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Pre-Civil-War Base Ball Games

Played in the Capitol Area of New York State

(Upper Hudson Valley)

 

 

Compiled by Craig B. Waff

 

(14 December 2008 version)

 

Acronyms:

 

AAA = [Albany] Atlas and Argus

BDE = Brooklyn Daily Eagle

LG = Lansingburgh Gazette

NYC = New York Clipper

NYT = New York Times

PSOT = Porter’s Spirit of the Times

TDW = Troy Daily Whig

 

 

1857

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 May

(Fri)

Albany, N.Y.

Parade Ground

State House Clerks 86

City Bank Clerks 72

(sixteen on a side)

(1) “Game of Base Ball in Albany,” NYC, vol. 5, no. 7 (6 Jun 1857), p. 54, col. [xx]

 

 

 

 

12? Nov

(Fri)

Kingston, N.Y.

Single 74

Married 47

(Nyad BBC intra-club game)

(PSOT: return match scheduled for Friday, 20 Nov)

(1) N.G., “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball at Kingston, N. Y.,” PSOT, vol. 3, no. 13 (28 Nov 1857), p. 196, col. 2

 

 

 

 

19 Nov

(Thu)

Sing Sing, N.Y.

W. V. Henriques’ side 27

M. P. Neff’s side 25

(PSOT: intra-club game of Star BBC, made up of pupils at Mount Pleasant Academy)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: The Star Base Ball Club of Sing Sing,” PSOT, vol. 3, no. 13 (28 Nov 1857), p. 196, col. 2

 

 

 

 

12 Dec

(Sat)

Sing Sing, N.Y.

Henriques’ side 31

Neff’s side 31

(6 innings, due to darkness)

(PSOT: “Owing to the inability of some of the members, only fifteen appeared on the ground.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball at Sing Sing,” PSOT, vol. 3, no. 16 (19 Dec 1857), p. 245, col. 1

 

 

 

 

1858

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 Sep

(Tue)

Cohoes, N.Y.

Married 43

Single 42

(7 innings, owing to darkness)

(Vanguard BBC intra-club game)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base-Ball at Cohoes,” PSOT, vol. 5, no. 5 (2 Oct 1858), p. 68, col. 3

 

 

 

 

12 Oct

(Tue)

Cohoes, N.Y.

Single 23

Married 17

(return match – Vanguard BBC intra-club game)

(PSOT: “A bat, handsomely painted and ornamented, was put up as a prize to the person scoring the most runs.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base-Ball at Cohoes,” PSOT, vol. 5, no. 8 (23 Oct 1858), p. 117, col. 1

 

 

 

 

16 Nov

(Tue)

Cohoes, N.Y.

Married 72

Single 38

(Vanguard BBC intra-club game – 8 innings on account of darkness)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base-Ball at Cohoes,” PSOT, vol. 5, no. 13 (27 Nov 1858), p. 197, col. 2

 

 

 

 

1859

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Jun

(Thu)

Albany, N.Y.

Juniors 40

Seniors 36

(Champion BBC intra-club game)

(10 innings)

(PSOT: “The sympathies of the crowd were with the juniors [who rallied for 16 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the game] throughout each successful run, being greeted with loud applause. …  the return match is looked for with great interest by the circle of ball players in this vicinity, which, though small, is none the less enthusiastic.”)

(1) Albany, “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball at Albany,” PSOT, vol. 6, no. 16 (18 Jun 1859), p. 244, col. 3

 

 

 

 

23 Jul

(Sat)

Cohoes, N.Y.

Champion (Albany) 74

Vanguard (Cohoes) 50

(PSOT: “The ground was very rough and unfavorable for good fielding, which, together with the wind, which blew almost a hurricane, accounts for the heavy score obtained, …”)

(1) Albany, “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base-Ball at Albany,” PSOT, vol. 6, no. 23 (6 Aug 1859), p. 357, col. 2

 

 

 

 

18 Aug

West Troy, N.Y.

Albany 31

West Troy 16

(1) “Base Ball at West Troy, N.Y.,” NYC, [?] Aug 1859

 

 

 

 

26 Aug

(Fri)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior (West Troy) 35

Vanguard (Cohoes) 16

(TDW: “The game was characterized by harmony throughout.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7749 (27 Aug 1859), p. 3, col. 2

 

 

 

 

30 Aug

(Tue)

Troy, N.Y.

Wier’s Course

President Robert Green’s side 51

Other side 12

(Priam BBC intra-club game)

(TDW (2): “They played by the rules of the Gotham Club of New York.”)

(1) “The Priam Base Ball Club,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7749 (27 Aug 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7752 (31 Aug 1859), p. 3, col. 2

 

 

 

 

9 Sep

(Fri)

Cohoes, N.Y.

