Games Tab:New York State, Western

From Protoball
Jump to: navigation, search
The Craig B. Waff Games Tabulation
Tabulation.png

Regions
New York State, Western

89 Entries, using 159 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

10 Jul, 1856

(Thu)

Alden, N.Y.

American (Buffalo) 50

Washington (Buffalo?) 37

(New York Clipper: “The young men … had a game at Base Ball … at an excursion to Alden, for an oyster supper, …”)

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

1858

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

24 Apr, 1858

(Sat)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Second Side 29

First Side 26

(Buffalo Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Base-Ball in Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 9 (1 May 1858), p. 133, col. 2

24 Apr, 1858

(Sat)

Buffalo, N.Y.

First Side 91

Second Side 39?

(Buffalo Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(different players than in first game)

(1) “Base-Ball in Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 9 (1 May 1858), p. 133, col. 2

4 May, 1858

(Tue)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Second Side 21

First Side 7

(Buffalo Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) C. E. Felton (Sec.,B.B.B.C.), “Base-Ball: Buffalo Base-Ball Club,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 11 (15 May 1858), p. 164, col. 3

4 May, 1858

(Tue)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Second Side 21

First Side 5

(Buffalo Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(same players as in first game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “Record of regular games, … ‘one out all out,’ best two in three; game twenty-one tallies, flying ball.  …  Our games are ‘the (so-called) old-fashioned base;’ sometimes ‘one out, all out;’ again, ‘one out, one out.’  We have a St. George’s Cricket Club, and two of the toss-ball Base Clubs (Erie and the Niagara).”)

(1) C. E. Felton (Sec.,B.B.B.C.), “Base-Ball: Buffalo Base-Ball Club,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 11 (15 May 1858), p. 164, col. 3

8 May, 1858

(Sat)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Plumley’s side 27

Dole’s side 25

(Buffalo Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 12 (22 May 1858), p. 181, col. 1

8 May, 1858

(Sat)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Dole’s side 43

Plumley’s side 19

(Buffalo Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1)“Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 12 (22 May 1858), p. 181, col. 1

20 May, 1858

(Thu)

Genesee, N.Y.

Pease’s side 59-12-42

McWaine’s side 17-24-20

(Rough and Ready Base Ball Club intra-club games)

(GCH: Herald was published by A. J.  McWain.)

(1) “Local Matters: Rough and Ready Base Ball Club,” The Genesee County Herald, late May 1858 [notice signed by R. B. Pease, Prest. And J. F. Smith, Sec’y] [accessible online at Fulton History Web site)

(1) “Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Genessee,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 13 (29 May 1858), p. 197, col. 1

31 May, 1858

(Mon)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Single 33

Married 26

(Niagara Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “We have but one other club here, who play with the Convention rules, and as they are lately organized, we were obliged to choose an umpire from our own club, but as he was a married man, they could not find fault with him.”)

(1) “Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 15 (12 Jun 1858), p. 229, col. 3

4 Jun, 1858

(Sat)

Batavia, N.Y.

Excelsior 77

Rough and Ready 55

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “By some mistake, no notice has been sent to your valuable paper of the organization of the Excelsior Base-Ball Club of Batavia, …; which will make two clubs well organized and in a flourishing condition, in our village.  The rival club, called the Rough and Ready—of whose excellent playing you have already given notice in your issue of last Saturday—challenged the Excelsior Club to play a match with them, which came off on Saturday last.  Much interest had been manifested throughout the entire week previously, and large handbills had been posted all over the county, notifying the “sporting public” of the friendly contest that would take place.  The match was a subject of much conversation among the friends of the respective clubs during the entire week, and some disputing as to which would be the winners.  It was generally conceded, however, that the Rough and Readys would be victorious, as they had more practice and experience.  The playing commenced at half past four o’clock precisely, amid a large concourse of people congregated on the grounds of the club, to witness the contest.  The excitement and interest manifested on the start  by the spectators, continued without abatement throughout the entire game; in fact, even growing more and more intense until the close; and when each club from time to time exhibited a superior skill in some particular branch of playing, cheer upon cheer would be given by the multitude, stimulating the players to greater exertion.”)

(1) Spectator, “Base-Ball: Base-Ball at Batavia,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 15 (12 Jun 1858), p. 228, col. 3 & p. 229, col. 1

Between

4 & 12 Jun, 1858

Batavia, N.Y.

Batavia Picked Nine 7-9

Invincibles (Byron) 3-6

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “After the [above] match was concluded, twelve picked men from the Town of Byron, in this County, styling themselves the Byron Invincibles, offered to play against twelve of the best men of Batavia, which challenge was accepted, and twelve men were taken from the two clubs (ten from Excelsior and two from the Rough and Ready) to play a game of three innings each; and the Invincibles getting badly beaten, desired to play another game, which resulted again in the defeat of the Invincibles.”)

(1) Spectator, “Base-Ball: Base-Ball at Batavia,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 15 (12 Jun 1858), p. 229, col. 1

18 Jun, 1858

(Fri)

Rochester, N.Y.

Flour City 25

University 8

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times (2): “The prevailing epidemic in this the ‘Flour’ City, at present, appears to be base-ball.  Before this year, such a thing as any kind of out-door game, was scarcely thought of.  In the Spring, the Flour City Club was organized, soon after followed the Live Oak and University Clubs, and then the Geneva Valley, Olympic, Hickory, Havelock, Excelsior, Married Mens’, No. 1, Young America, and I might say others too numerous to mention.  The first match of the season came off on the 18th inst., between the Flour City and University Clubs.  There was considerable feeling evinced about the match, it being the first one, and an immense crowd witnessed the game.  The Flour City boys took the ball, making twenty-five runs to their opponents eight.  Their playing was remarkably fine, considering the short time they had been in practice, and disappointed the spectators, who anticipated a much closer game.  There are several other games on the tapis, and if the lovers of the game continue as they have commenced, we trust that our city will be able to hold its own with the best.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Rochester: University vs. Flour City,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 17 (26 Jun 1858), p. 261, col. 2

(2) V, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 18 (3 Jul 1858), p. 277, col. 3

6 Jul, 1858

(Tue)

Alexander, N.Y.

