Star Club of Brooklyn v Powhattan Club of Brooklyn on 21 May 1862

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Date of Game Wednesday, May 21, 1862
Location South Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Field  Add Field Page Star grounds
Home Team Star Club of Brooklyn
Away Team Powhattan Club of Brooklyn
Score 45 - 11
Innings 7

(7 innings)

(New York Clipper: “These Brooklyn clubs played their first match together this season, it being also the first regular contest this year between senior clubs, ….  The weather was very unfavorable, a drizzling rain falling during the whole of the afternoon; but the Stars, having made it a rule never to put off a regularly advertised game if it is possible to play it, undertook to commence play, even at the expense of a thorough wetting, and under circumstances that rendered the playing of the match the very reverse of pleasure.  Of course, the ball became soaked and heavy, and fielding was soon a somewhat dangerous occupation, as far as stopping swiftly thrown or batted balls was concerned.  Nothing daunted, however, the plucky contestants went to work, and for the first two or three innings, the game bid fair to be quite an interesting one, despite the adverse circumstances under which it was played.  Soon, however, the Powhattans began to give evidence of the effects of lack of practice; the Stars, on the contrary, showing how much they had improved and benefited thereby, …..  The weather had a great deal to do with the play on both sides, and the want of previous practice materially affected the play of the Powhattans.”)


(1) “Out-Door Sports—Base Ball: “Powhattan vs. Star,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, vol. 21, no. 122 (23 May 1862), p. 2, col. 6

(2) “First Match of the Season—Star vs. Powhattan,” New York Clipper, vol. [xx], no. [xx] ([xx] May 1862), p. [xxx], col. [xx]

(3) Peverelly, p. 77 [date = 21 May 1861, score = 46-11]

(4) Wright, p. 59 [date = 21 May 1861, score = 46-11]

(5) Wright, pp. 69 & 71

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Found by Craig Waff
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