Vanguard grounds

Vanguard (Cohoes) 39

Victory (Troy) 29

(1) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7757 (6 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7761 (10 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3 (telegraph dated 9 Sep)

 

 

 

 

10 Sep

(Sat)

The Island opposite Albany, N.Y.

Champion (Albany)

Vanguard (Cohoes)

(scheduled)

(TDW: “As this is the return match, and is what is called the fly game, it bids fair to be an exciting match.  Accommodations have been provided for ladies, and we expect to see a good assemblage on the occasion.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7760 (9 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

27 Sep

(Tue)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior grounds near the end of the “Y” on the Albany Northern Railroad

Excelsior (West Troy) 19

Victory (Troy) 14

(TDW (2): “After the game was concluded the ‘Excelsiors’ gave the ‘Victory’s’ a collation on the field, which was got up in the most hospitable manner.  The Troy boys speak in the highest terms of their treatment, which they hope soon to reciprocate on a return match. / Each club wore a neat uniform yesterday—the Victorys a blue cap, white shirt and red belt; the Excelsiors a plaid cap and blue belt.  A number of spectators from this city and West Troy witnessed the match, and all seemed highly pleased.”)

(1) “Out door Sports,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7771 (22 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7776 (28 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 2

 

 

 

 

1 Oct

(Sat)

Troy, N.Y.

Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy) 25

Priam (Troy) 9

(7 innings, due to rain)

(TDW (6): “The Clubs are well matched—one is composed of young, strong, athletic men who believe in progress and manifest destiny;—the other of more staid and mature citizens, solid men but very good players.  The game will be witnessed by a crowd of people if the weather is pleasant.”)

(TDW (7): “The match was commenced about 2 P. M.. and when seven innings had been completed on each side the rain fell in such volume as to seriously embarrass the playing.    The Victory’s offered to postpone the match to any future period, or to proceed in the rain; but the Priams conceded that ‘the day was against them,’ and admitted themselves defeated.  Their play was creditable, considering it was their first match, and that their nine had never played a game together before.  They have the elements of a strong club, and will doubtless do much better with a little more practice. / The Victory’s played in a superior manner—particularly in fielding.  Their nine was the same that played at West Troy.”)

(TDW (8): “As the match game played … was pretty thoroughly canvassed in the Whig and Times of yesterday, we feel that little more remains to be said. / [Lengthy praise for Mr. Dyer, the umpire] / Perhaps the most entertaining exercises were gone through within-doors, gastronomically considered.  Great satisfaction was expressed on every side.  The presentation ceremonies went off with great éclat.”)

(1) E. B. Wood (Secretary, Victory BBC), “To the Priam Base Ball Club of Troy,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7753 (1 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7756 (5 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7769 (19 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(4) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7770 (21 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(5) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7778 (30 Sep 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(6) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7779 (1 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(7) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7780 (3 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(8) X., “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7781 (4 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

11 Oct

(Tue)

Batestown, N.Y.

Victory grounds near Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy) 30

Vanguard (Cohoes) 15

(return game)

(TDW (1): “a close contest is anticipated.”

(TDW (2): “The day was remarkably pleasant, attracting a large crowd of spectators from this city, Lansingburgh and Cohoes.  The game was well contested, and the clubs were ‘neck and neck,’ until the seventh innings, when the Victory’s improved their amasingly [sic] and came in with a handsome majority at the end of the match. / The Victory Club never played half so strong a game as they did yesterday; and the result, against so able a nine as the Vanguards, does them great credit.  … / After the game was concluded yesterday the Victorys and Vanguards had a collation at Wier’s, and cheered each other heartily.  Mr. Arthur presented the ball on the part of the Cohoes Club.  Dr. Hegeman received it and replied.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7787 (11 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7788 (12 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

13 Oct

(Thu)

Batestown, N.Y.

Victory grounds on the Lansingburgh road

First Nine 13

Second Nine 12

(Victory BBC intra-club game)

(TDW (2): “The match game … came off … in the presence of a goodly number of spectators.  The game throughout was close and exciting.  The fielding, as usual, was excellent.  This fact shows for itself, when it is remembered that seven ‘blind’ innings were played.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7789 (13 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7790 (14 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 2

 

 

 

 

14 Oct

(Fri)

Victory grounds on the Lansingburgh road

Victory 2 (Troy) 35

Priam 2 (Troy) 11

(TDW: (2): “It was thought at first that the game would have to be postponed in consequence of the inclement weather; but soon the western horizon began to light up and to confirm the promise, a refreshing west wind sprang up, thus securing a pleasant time to the player, so far as the weather was concerned. / We cannot say that we have not seen better play exhibited—on the contrary, the skill (if so it may be called) exhibited was much below that which has been shown by these clubs on previous occasions.  But there are palliating circumstances connected with the game, for instance, the rain which had fallen but a few moments previous to commencement of the game had rendered the turf very slippery, and Mr. Follett, one of the best players of the Priam Club, was somewhat indisposed. / … At the conclusion of the game the ball was presented in behalf of the Priams by their captain, Mr. E. J. Watt, with a neat speech, and was received by Mr. J. D. Parker, captain of the Victorys, in a very handsome manner. / After cheers had been exchanged the clubs adjourned to meet again, we hope, at an early day.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7789 (13 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7791 (15 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