Batavia players 50

Alexander players 30

(three out to an inning; nine innings on a side)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: Long description of events leading to this “doubleheader.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Batavia--Batavia vs. Alexander,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 21 (24 Jul 1858), p. 325, col. 3

6 Jul, 1858

(Tue)

Alexander, N.Y.

Batavia 27

Alexander 23

(one out, or each man sell himself)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Batavia--Batavia vs. Alexander,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 21 (24 Jul 1858), p. 325, col. 3

5 Aug, 1858

(Thu)

Rochester, N.Y.

Live Oak 24

Flour City 13

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times (1): “The two leading base-ball clubs of our flourishing city contended for the victor’s wreath last Thursday.  The day was, as it were, ordered for the occasion, and the attendance was very large, some three thousand ladies and gentlemen being present.  …  When the two sides had got their respective positions, I assure you it was one of the most pleasing sights ever beheld.  The contrasting uniforms of the two noble clubs was beautiful.  The Live Oaks wore white pants, blue stripe; blue shirt, with the L.O. tastefully worked on the left breast; black belt, and a skull-cap, white body, blue ribs, and front-piece blue.  The Flour City wore blue pants, white stripe; orange shirt, white belt, blue body to their caps, and front-piece white.  It was truly a charming picture.  … Upon the result being announced, the Flour City Club proposed three cheers for the Live Oaks, and in return the victors sent up theee good ones for their opponents.  The contest ended with the best of feeling, and adjourned for refreshments and wrenches.  Though the boys were badly beaten, they have the spirit and strength to make invincibles in this noble, manly out-door exercise.  Previous to the present Summer, an out-door public free entertainment was not thought of, but we boast of having more organizations of the airy exercises than any city of her dimensions west of your quiet little village.  We have nine different clubs of base-ball, four wicket, two cricket, four proposed row-boat clubs, two yacht clubs, &c. &c.  The town is reviving, and I am in hopes to post you on some good accomplishments from some of them.)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times (2): “Some time since, the Live Oak Base-Ball Club, of this city, challenged the Flour City Club to play a match game of ball.  The game was played, and won by the Live Oak, and the ball given them.  Now, the Flour City sends an invitation to play the return match of thhe game now pending, and to be played upon their grounds.  We returned the invitation, stating our objections, and our willingness to accept an unconditional challenge from them.  Did we do right?  We know of no match pending between us.”)

(1) Claude, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball at Rochester: Live Oak vs. Flour City,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 24 (14 Aug 1858), p. 381, col. 1

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

On or before

21 Aug, 1858

Buffalo, N.Y.

Buffalo grounds at Cold Spring

Star 82

Buffalo 81

(3 innings – 15 players on a side)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The Buffalo Club is an old established club, and composed of old and experienced players.; while the Star Club is a club organized this Spring, comprised mostly of young men, although they played very well.”)

(1) Harry, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball at Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 1 (4 Sep 1858), p. 4, col. 3

On or before

21 Aug, 1858

Buffalo, N.Y.

Niagara 26

Erie 17

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “There was a large assemblage congregated to witness the game, a goodly number of whom were ladies.”)

(1) Exercise, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball at Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 1 (4 Sep 1858), p. 4, col. 3

21? Aug, 1858

(Sat)

East Pembroke, N.Y.

Single 52

Married 49

(Union Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) [Batavia, N.Y.] Herald, 14 Oct 1858 [NOT YET SEEN]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball at East Pembroke,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 4, no. 26 (28 Aug 1858), p. 405, col. 1 [reprint of (1)]

27 Aug, 1858

(Fri)

Rochester, N.Y.

Niagara (Buffalo)

Flour City (Rochester)

(scheduled)

(1) Exercise, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball at Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 1 (4 Sep 1858), p. 4, col. 3

3 Sep, 1858

(Fri)

Rochester, N.Y.

Brown’s Square

Niagara (Buffalo) 30

Flour City (Rochester) 20

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “A very exciting match was played … in which the fluorites were knocked into doughnuts.  …  [The game] was followed with cheers from both sides in turn, and the vanquished manifested the right spirit toward the victors, yielding to the “fortunes of war” without grumbling.  The Buffalonians were alike courteous in their bearing, and so all passed off very well.  The progress of the game, from first to last, was watched with intense interest by thousands, … .  The dinner took place at the Osborn House, the Flour City Club, and their Buffalo guests sitting down soon after nine o’clock, and remaining at the tables two hours or more in social and friendly chat, and feasting upon the good things dispensed by the host.  There were a number of guests at the table besides the two clubs.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball at Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 3 (18 Sep 1858), p. 36, col. 3

On or before 13 Sep, 1858

Buffalo, N.Y.

Niagara (Buffalo) 22

Erie 18

(return game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “the Niagara being the winner of both games, the contest between them is closed for the season.”)

(1) Out-Door Sport, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball at Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 4 (25 Sep 1858), p. 52, col. 3  [letter dated 13 Sep]

16 Sep, 1858

(Thu)

Monroe County Fair Grounds

Live Oak 39

Genesee Valley 7

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “At the close of the match, the players, umpire , and scorers were invited by the President of the Society to take tea with the Managers, and aid the Tasting Committee in properly deciding the merits of the articles presented under the head of Domestic Manufacturers, No. 2—such as Bread, Biscuit, Cake, Native Wines, etc.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Live Oak vs. Genesee Valley,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 5 (2 Oct 1858), p. 68, col. 2

2 Oct, 1858

(Sat)

Rochester, N.Y.

University grounds on New Main Street

Lone Star 1 (?) 76

Genesee Valley 2 (?) 22

 

(1) Try, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball at Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 6 (9 Oct 1858), p. 84, col. 3

On or before

9 Oct, 1858

Rochester, N.Y.

Olympic 74

Genesee Valley 20

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “We have just had another match game (rather of a soft one) of base-ball … in which the Genesee Valley’s First Nine were as badly beaten as their Second Nine were last week by the Lone Star, by fifty-four runs. On the fifth inning, Vickery sprained his ankle on the second base, and Biden took his place.  The Genesee Valleys have never won a match game yet, but they have always sent the challenge.”)

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

14 Oct, 1858

(Thu)

Rochester, N.Y.

