Troy,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Sep 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

26 Aug, 1861

(Mon)

Albany, N.Y.

Parade Ground

Married 13

Single 12

(New York Clipper: “Eight singles of the Knickerbocker and one of the Champion played against five Knickerbocker and four Champion benedicks, and it was “tight and tight,” all the way through.”)

(1) “Base Ball in Albany,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Sep 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

9 Sep, 1861

(Mon)

Saratoga grounds

Saratoga (Saratoga) 27

Wide Awake (Green Island) 20

(1) “Wide Awake vs. Saratoga,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Sep 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

8 Oct, 1861

?

Victory (Troy) 19

Knickerbocker (Albany) 17

(1) Peverelly, p. 86

Prior to

19 Oct, 1861

?

Victory (Troy) 61

Wide Awake (Green Island) 11

(7 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Victory, of Troy vs. Wide Awake Awake [sic], of Green Island,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 7  (19 Oct 1861), p. 100, col. 2

29 Oct, 1861

?

Knickerbocker (Albany) 38

Knickerbocker (Troy) 18

(1) Peverelly, p. 86

1862

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

14 Jul, 1862

(Mon)

Albany, N.Y.

Knickerbocker (Albany) 74

Victory (Troy) 35

(New York Clipper: “On the return of the Knickerbockers to the parlors of the club, the Captain, Mr. Olcott, presented Mr. A. B. Lathrop with a beautiful base ball cap, in consideration of his having made the best score, prefacing the presentation with a pleasant speech.”)

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

16 Aug, 1862

(Sat)

Saratoga, N.Y.

Saratoga 33

Wide Awake (Green Island) 15

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

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