San Francisco Base Ball Club v Red Rover Base Ball Club on 22 February 1860

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Date of Game Wednesday, February 22, 1860
Location San Francisco, CA, United States
Field  Add Field Page Centre's Bridge
Home Team San Francisco Base Ball Club
Away Team Red Rover Base Ball Club
Score 33 - 33
Description

This game pitted "[John M.] Fisher's San Francisco Base Ball Club and a rival club, the red Rovers.  The game occurred at a long-gone spot in San Francisco called Centres' Bridge.  Centre's Bridge, probably in what is now the South of Market area, was California's version of Elysian Fields.

"In the game at Centre's Bridge, a nasty squabble broke out after the Red Rovers charged the opposing pitcher with cheating. . . . The Red Rovers walked off the field in protest, although the game was tie, 33 - 33. . .

Sources

J. E. Spalding, Always on Sunday: The California Baseball League, 1886-1915 (Ag Press, Manhattan KS, 1992), page 9.  As cited in Kevin Nelson, The Golden Game: The Story of California Baseball (California Historical Society Press, San Francisco, 2004), page 10.

Comment

The game is reported to have been played only hours earlier than a Union-Sacramento BBC game in Sacramento, played the same day. (Nelson, page 10).

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