Brown’s Square

Genesee Valley 2 (?) 37

Collegiate 1 (?) 25

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The Second Nine of the Genesee Valley Club received a challenge from the First Nine of the Collegiate, which was accepted, …”)

(1) Try, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 9 (30 Oct 1858), p. 134, col. 3

23 Oct, 1858

(Thu)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Frontier 34

Erie 29

(return match)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 10 (6 Nov 1858), p. 148, col. 2

23 Oct, 1858

(Sat)

Rochester, N.Y.

Live Oak 35

Olympic 25

(1) J. H. Putnam, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 10 (6 Nov 1858), p. 148, col. 1 (letter dated 25 Oct)

25 Oct, 1858

(Mon)

Rochester, N.Y.

Flour City 2 (?) 41

Live Oak 2 (?) 39

(1) J. H. Putnam, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 10 (6 Nov 1858), p. 148, col. 1 (letter dated 25 Oct)

1 Nov, 1858

(Mon)

Rochester, N.Y.

Genesee Valley 2 (?) 26

Collegiate 1 (?) 23

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: These clubs “played the first game in the match …  The challenge was from the Collegiate to the Valley, best two in three.”)

(1) W. B. B., “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball at Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 5, no. 11 (13 Nov 1858), p. 171, col. 2

1859

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

29 Apr, 1859

(Fri)

Rochester, N.Y.

Washington Jr. 29

Charter Oak Jr. 13

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The first match of the season …  Both are juvenile clubs, and were organized last year.  The Washington held the victor’s wreath last year, and have never been beaten.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Rochester—Washington vs. Charter Oak,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 11 (14 May 1859), p. 164, col. 2

24 May, 1859

(Tue)

Rochester

Flour City 2 (Rochester) 36

Live Oak 2 (Rochester) 27

(return game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: [untitled paragraph],” New York Sunday Mercury, vol. [xx], no. [xx] (29 May 1859), p. 5, col. 4

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 14 (4 Jun 1859), p. 213, col. 3

16 Jun, 1859

(Thu)

Rochester, N.Y.

High St. grounds

Live Oak (Rochester) 26

Olympic (Rochester) 13

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The trial at base-ball … was witnessed by a large number of spectators.  It was the most exciting game of the season.”)

(New York Sunday Mercury: “A match was recently played …, which decided the championship of the Genesee Valley …  The Olympic Club, we understand, is determined to give the Live Oak another trial, having confidence in their ability to conmquer them.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 17 (25 Jun 1859), p. 260, col. 3 [letter dated 17 Jun]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Rochester,” New York Sunday Mercury, vol. [xx], no. [xx] (3 Jul 1859), p. 5, col. 5

Prior to

9 Jul, 1859

Rochester, N.Y.

Lone Star 28

Olympic 12

(8 innings)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The match between these clubs, which was played under disadvantageous circumstances, closed on the eighth evening [sic] …”)

(New York Sunday Mercury: “These Buffalo [sic] clubs had another match recently at Buffalo [sic].”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base-Ball in Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 19 (9 Jul 1859), p. 292, col. 3

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Lone Star vs. Olympic” New York Sunday Mercury, vol. [xx], no. [xx] (10 Jul 1859), p. 7, col. 5

14 Jul, 1859

(Thu)

Rochester, N.Y.

Grounds in the Third Ward

Live Oak 21

Flour City 11

(RU&A: “There was a large crowd upon the ground yesterday, to see the match …”)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “There was an immense crowd … to witness the game ….  A large number of ladies were present.”)

(New York Sunday Mercury: “… these Rochester clubs had another contest, which resulted, as usual, in favor of the Live Oaks, which [makes them?] the conquering club of Western New York.”)

(1) “City Matters: The Match Game of Base Ball,” RU&A, vol. 32, no. 166 (15 Jul 1859), p. 2, col. 3

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 21 (23 Jul 1859), p. 325, col. 3

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Live Oak vs. Flour City,” New York Sunday Mercury, vol. [xx], no. [xx] (24 Jul 1859), p. 5, col. 6

20 Jul, 1859?

(Wed?)

Canadaigua, N.Y.

Team B 41

Team A 37

(Canadaigua Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “City Matters: Base Ball at Canadaigua,” RU&A, vol. 32, no. 171 (21 Jul 1859), p. 2, col. 2

4 Aug, 1859

(Thu)

Lockport, N.Y.

Live Oak (Rochester) 43

Lockport (Lockport) 18

(home-and-home game)

(RU&A: “The game passed off pleasantly, and the party who went from Rochester were politely entertained at Lockport.”)

(1) “City Matters: The Match at Base Ball,” RU&A, vol. 32, no. 184 (5 Aug 1859), p. 2, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball at Lockport,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 25 (20 Aug 1859), p. 389, col. 1

12 Aug, 1859

(Fri)

Rochester, N.Y.

Live Oak (Rochester) 13

Flour City (Rochester) 7

(RU&A: “The attendance of spectators was large, we understand.”)

(1) “City Matters: Base Ball,” RU&A, vol. 32, no. 191 (13 Aug 1859), p. 2, col. 2

13 Aug, 1859

(Sat)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Erie grounds

Niagara (Buffalo) 29

Erie (Buffalo) 9

(7 innings, on account of rain)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “This is the third game these two clubs have played together, all of which have been won by the Niagaras.”)

(1) On-the-Fly, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Buffalo: Match Game between the Erie and Niagara,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 26 (27 Aug 1859), p. 404, col. 3

(2) “Erie vs. Niagara,” New York Clipper, vol. 7, no. 19 (27 Aug 1859), p. 149, col. [xx]

17 Aug, 1859

(Wed)

Rochester, N.Y.

Live Oak (Rochester) 13

Flour City (Rochester) 7

(1) Rochester Advertiser, 18 Aug 1859 (NOT YET SEEN—reprinted in next item)

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball at Rochester—Live Oak vs. Flour City,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 25 (20 Aug 1859), p. 389, col. 1

30 Aug, 1859

(Tue)

Canadaigua, N.Y.

Live Oak (Rochester) (winner “by large odds”)

Canadaigua (Canadaigua) (loser)

(RU&A: “The Repository [Canadaigua newspaper?] says the Live Oaks were invited to come to the village for this match.  The game was a spirited one …./ Friendly greetings were exchanged at the close of the game, and the Repository says an excursion would have been made on the steamer Joseph Wood, had the weather been favorable.”)

