Excelsior Club of Brooklyn v Empire Club of New York on 1 September 1860

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Date of Game Saturday, September 1, 1860
Location Hoboken, Hudson County, NJ, United States
Field Elysian Fields
Home Team Excelsior Club of Brooklyn
Away Team Empire Club of New York
Score 23 - 7
Description

(BDE: “The Empire is one of the best of the New York clubs, but it would stand but a poor chance with several of our Brooklyn clubs. If we are ahead of the big city in nothing else, we can beat her at base ball.”)

(NYC: “The match between these clubs was renewed…, the first trial having resulted in a postponement on account of a heavy shower of rain which set in at the close of the third innings. … At the close of the game the whole party were entertained by the Empires in a very hospitable manner at Mr. Perry’s hotel, some excellent chowder arrangements having been extemporized under his able management. Dr. Jones and Mr. Winfield interchanged complimentary remarks in relation to the trophy of victory, and the day’s proceedings closed in the most friendly and cordial manner possible.”)

Sources

(1) “Base Ball: Excelsior of Brooklyn vs. Empire of New York,” BDE, vol. 19, no. 209 (3 Sep 1860), p. 2, col. 4

(2) “Excelsior, of Brooklyn vs. Empire, of New York,” NYC, vol. 8, no. 21 (8 Sep 1860), p. 163, col. [xx]

(3) Peverelly, pp. 30 & 56

(4) Wright, pp. 44 & 49

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Found by Craig Waff
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