14 Oct

(Fri)

Excelsior grounds

Excelsior 2 (West Troy) 23

Rearguard 1 (West Troy) 21

(TDW: “the latter club [Excelsiors] playing three substitutes from regular members of their ‘second nine”)

(1) “Base Ball in West Troy,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7791 (15 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

19 Oct

(Wed)

Victory grounds near Wier’s course

Victory (Troy) 54

Priam (Troy) 11

(return game)

(TDW (3): “The weather was quite unfavorable, still quite a large number of spectators were present who appeared to enjoy the game vastly.  The fielding of the Victory was far below the average.  The Priams’ were doubtless somewhat discouraged when they saw their opponents score up nineteen runs on even innings [end of 1st inning]; still they battled manfully, and at the end did not exhibit other than the most generous and kindly feelings, in spite of the extreme odds against them.  It was a great source of regret that a high wind was prevailing during the whole course of the game.  Had it been otherwise, we hazard nothing when we say that the fielding would have been very much better on both sides.  At the conclusion of the game, the ball was presented by Robt. Green, Esq., Capt. Of the Priams, with a very fine speech, which was replied to by W. H. Hegeman, Esq., Capt. Of the Victory’s, in quite a handsome manner.  Cheers were then given for each other, when the Clubs separated and wended their ways homeward.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7789 (13 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4 [date = 18 Oct]

(2) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7794 (19 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 5

(3) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7795 (20 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

21 Oct

(Fri)

Grounds at Wier’s Course

Priam (Troy) 46

National (Lansingburgh) 42

(TDW (1): “The Priam Club played very well indeed, and their steady batting and some good catching gave them the victory.    The day was very cold and windy, so that the players all had numb fingers, but quite a number of spectators were present, among them a good sprinkling from the Victory Club, whose sympathies seemed cordially in favor of their Troy brethren. / At the conclusion of the game Mr. Twing presented the ball on behalf of his Club in a really fine speech, full of apt poetical quotations.  Mr. Anthony responded in a happy vein.  All passed off pleasantly.”)

(TDW (2): “The conduct of the former club [National], at its recent match with the Priam, has been severely criticized.  The Lansingburgh players disputed the decisions of the umpire, attempted to ‘argue the point’ with him, and did other acts in violation of the rules and regulations.  This is wrong, and any club gyuilty of such conduct cannot expect recognition from other organizations.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7797 (22 Oct 1859), p. 2, col. 6

(2) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7798 (24 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

24 Oct

(Mon)

East Albany, N.Y.

Champion (Albany) 11

Pittsfield 8

(1) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7799 (25 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Champion vs. Pittsfield,” NYC, [?] Oct 1859

 

 

 

 

26 Oct

(Wed)

East Albany, N.Y.

Champion grounds at Greenbush

Victory (Troy) 29

Champion (Albany or Troy) 26

(6 innings, owing to the  “overspreading darkness”)

(TDW (1): “We also learn that the Victory has accepted the challenge of the Champion Club, of Albany, to play one day next week.  This, it is expected, will be the most exciting game of the season, and will probably be played in Albany.”)

(TDW (3): “The game … will excite unusual interest.  Great preparations have been made by the Albany Club for the match; benches have been provided, and large numbers of the fair sex are expected to honor the occasion with their presence.”)

(TDW (4): “The great match of the season …  The result is as gratifying as it was unexpected.  We understand that this is the first time that the Champions have ever been defeated.  … it was generally conceded that had the game been continued the Champions would have suffered more than they did.  We do not mean to have it inferred that the early termination was owing to any soliciations on the part of the C.’s, on the contrary, the proposition was made by the Vic.’s which was met cordially and in a friendly spirit by the former, thus closing the game. / To judge by the score, it would seem that the game was characterized throughout by poor fielding.  Such was not the case.  It will be remembered that a fly game was played, which is quite different in regard to the score, from a game which is played on the bound. / What recurs more particularly in favor of the Victory boys was the fact that three of the best men were maimed badly--Delavarge having chopped off the end of his thumb a day or so ago, Hegeman having one of his finger nails torn almost entirely off while practising on Tuesday afternoon, and Curtis capping the climax by unhinging his knee and knocking one of his finger jounts out of kilter.  These unfortunate accidents, it may be imagined did not put the Victor's in a much better playing condition, but, we believe, they are very well satisfied with the result. / The members of gthe Champion Club are gentlemen in every sense of the word.  They are deserving of the favorable encomiums which were extended to them by all.  The grounds are almost inaccessible from the Greenbush side, at least we found it to be so.  The foreigners finally emerged upon the grounds, humming, “aint I glad to get out of the wilderness.”  Besides being inaccessible the ground is quite uneven, but this was not a great obstacle as the game was played upon the fly, as we mentioned above. / At the conclusion of the game three rousing cheers were given by each club when an adjournment was effected to the eating saloon of the Hudson River Depot, where the Victory Boys, together with guests from other clubs, were regaled in a princely manner by the ever gentlemanly and hospitable members of the Champion Club, after which the ball was presented on the part of the Champions by Mr. Strever in an exceedingly happy speech, and was replied to by Dr. Hegeman for the Victory in a very handsome speech.  The Clubs finally separated with mutual good wishes for each other. / We cannot refrain from speaking of the gentlemanly conduct of Conductor Way of the T. & B. R. R. in delaying the train a few moments for the Vics., he has the hearty thanks of the Club.”)