(1) “City Matters: Base Ball at Canadaigua,” RU&A, vol. 32, no. 207 (1 Sep 1859), p. 2, col. 2

2 Sep, 1859

(Fri)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Niagara 23

Erie 16

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The return match … drew together a large concourse of people.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball at Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 7, no. 3 (17 Sep 1859), p. 36, col. 3 (letter dated 5 Sep)

5 Sep, 1859

(Mon)

Rochester, N.Y.?

Draper’s Grove

Frontier 24 tallies

North Star 16 tallies

(8 innings, due to darkness)

(RU&A: “Jas. Fuller of the Live Oaks was umpire.”)

(1) “City Matters: Match Game of Base Ball,” RU&A, vol. 32, no. 211 (6 Sep 1859), p. 2, col. 4

22 Sep, 1859

(Thu)

Rochester, N.Y.

Live Oak grounds

Lone Star 8

Live Oak 7

(RU&A (1): “The Live Oaks had held the championship for a long time, and were deemed invincible.  The Lone Stars challenged them some time since, and, from some cause or another, the play had been postponed until now.  The delay very naturally gave the Lone Stars courage, as it looked as though the champions were not quite ready to meet them; and the public, catching the same idea, were anxious to witness a contest which was likely to be close, as it proved.  And the interest was not confined to this city alone.  A large delegation from Buffalo came here to witness the trial, and we presume there were spectators from other towns and cities….  The playing is said to have been excellent on both sides, and was witnessed by a large crowd of spectators.  A gentleman who was present says: / It was evident that the game was being prolonged beyond any reasonable length of time, and that the Live Oaks were playing in order that they might have the dark innings on their opponents.  At the end of seven innings the Umpire left his stool, took out his watch, and proceeded to the scorers’ table.  Some who were near the Umpire affirm that at the time he took his watch from his pocket, he said: ‘Gentlemen, there is not time to play two more innings.’  This was after sunset.  At the moment the spectators, supposing the game had been called up, rushed upon the grounds, and general confusion followed.  It is thought that if the Lone Star Club had taken their places and played the same game that their opponents did—i.e., the prolonged game—they might have continued it till after dark.”)

(RU&A (2): “In view of the unfortunate manner in which the recent game of Base Ball terminated between the Live Oaks and Lone Stars, I deem it due to all parties to say that as umpire, I did not suspend the game.  Some one, at the close of the 7th innings [ILLEGIBLE] the game was closed, whereupon the crowd rushed up.  I immediately announced the game waqs not closed, and several times requested the crowd to fall back.  They did not do so, and in consequence it became impossible for the game to proceed.  I deemed the game taken out of my hands as umpire by the crowd, and that I could do nothing farther except to advise the captains to an amicable arrangement of the difficulty.”)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “An attempt was made … to play the long-deferred match game. …  A considerable number of spectators were present.  The playing, as far as it went, was the best ever seen in Rochester.  The members of each Club put forth their best exertions, and the greatest caution was observed on both sides.  The game proceeded very slowly in consequence, and by the time the 6th innings was played, it became evident that night would set in before the contest could be decided. /There was a good deal of excitement after the play, and some warm language was used with regard to the manner in which the playing closed.  Each Club was of course unwilling to admit they were defeated, as the game was so close that two more innings might have made a material difference.  Another trial will probably take place.”)

(1) “City Matters: The Great Game of Base Ball—The Live Oaks Beaten and the Lone Stars Victorious,” RU&A, vol. 32, no. 226 (23 Sep 1859), p. 2, col. 2

(2) J. W. Stebbins, Umpire, “City Matters: Card—Base Ball,” RU&A, vol. 32, no. 227 (24 Sep 1859), p. 2, col. 3 (message dated 24 Sep)

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball at Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 7, no. 5 (1 Oct 1859), p. 69, col. 1

26 Sep, 1859?

(Mon)

Grounds in Brighton Village

Brighton 19

Scrub Oak 9

(1) “Match Game of Base Ball in Brighton,” RU&A, vol. 32, no. 229 (27 Sep 1859), p. 2, col. 2

27 Sep, 1859

(Tue)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Niagara grounds

Erie (Buffalo) 22

Live Oak (Rochester) 14

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The weather was favorable, and a large crowd present, including a goodly number of ladies.  The game was called at 2 P.M., the choice of innings resulting in favor of the Eries, they taking the bat first.  The game was continued till the end of the 8th innings, when the score stood, Eries 22, Live Oaks 7, at which the umpire should have called the game, owing to the darkness.  Another innings was played in which the Live Oaks gained seven tallies.  …  The return match will be played in Rochester some day next week.”)

(1) Theta, “The ‘Live Oaks’,” RU&A, vol. 32, no. 229 (27 Sep 1859), p. 2, col. 4

(2) Buffalo Courier, 28 Sep 1859 [NOT YET SEEN]

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball at Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 7, no. 5 [sic: 6] (8 Oct 1859), p. 83, col. 2 [reprint of (2)]

10 Oct, 1859

(Mon)

Rochester, N.Y.

Live Oak  (Rochester) 29

Erie (Buffalo) 23

(return game)

(1) G. M., “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball at Rochester—Live Oak vs. Erie,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 8 (29 Oct 1859), p. 116, col. 2

25 Oct, 1859

(Tue)

Rochester, N.Y.

Lillywhite’s side 17

Lockyer’s side 7

(New York Times: “In the afternoon, six of the English cricketers and twelve of the Rochester base ball players, from the Live Oak, Lone Star and Flour City Clubs, divided, and played a match of nine innings.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “A game of base ball was played by the cricketers vs. nine picked men from the clubs in Rochester.  The base ball clubs were represented by Oriel, Stewart, and Ives from the Flour Citys; Beardsley, Hines, and Putnam, of the Live Oaks; Willis, Sullivan, and Hutchinson, of the Lone Stars.  The cricketers were as follows: Lockyer, Diver, Grundy, Lillywhite, Caesar, Stephenson,, Hallis, Hammond, and Baker.  … / As fielders, the play of the cricketers was excellent.…”)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: [Very lengthy description])

(1) “News by Telegraph: The Cricket Match at Rochester: Another Triumph for the All-England Eleven,” New York Times, vol. 9, no. 2527 (26 Oct 1859), p. 4, col. 5

(2) Guy Mannering, “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: All-England Eleven at Base Ball,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 9 (5 Nov 1859), p. 133, col. 1 [letter dated 29 Oct]

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: The International Base Ball Match at Rochester, New York,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 7, no. 12 (19 Nov 1859), p. 180, cols. 1-2

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: The Failure of the International Base Ball Match,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 7, no. 13 (26 Nov 1859), p. 196, col. 1

Prior to

8 Nov, 1859

Geneva, N.Y.

