Alleghany v Pittsburgh in Allegheny on 9 October 1857

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Date of Game Friday, October 9, 1857
Location Allegheny, PA, United States
Home Team  Add Club Page Alleghany
Away Team  Add Club Page Pittsburgh
Score 98 - 77

Alleghany 98

Pittsburgh 77

(suspended in third inning due to darkness; game was scheduled to be completed on Saturday afternoon)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The match was played by thirty men, equally divided, and consisted of three innings.”

The Daily Pittsburgh Gazette, Oct. 10, 1857 page 3 carries an account of this game, giving a list of the players. Headlined "The Match of Base ball"


(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Alleghany vs. Pittsburgh,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 7 (17 Oct 1857), p. 108, col. 3

Daily Pittsburgh Gazette, Oct. 10, 1857


For more details on this non-Knickerbocker-rules game, see


In August 2017, in response to a query from the Baseball HOF, we revisited this unusual find.  Bruce Allardice later reported (email of 8/12/2017):  


There were RR connections east. But the traffic was more in riverboats west.


Bruce's general point was that in 1857, Pittsburgh was more regularly connected to Ohio Valley locations than those in the eastern USA.


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