Excelsior Club of Brooklyn v Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York on 25 August 1860

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Date of Game Saturday, August 25, 1860
Location South Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Field  Add Field Page Excelsior grounds at the foot of Court Street
Home Team Excelsior Club of Brooklyn
Away Team Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York
Score 32 - 9

(“fly” game)

(BDE: This match “was interesting sololy from the striking contrast it afforded to the proceedings of Thursday last, both in the character of the play exhibited and the conduct of the spectators, for on this occasion the utmost cordiality was manifested throughout, good humor and courteous conduct ruling the action of all who participated in it. In other respects it was entirely a one-sided affair, as the Excelsiors evidently had it all their own way, and we verily believe they could, if they had used strenuous exertions to that effect, have placed their opponents hors du combat without their making a single run. However, badly as they were beaten, the gentlemanly Knickerbockers took it as a matter of course, and looked upon the affair as one of the best jokes of the season.”)

(NYT: “A large number of spectators were present, among whom were a goodly number of ladies, who were comfortably seated on the balcony of the Excelsior Club-house. … The Excelsior entertained their opponents.”)

(NYC: “… the game was one of the most amusing and enjoyable of the season; and as, after all, that is the great object of the game, recreation, being the desideratum in base ball, we think it would be as well to play more of such matches.”)


(1) “Base Ball: Knickerbocker vs. Excelsior,” BDE, vol. 19, no. 203 (27 Aug 1860), p. 2, col. 5

(2) “Base Ball: Excelsior of South Brooklyn vs. Knickerbocker of New-York—A Fly Game,” NYT, vol. 9, no. 2788 (28 Aug 1860), p. 5, col. 4

(3) “Excelsior vs. Knickerbocker,” NYC, vol. 8, no. 21 (8 Sep 1860), p. 165, col. [xx]

(4) Peverelly, pp. 19 & 54

(5) Wright, pp. 44 & 52

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Found by Craig Waff
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