Eastern Boys 26

Western Boys 16

(Walnut Hill Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “Match game … between the members living East and those living West of Geneva.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: East vs. West Geneva,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 10 (12 Nov 1859), p. 148, col. 2

8 Nov, 1859

(Tue)

Geneva, N.Y.

Eastern Boys 17

Western Boys 10

(Walnut Hill Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(6 innings, due to darkness)

(1) J. G. K., “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Geneva,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 11 (19 Nov 1859), p. 165, col. 3 [letter  dated 8 Nov]

9 Nov, 1859

(Wed)

Rochester, N.Y.

Babbet Track

Flour City 2 (Rochester) 28

Olympic 2 (Rochester) 16

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

(1) Guy Mannering, “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Rochester,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 11 (19 Nov 1859), p. 165, col. 2 [letter  dated 9 Nov]

(2) Flour City, “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Rochester—Flour City vs. Olympic,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 13 (3 Dec 1859), p. 205, col. 2

1860

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

27 Feb, 1860

(Mon)

Rochester, N.Y.

Genessee Flats

Willis’s Side 13

Brady’s Side 12

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “… it being a very pleasant day, the members of various Clubs in this place met together on the Genessee Flats, and had the first game of the season.”)

(1) Ball Player, “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Rochester,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 1 (10 Mar 1860), p. 5, col. 1 [letter  dated 29 Feb]

14 May, 1860

(Mon)

Rochester, N.Y.?

 

 

23 May, 1860

(Wed)

Rochester, N.Y.

Olympic (Rochester) 25

Live Oak (Rochester) 24

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Rochester, N.Y.—Live Oak vs. Olympic,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 14 (9 Jun 1860), p. 214, col. 3

1 Jun, 1860

(Fri)

Batavia, N.Y.

Married 52

Single 28

(10 innings)

(Batavia Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: 13 players listed on each side, some with no positions)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Batavia Base Ball Club,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 16 (16 Jun 1860), p. 245, col. 2

(2) Lucius Smith, Sec., “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Batavia,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 15 (16 Jun 1860), p. 229, col. 1 [length = 11 innings]  [letter dated 2 Jun]

9 Jun, 1860

(Sat)

Buffalo, N.Y.?

Columbia 1 (Buffalo?)

Delaware 2 (Buffalo?)

(scheduled)

(1) “Base Ball,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4448 (9 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 2

21 Jun, 1860

(Thu)

Rochester, N.Y.

Lone Star 22

Flour City 18

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The Lone Star Club through their Secretary express their willingness to receive any invitations to play from abroad.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Flour City vs. Lone Star,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 18 (7 Jul 1860), p. 283, col. 2

23 Jun, 1860

(Sat)

Buffalo, N.Y. ?

Light Weights 27

Heavy Weights 26

(Queen City Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Queen City Club,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4461 (25 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 2

25 Jun, 1860

(Mon)

Buffalo, N.Y.?

Niagara 55

Fillmore 17

(Buffalo Daily Courier: “much interest was excited from the fact of the disparity of the players.  The Fillmores, however, did remarkably well, their play on the outside being especially good.”)

(1) “The City and Vicinity: Base Ball,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 150 (26 Jun 1860), p. 2, col. 4

26 Jun, 1860

(Tue)

Phelps, N.Y.

Victory grounds

Pioneer (Canandaigua) 32

Victory (Phelps) 19

(New York Clipper: “It is hardly meet that our urban friends should alone be represented in your columns; so, for the sake of variety, I suppose you would once in a while like to hear from the Muffins in the country.”)

(1) “Base Ball in the Country,” New York Clipper, [?] Jun 1860

4 Jul, 1860

(Wed)

?

Akron 60 tallies

Tonawanda Indians 42 tallies

(old fashioned base ball)

(12 innings)

(1) “Match Game of Base Ball,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4473 (10 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 1

4 Jul, 1860

(Wed)

Rochester, N.Y.

Fair Grounds

Lone Star (Rochester) 24

Live Oak (Rochester) 14

(New York Clipper & Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “It was one of the most warmly contested and best played games ever witnessed in that section.  … On the 9th innings the Lone Stars made six tallies, running their score to thirty.  On the 8th innings of the Live Oaks that club gave up the game, acknowledging a defeat .”

(1) “Lone Star vs. Live Oak,” New York Clipper, New York Clipper, vol. 8, no. 13 (14 Jul 1860), p. 101, col. [xx]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: The Match Game at the Fair Grounds,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 20 (21 Jul 1860), p. 315, col. 3 [date = 5 Jul]

5 Jul, 1860

(Thu)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Niagara grounds “above the Medical College”

Excelsior (Brooklyn) 50

Niagara (Buffalo) 19

(part of Excelsior tour )

(Buffalo Daily Courier (2): “Some of the members of the Excelsior base ball club, including, with a single exception, the first nine, have arranged an excursion to Niagara and other cities.  The party will leave Brooklyn on Saturday evening.  On Monday a game will be played at Albany, and another on Tuesday at Troy.  On the fourth the party will arrive at Niagara, where they will pass the day.  On the fifth a game will be played at Buffalo.  From this point movements are rather uncertain, but it is not improbable the trip will be extended to Detroit, to which place an invitation has been received by the club.  The members will return home within two weeks, in season to engage in several matches already appointed.”)

