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Brooklynites and Philadelphians Play Series of Games

Salience Noteworthy
Location Philadelphia, Greater New York City
City/State/Country: Philadelphia, New York, Brooklyn, Newark, NY, PA, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

Various assortments of leading players from Brooklyn and Philadelphia vied in both cities in 1862. Philadelphia sent an all-star assortment north in June, where it lost to Newark and to select nines in Brooklyn's eastern and western districts, but beat an aggregation of Hoboken players. Two select Brooklyn nines headed south and played two all-Philly sides in early July.

At the end of August, the Mutual club traveled to Philadelphia, winning 2 of 3 against Phila clubs. In October, the Eckford traveled to Philadelphia for a week of play against individual local clubs, and also played an "amalgamated nine" of locals, winning all games played.



Sources: various, including overviews at "Philadelphia vs. Brooklyn," Wilkes Spirit, July 12, 1862, and "Base Ball Match," Philadelphia Inquirer, October 22, 1862.

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Submitted by John Maurath; Greg Christiano
Submission Note 1/18/2008; 12/22/2009


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