Syracuse Base Ball Club v Syracuse Cricket Club on 1 August 1859

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Date of Game Monday, August 1, 1859
Location Syracuse, NY, United States
Home Team Syracuse Base Ball Club
Away Team  Add Club Page Syracuse Cricket Club
Score 70 - 19

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times (1): “I send you a report of a novel match played here between the Syracuse Base ball Club and the Syracuse Cricket Club, the cricket club being the challengers, to play first a game of ball, the return match a came of cricket”)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times (2): “Last week we published a report of a contest between the leading Base Ball and Cricket Clubs of Syracuse, N.Y., in which both parties came off successful in their respective games.  It was a very exciting match, and created considerable interest in the ball-playing community.  We should very much like to see a similar contest in this vicinity, as it would tend materially to remove the prejudice that seems to exist on both sides in regard to the merits of the two games.  Every Base Ball player would improve his play by a knowledge of cricket and vice versa.  Fraternize, gentlemen, and let us see which field the best—the Ball player on the Cricket field, or the cricketer on the Ball ground.”)


(1) A. B. C., “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball vs. Cricket,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 23 (6 Aug 1859), p. 357, col. 2 (letter dated 1 Aug)

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball vs. Cricket,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 24 (13 Aug 1859), p. 372, col. 3


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