(Buffalo Daily Courier (4): “On the fifth of July, those of our citizens who enjoy a good game of base ball, are to have a treat, for on that day the Excelsior Club of South Brooklyn, (which by the way ranks as one of the best, if not the best club in the country,) is to play with the Niagara of this city. / The Niagaras are well known to many of our citizens as one of the best clubs in the West, having been victorious in all the matches they have ever played. / It may seem rather presumptuous to some people, in the Niagaras to challenge a club of the reputation of the Excelsiors, but when they know the motive which induced them to do it, they will view the case differently. / The members of the Excelsior club have for years past, been anxious to make a visit to the Falls of Niagara, and have desired a challenge from the Niagaras as an inducement to make the tour.  Now the Niagaras look upon the Excelsiors as their parent club, for it was through the enthusiasm of one of their members, that they were organized, and being anxious to make their acquaintance, and also of giving the citizens an opportunity of seeing a first class club play, they extended the invitation to them for the match.  The Niagaras expect to be beaten, and as one of its members remarked, ‘its only proper, that the parent should be the first to whip the offspring.’ / The Excelsiors … will arrive in Buffalo on the 10 A. M. train to-day.  We believe it is the intention of the Niagara club to make an excursion to the Falls at 2 o’clock, which, besides giving them a ride upon one of the finest rivers in the world, will enable them to see the intrepid Blondin walk, and also take a hurried view of the Falls.  Ample accommodations will be made outside the grounds for spectators, on the day of the match, and we expect to see a large assemblage to witness it.”)

(Buffalo Morning Express (6): “The reputation and high position of the Excelsior Club among the Base Ball organizations of the country, gave extraordinary interest to the match, and drew out a very large number of spectators—between two and three thousand, at the most moderate computation—including several hundred ladies.  Extensive accommodations in the way of seats, raised tier-like, in circus style, upon two sides of the field, had been provided by the Niagaras, and the rang at the rear of the catcher—a position of safety and advantage—was assigned to and filled by the fairer portion of the crowd. / The game was fully equal in interest to the expectations of those attracted by it.  It is safe to say that no such ball playing was ever before witnessed in Buffalo.  The manner in which the Brooklyn chaps handled the ball—the ease and certainty with which they caught it, under all circumstances, the precision with which they threw it to the bases, and the tremendous hits they gave it into the long field, frequently batting it into Virginia street, made the optics of the Buffalo players glisten with admiration and protrude with amazement.  The effect of their playing could not have a favorable effect upon the spirits and energies of the Niagaras, and some of them were, without doubt, a little discouraged.  It was remarked by every one that they did not play with their usual skill and coolness. / We have seen them play better.  Quite a number of balls even missed or passed the players which should have been caught, or at least stopped, in their victorious career. / Their opponents, however, are as expert at the game as any players in the State, and it is not to be wondered at that they bore away the palm.”)

(Buffalo Daily Courier (7): “Decidedly the match-game of the season occurred yesterday ….  The Niagaras, hitherto invincible, were beaten, but the result was not unexpected.  For their opponents, if our information be correct, are the finest players in the country, and, therefore, in the world.  One consolation for the Buffalo Club, is, that, beaten as they were, they were beaten by gentlemen as well as experts.  The utmost good feeling prevailed, the Brooklyn Club evidently feeling as much gratification in the individual successes of the Niagara’s men as in their own.  Yet another, and still more solid consolation, is derived from the fact, that the Niagara’s played more nearly even with the Excelsior’s than had any other club outside of New York City. / … / The costume of the Brooklyn club was very simple, consisting of white shirts, dark-blue pantaloons, encircled by white leather belts and black caps.  The weather and attendance were equally fine—perhaps we should say fair.”)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: [Lengthy description from Buffalo Commercial Advertiser]

(Peverelly: “The Excelsiors were met by a delegation of the Niagara at the depot, and taken to the Mansion House.  …  The Excelsiors were escorted to Bloomfield’s Hotel, where a splendid supper was provided.  The Niagaras also went with them to Canada, to the Clifton House, where they were hospitably treated; and throughout, the attention shown the Excelsiors by their Friends could not have been exceeded, and is remembered with the utmost pleasure.”)

(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) “A Base Ball Excursion,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 153 (29 Jun 1860), p. 1, col. 2 [reprinted from an New York Clipper newspaper]

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Matches to Be Played,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 19 (3 Jul 1860), p. 292, col. 3

(4) “The City and Vicinity: Base Ball—Excelsiors and Niagaras,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 157 (4 Jul 1860), p. 2, cols. 4-5

(5) “The Base Ball Match,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4469 (4 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 2 [date = 4 Jul]

(6) “Base Ball—Match of the Niagaras with the Excelsior Club of Brooklyn,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4470 (6 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 1

(7) “The City and Vicinity: The Match, Yesterday—Niagara vs. Excelsior,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 158 (6 Jul 1860), p. 2, col. 5

(8) Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, 6 Jul 1860  [NOT YET SEEN]

(9) “News by Telegraph: Base Ball,” New York Times, vol. 9, no. 2743 (6 Jul 1860), p. 1, col. 2

(10) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Excelsior of Brooklyn vs. Niagara of Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 20 (10 Jul 1860), p. 308, col. 3, and p. 309, col. 1

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

(12) “Excelsior, of Brooklyn vs. Niagara, of Buffalo,” New York Clipper, [?] Jul 1860

(13) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Niagara vs. Excelsior,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 20 (21 Jul 1860), p. 315, col. 2

(13) Peverelly, p. 57

(14) Wright, p. 44

7 Jul, 1860

(Sat)

 

Rochester, N.Y.

Babbit House

Excelsior (Brooklyn) 21

Flour City (Rochester) 1

(part of the Excelsior tour)

(RU & Buffalo Morning Express: “Of the game itself we hardly know how to speak.  It could hardly be considered a match game, as the fact became apparent very soon after the playing began, that the Flour Citys had no chance whatever—the Excelsiors having things pretty much their own way, and doing about as they pleased with their antagonists.  The Flour Citys played what would be called a good game under ordinary circumstances, notwithstanding the appearance of the score.”)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times (4): “The Excelsiors skunked their opponents in every inning but one, and only allowed them to make one run in the whole game.  This is the most complete victory on record.”)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times (6): [Lengthy description reprinted from Rochester American])

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times (7): “A slight look at the score shows that the Brooklyn boys had an easy thing of it.”)

(Peverelly: “The Excelsiors were received by a delegation of the Flour City at the depot, and were conducted to the Osborne House.”)

