Potomac Club of Washington v National Club of Washington on 23 October 1860

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Date of Game Tuesday, October 23, 1860
Location Washington, DC, United States
Field  Add Field Page National grounds
Home Team Potomac Club of Washington
Away Team National Club of Washington
Score 33 - 16

(home-and-home game)

(Washington journal: “Taken as a whole, the game was a good one, and it settles the local championship.  The victors are quite anxious to get a game or two in Baltimore, but the clubs there have decided not to give them a ‘final hearing’ till the spring.  We would be glad to see the intercourse between the ‘B.B.’s’ of the two cities established on a more sociable footing.  Why can’t the Waverly’s—now they ‘have no more worlds to conquer’ in Baltimore—run over for a few hours and take a friendly look at the Potomac grounds?  Cannot the prospect of an Indian summer’s day and a warm reception tempt them to come for a Washington ball?  We hope it may.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “… the Potomacs … occupy a proud position among the southern base-ball clubs, both as an effective body of players, and in a social sense.  As one of the first clubs to introduce the National Association, a New York game, among the southern base-ball boys, we are always happy to hear of their success and prosperity.”


(1) unidentified Washington journal (excerpt reprinted in Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times)

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Washington, D.C.—National vs. Potomac,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 9, no. 10 [sic: 11] (6 Nov 1860), p. 165, col. 3

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in the District of Columbia—Potomac vs. National,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 11 (17 Nov 1860), p. 164, col. 2 [date = 22 Oct]

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Found by Craig Waff
Entry Origin Games Tab 2
Entry Origin Url http://protoball.org/Games Tab:Baltimore-Washington#date1860-10-23


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