Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York v Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York on 6 October 1845

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Date of Game Monday, October 6, 1845
Location Hoboken, Hudson County, NJ, United States
Field Elysian Fields
Home Team Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York
Away Team Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York
Score 8 - 11
Innings 3
Description

From Protoball Entry #1845.2 – Knicks Play First Recorded [Intramural] Game By The New Rules

In their first intrasquad game, seven Knickerbocker players (captained by Duncan Curry) win 11-8 over seven of their fellows (captained by Alexander Cartwright); the umpire is William R. Wheaton, a pioneering cricket and base ball player of the New York Base Ball Club who helped to formulate the Knickerbocker rules. This three-inning game is the first recorded game employing the Knickerbocker rules as drafted on September 23, 1845.

Another intramural game was played on November 18.

Sources

(1) Knickerbocker game book

(2) Peterson, The Man Who Invented Baseball, pp. 72-73

(3) Zoss and Bowman, Diamonds in the Rough, p. 57

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Found by Craig Waff & Larry McCray
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Entry Origin Url http://protoball.org/Games_Tab:Greater_New_York_City#date1845-10-6

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