Putnam Club of Williamsburg v Excelsior Club of South Brooklyn on 25 October 1856

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Date of Game Saturday, October 25, 1856
Location Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Field Wheat Hill
Home Team Putnam Club of Williamsburg
Away Team Excelsior Club of South Brooklyn
Score 21 - 15
Innings 3

(3 innings)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The day—notwithstanding the cold—was very fine for the players, who went to work with much spirit. … An important improvement in the fielding of this match, was shown by several fine catches being made on the fly, instead of the child’s play, ‘from the bound.’ This reform is not only more manly, but adds very much to the quickness of perception, and nerve and determination, which makes up the necessary qualifications of a complete fieldsman, either at Base Ball or Cricket.” [Lengthy description of dinner party follows.])


(1) “Base Ball,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 10 (8 Nov 1856), p. 165, cols. 1-2

(2) New York Sunday Mercury list

(3) Peverelly, p. 53

(4) Wright, pp. 5 & 6

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Found by Craig Waff
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