Eckford Club of Brooklyn v Enterprise Club of Brooklyn on 24 July 1860

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Awaiting Review
Date of Game Tuesday, July 24, 1860
Location Bedford, Long Island, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Field Atlantic grounds
Home Team Eckford Club of Brooklyn
Away Team Enterprise Club of Brooklyn
Score 20 - 10

(BDE (1): “on account of the necessity of some of the Eckford first nine, being compelled to leave town in Wednesday, the game will be played … to-morrow (Tuesday) …”)

(BDE (2): First reporter: “The match … was a remarkably well-played on in every respect, and one exceedingly creditable to the Enterprise nine, whose skill in a practical knowledge of each department of the game was evinced in a marked degree, their fielding and batting eliciting loud applause from the large crowd of interested spectators present on the occasion. The Enterprise Club have improved very much in their play since last season, and the spirited manner in which they have entered the lists with the strongest clubs in the city, and the ability they have displayed on each occasion, places them at once in the front rank as a playing club.”)

(BDE (2): Second reporter: “The first game between these two clubs was played yesterday in the presence of some two or three thousand spectators, a large number being ladies. The Enterprise boys played handsomely in the field and on the bases, but in batting they were not as heavy as the Eckfords. … The Eckfords were out in full force and but for their wonderful batting would have been beaten. The enterprise boys bore their defeat manfully and in presenting the ball expressed a wish that they might whenever they played, fins fine a set of gentlemen as the Eckfords proved themselves. … The Enterpaise [sic] Boys are a first class Club, and would in a contact with the Star Club worst them badly. When they again play the Eckfords we hope to see the ‘Boys’ ‘fetch that ball home.’ ”)

(NYC: “The second of the series of first class matches the ‘Enterprise boys’ have entered upon this season, ….”)

(NYT: “A very well contested game … The playing altogether was in first rate style. The Enterprise Nine exhibited a great deal of activity, but their opponents had, in addition to this, experience and cautiousness. However, the Bedford players acquitted themselves very creditably.”)


(1) “City News and Gossip: Base Ball—Eckford vs. Enterprise,” BDE, vol. 19, no. 173 (23 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 1

(2) “Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Eckford,” BDE, vol. 19, no. 175 (25 Jul 1860), p. 2, col. 5

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Enterprise vs. Atlantic [sic],” NYT, vol. 9, no. 2759 (25 Jul 1860), p. 5, col. 2

(4) “Enterprise vs. Eckford,” NYC, vol. 8, no. 16 (3 Aug 1860), p. 125, col. [xx]

(5) Peverelly, p. 74

(6) Wright, pp. 44 & 50

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