(1) Rochester American, [xx] July 1860 [NOT YET SEEN]

(2) Rochester Union, [xx] Jul 1860 [NOT YET SEEN]

(3) “The Excelsior Club in Rochester,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4473 (10 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 1 [quotation from (2)]

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Excelsior of Brooklyn vs. Niagara of Buffalo,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 20 (10 Jul 1860), p. 308, col. 3, & p. 309, col. 1

(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 of Brooklyn vs. Flour City Club of Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 21 (17 Jul 1860), p. 325, col. 1 [reprint of (1)]

(7) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Flour City of Rochester vs. Excelsior,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 20 (21 Jul 1860), p. 315, col. 3

(8) “Excelsior vs. Flour City, of Rochester,” New York Clipper, vol. 8, no. 15 (28 Jul 1860), p. 116, col. [xx]

(9) Peverelly, p. 57

(10) Wright, p. 44

8 Jul, 1860

(Sun?)

Rochester, N.Y.

Excelsior (Brooklyn) 27

Live Oak (Rochester) 9

(part of the Excelsior tour)

(Rochester American & Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The match was well contested by the Live Oaks, and we are happy to announce that they succeeded in making a few runs, counting one to three with their antagonists.  The Excelsiors were not quite as lively as on Saturday, and seemed a little jaded with their exertions during the trip.  Nevertheless, they were still far ahead of anything here in the line of base ball playing.  Our conclusion is that the Excelsiors cannot be equaled in this part of the state; but it would give us pleasure to see them matched with the Lone Star Club of this city.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “During its [the game’s] continuance the rain rendered it necessary to stop playing for some time, making the game a long one.”)

(1) Rochester American, unknown date [reprinted in Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times]

(2) “The Excelsior Club in Rochester,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4473 (10 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 1

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

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Excelsior of Brooklyn vs. Live Oak of Rochester,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 20 (21 Jul 1860), p. 315, col. 3 [date: 9 Jul]

(5) “Excelsior vs. Live Oak,” New York Clipper, vol. 8, no. 16 (3 Aug 1860), p. 125, col. [xx]

(6) Peverelly, p. 57 [game dated 9 Jul]

(7) Wright, p. 44

17 Jul, 1860

(Tue)

Canandaigua, N.Y.

Pioneer (Canandaigua) 41

Ontario (Canandaigua) 20

(1) “Base Ball in Canandaigua, N.Y.,” New York Clipper, vol. 8, no. 15 (28 Jul 1860), p. 116, col. [xx]

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball at Canandaigua,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 22 (4 Aug 1860), p. 347, col. 3

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Pioneer vs. Ontario,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 24 (7 Aug 1860), p. 373, col. 1

27 Jul, 1860

(Fri)

Lockport, N.Y.

Niagara Jr. (Lockport) 35

Fillmore Jr. (Buffalo) 13

(1) “Base Ball Match,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4485 (24 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 2 [date = 25 Jul]

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

1 Aug, 1860

(Wed)

Canandaigua, N.Y.

Ontario 2 (Canandaigua) 27

Pioneer 2 (Canandaigua) 26

(10 innings)

(return game)

(New York Clipper: “The first game of the match was won by the Pioneers, a few weeks since.”)

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

(2) “Pioneer vs. Ontario, Canandaigua, N.Y.,” New York Clipper, vol. 8, no. 18 (18 Aug 1860), p. 141, col. [xx]

(3) William H. Adam, Sec. Ontario B.B.C., “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Canandaigua, N.Y.,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 24 (18 Aug 1860), p. 379, col. 1

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Batavia vs. Canandaigua—Base Ball in Western New York,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 26 (21 Aug 1860), p. 405, cols. 1-2

3 Aug, 1860

(Fri)

Canandaigua, N.Y.?

Ontario grounds

Ontario (Canandaigua) 17

Batavia (Batavia) 11

(return game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times & Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The first game of this match was played at Batavia a few weeks since, and won by the Ontarios, so they receive the ball.”)

(1) William H. Adam, Sec. Ontario B.B.C., “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Canandaigua, N.Y.,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 24 (18 Aug 1860), p. 379, col. 1

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Batavia vs. Canandaigua—Base Ball in Western New York,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 26 (21 Aug 1860), p. 405, cols. 1-2

6 Aug, 1860

(Mon)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Niagara (Lockport) 22

Fillmore (Buffalo) 19

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The local papers speak well of the playing on both sides.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4500 (10 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 2 [date = 9 Aug]

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

11 Aug, 1860

(Sat)

?

Niagara 28

Queen City 15

(1) “The Ball Match,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4502 (13 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 2

c.15 Aug, 1860

(Wed)

Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Fair Grounds

No score reported.

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: A large number of persons of both sexes assembled … to witness the ‘Ball-play’ of the Veterans of 1812.  Twenty of the Veterans, led by Col. Disbrow, marched to the field to the sound of martial music.  Sides were soon chosen, and the play was carried on with a spirit and activity quite remarkable.  The hardy Veterans, some of them over eighty years of age, and none under sixty five, seemed to be inspired with renewed energy by the memory of youthfully days and the sports of boyhood, and displayed a degree of skill and activity in the noble game of Base Ball that showed they had once been superior players.  Several good runs were made, and their performance was highly gratifying to the numerous company assembled.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball by the Veterans of 1812,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 26 (21 Aug 1860), p. 405, col. 3

17 Aug, 1860

(Fri)

Clifton, N.Y.

Queen City 30

Burlington (Hamilton, C.W.) 25

(Buffalo Morning Express: “Taking into consideration the state of the grounds, the game was well played.  This is the first match ever played by Clubs from the United States and Canadas, and created considerable excitement.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4507 (18 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 2

29 Aug, 1860

(Wed)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Niagara grounds

Eagle Jr. 21

Clifton Jr. 17

(1) “Base Ball—Clifton vs. Eagle,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4517 (30 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “The City and Vicinity: Return Match B. B. C.,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 206 (3 Sep 1860), p. 2, col. 4

30 Aug, 1860

(Thu)

Hamilton

Niagara (Buffalo) 87

Young Canadian (Hamilton) 13

(Buffalo Daily Courier (1): “The ‘Niagara’ leave for Hamilton this morning at 8:40 via the Niagara Falls & Great Western Railway …. We are sorry to hear that several of the Niagara’s Nine will be unable to go, and hope their places will be well filled. …. The Young Canadian Club, we believe, was the first one organized in the Canadas, and we shall be much surprised if they do not play well, for every one there plays cricket, and handling a ball and bat is second nature to them.”)

