Gotham Club of New York v Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York on 5 September 1856

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Date of Game Friday, September 5, 1856
Location Harlem, Manhattan, NY, United States
Field  Add Field Page Gotham grounds at Red House
Home Team Gotham Club of New York
Away Team Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York
Score 21 - 7
Innings 7
Description

(7 innings – home-and-home match from 1855 season)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “both being highly popular clubs, a very large and gay attendance was present to see the sport.”)

(New York Clipper: “The match … took place … in the presence of one of the most numerous assemblages that ever witnessed a game of base ball.”)

Sources

(1) “New-York City: Base Ball Match,” New York Daily Times, vol. 5, no. 1550 (6 Sep 1856), p. 8, col. 1

(2) “Base Ball,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 1 (6 Sep 1856), p. 13, col. 3

(3) “Ball Play: Gotham vs. Knickerbocker,” New York Clipper, vol. 4, no. 21 (13 Sep 1856), p. 167, col. 2

(4) “Cricket and Base Ball: Base Ball,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 2 (13 Sep 1856), p. 28, cols. 1-2

(5) “On-Dits in Sporting Circles: Base Ball,” The Spirit of the Times, vol. 26, no. 31 (13 Sep 1856), p. 366, col. 3

(6) “Base Ball: The Pinckney Dispute,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 3 (20 Sep 1856), p. 37, col. 3

(7) New York Sunday Mercury list

(8) Peverelly, pp. 16-17 & 22

(9) Wright, p. 4

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Found by Craig Waff
Entry Origin Games Tab 2
Entry Origin Url http://protoball.org/Games_Tab:Greater_New_York_City#date1856-9-5



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