The Beginning of Match Play Among Organized Clubs

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Date Tuesday, June 3, 1851
Location NYC, NY, United States

In what appears to be the first game played between organized base ball clubs, the Knickerbocker Club outscored the Washington Club, 21-11, at the Red House grounds on June 3, 1851.  They played again two weeks later.


John Zinn, "Match Play: Knickerbockers of New York vs. Washington of New York," in Bill Felber, ed.,Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century (SABR, 2013), pages 8-9.  This is game #4 of the SABR 19th Century Committee's top 100 games of the 1800s.

See Chronology item #1851.9



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