(Buffalo Daily Courier (2): “The members of the Niagara Club seem much pleased with their visit to the Queen’s dominions, and from their remarks we imagine they will not soon forget the courtesy extended to them by the members of the ‘Young Canadian’ B. B. Club.  They inform us that this Club is still in its infancy, having played but a short time under the Rules and Regulations of the National Association of Base Ball Players.—The return game will be played shortly, when we hope to see a more evenly contested match.”)

(1) “The City and Vicinity: Base Ball Match,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 202 (29 Aug 1860), p. 2, col. 3

(2) “The City and Vicinity: Base Ball Match,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 204 (31 Aug 1860), p. 2, col. 5

(3) “Match Game of Base Ball at Hamilton,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4518 (31 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 2

1 Sep, 1860

(Sat)

Buffalo, N.Y.?

Clifton Jr. 28

Eagle Jr. 24

(1) “Clifton and Eagle,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4520 (3 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 1

(2) “The City and Vicinity: Return Match B. B. C.,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 206 (3 Sep 1860), p. 2, col. 4

3 Sep, 1860

(Mon)

Buffalo, N.Y.?

Clifton Jr.

Eagle Jr.

(scheduled)

(1) “Clifton and Eagle,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4520 (3 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 1

6 Sep, 1860

(Thu)

Near Rochester, N.Y.

Babbit Tract

Live Oak 21

Olympic 18

(first game of home-and-home match)

(7 innings)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Rochester,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 9, no. 5 (25 Sep 1860), p. 69, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Rochester—Live Oak vs. Olympic,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 4 (29 Sep 1860), p. 53, col. 2

7 Sep, 1860

(Fri)

Near Rochester, N.Y.

Babbit Tract

Flour City (Rochester) 23

Union (Brighton) 10

(return game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times & Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “In the first game the Flour City’s were beaten, but at this trial they succeeded in regaining their lost laurels.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: The City of Rochester vs. Union of Brighton,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 9, no. 5 (25 Sep 1860), p. 69, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Flour City of Rochester vs. Union of Brighton,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 4 (29 Sep 1860), p. 53, col. 2

7 Sep, 1860

(Fri)

Buffalo, N.Y.

“on their grounds above the Medical College”

Niagara (Buffalo) 29

Queen City (Buffalo) 6

(return game)

(1) “The City and Vicinity: Base Ball,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 210 (7 Sep 1860), p. 2, col. 4

(2) “The City and Vicinity: Return Game Between the Niagaras and Queen Citys,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 211 (8 Sep 1860), p. 2, col. 5

13 Sep, 1860

(Thu)

Buffalo, N.Y.

“on the grounds above the Medical College”

Fillmore 28

Metropolitan 7

(1) “Base Ball Match,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4530 (14 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 2

21 Sep, 1860

(Fri)

Rochester, N.Y.

Lone Star (Rochester) 32

Niagara (Buffalo) 10

(base ball – 7 innings, due to darkness)

(Buffalo Daily Courier: “The match game … terminated disastrously for the hitherto invincible Niagaras…. Our boys attribute their defeat, in a great measure, to the wild pitching, if it can be called pitching, of Ellis, of the Lone Stars.  The return match will be played soon, on the Niagara’s grounds.  We will give the tallies in full in our next issue.”)

(New York Clipper: “The match game for the championship of Western New York.”)

(1) “The City and Vicinity: Base Ball,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 223 (22 Sep 1860), p. 2, col. 3

(2) “Rochester vs. Buffalo,” New York Clipper, vol. 8, no. 25 (6 Oct 1860), p. 197, col. [xx]

22 Sep, 1860

(Sat)

Rochester, N.Y.

Lone Star grounds

“The Union” office 7

“The Express” office 3

(base ball)

(New York Clipper: “The return match will be played at Buffalo, on the 5th inst.”)

(1) “Base Ball in Rochester among the Typos,” New York Clipper, vol. 8, no. 25 (6 Oct 1860), p. 197, col. [xx]

24 Sep, 1860

(Mon)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Niagara grounds

Fillmore Jr. (Buffalo) 12

Metropolitan Jr. (Buffalo) 3

(return game)

(Buffalo Daily Courier: “The playing was very good, for junior clubs, the pitching on both sides being especially worthy of commendation.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4539 (25 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 1

(2) “The City and Vicinity: Base Ball,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 225 (25 Sep 1860), p. 2, col. 4

28 Sep, 1860

(Fri)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Niagara grounds

Niagara (Buffalo) 46

Young Canadians (Hamilton, C.W.) 15

(return game – 8 innings)

(Buffalo Morning Express: The game “was quite spirited and was witnessed by a good number of our citizens.”)

(Buffalo Daily Courier (3): “The return game … was a beautiful piece of sport.”)

(1) “The City and Vicinity: Base Ball,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 228 (28 Sep 1860), p. 2, col. 4

(2) “Ball Match,” Buffalo Morning Express, vol. 15, no. 4543 (29 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 1 [Niagara runs = 45]

(3) “The City and Vicinity: B. B. C.—Return Game—Niagara vs. Young Canadian,” Buffalo Daily Courier, vol. 25, no. 230 (1 Oct 1860), p. 2, col. 5

24 Oct, 1860

(Wed)

?

Victory (Phelps) 36

Hobart (Geneva) 15

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “Thinking that you may wish to hear how the National Game of Base Ball is played in the country, we append the score …

(1) Base Ball, “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Hobart of Geneva vs. Victory of Phelps,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 11 (17 Nov 1860), p. 164, col. 2 [letter dated Phelps, 30 Oct]

1861

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

2 Jul, 1861

(Tue)

Lockport, N.Y.

Niagara 26

Washington 25

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

20 Jul, 1861

(Sat)

Lockport, N.Y.

Niagara (Lockport) 32

Washington (Lockport) 27

(return game)

(1) “Niagara vs. Washington, of Lockport, N.Y.,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. xx ([xx] Aug 1861), p. [xx], col. [xx]

17 Aug, 1861

(Sat)

Lockport, N.Y.

Niagara 58

Cataract 10

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

24 Aug, 1861

(Sat)

Hornellsville, N.Y.

Canacadea (Hornellsville) 29

Meteor (Addison) 27

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball at Hornellsville,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol.  5, no. 3  (21 Sep 1861), p. 36, col. 2

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Navigation
Project
Toolbox