(NYT: “the first defeat [the Champions] have suffered since their organization”)

(TDW (6): “the Albany Express says:-- ‘The Champions were deficient in two of  their first nine during the first three innings, and played by substitutes.  It will be seen that taking the last four innings apart from the rest, they played up to and beyond their adversaries, but were unfortunate on the first two..  The Champions are delighted with the gentlemanly conduct of the Trojans, and cannot say too much in their praise.  The Champions have challenged the Victory to a return match on Saturday, which they think will not end as badly as this.’ / The Albany Times says:-- ‘We are confident that if the full nine innings could have been played, the Champions would have come out ahead.  The Victory Boys are good fellows and it is a pleasure for any club to play with them; and in addition they have proved themselves good base ball players.  At the close of the game the Captain of the Champions asked for a return match which was granted, and will probably be played next Saturday.’ “)

(NYC: “the latter won by 3 tallies”)

(TDW (8): The return match between the Victory Club and the Champion, of Albany will not come off this season.  The Troy Club have three of their members partially disabled, and unable to do themselves or the Club justice.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7795 (20 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7798 (24 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(3) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7800 (26 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(4) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7801 (27 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 2

(5) “Sporting Items: Match Game of Base Ball,” NYT, vol. 9, no. 2528 (27 Oct 1859), p. 4, cols. 5-6

(6) “Local Matters: The Base Ball Match,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7802 (28 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 4

(7) “Champion vs. Victory,” NYC, [?] Oct 1859

(8) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7805 (1 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 2

 

 

 

 

 

28 Oct

(Fri)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior grounds

Rear Guard 1 (West Troy) 39

Excelsior 2 (West Troy) 29

(8 innings, owing to the darkness)

(TDW: The Excelsior second nine included “four substitutes from the first nine.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball at West Troy,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7804 (31 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

2 Nov

(Wed)

 

National (Lansingburgh) 56

Priam (Troy) 45

(return game)

(TDW (3): “The result was due to the unprecedented score made by them [the Nationals] in the 8th innings—23.    The conduct of the Lansingburgh Club was not what it should have been.  They were very noisy and vociferous, and when their Captain was appealed to they did not desist.  The absence of Mr. Follet, who was unavoidably detained, was a serious loss to the Priams.—Another, and deciding game, will probably be played in a few days.”)

(TDW (4): “After the last base-ball match between the Priam Club of this city and the National Club of Lansingburgh, the latter published a card in which they said:--‘If the members of the Priam club are dissatisfied with the result, why, let them send along a challenge and we will show the same thing over again.’  Last week the Priams did send along a challenge for a friendly game to take place yesterday; but the Lansingburghers did not see fit to accept it according to their card—alleging as a reason the absence of one of their players.  The are to play no [more?] matches this season.”)

(TDW (5): “The National Club of Lansingburgh and the Priam of this city will play a game of base ball at Wier’s Course to-day.”)

(TDW (6): “The proposed base ball match between the Priam Club of this city and the National of Lansingburgh did not come off as announced yesterday afternoon.  The Lansingburghers claimed that they had not had sufficient notice, and declined to ‘come to time.”)

(1) “Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7794 (19 Oct 1859), p. 3, col. 5 [date = 21 Oct)

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7805 (1 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 2

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7807 (3 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 2

(4) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7813 (10 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(5) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7818 (16 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 5

(6) “Local Matters: Did not come off,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7819 (17 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

 

24 Nov

(Thu)

(Thanks-giving)

Victory grounds opposite Wier’s Course

First Nine 47

Second Nine 19

(Victory BBC intra-club game)

(TDW (1): “The first nine will give the juniors ten runs to start with, and we think it will be a close thing.  The losers are to get up an oyster supper for the benefit of the victors.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Last Match of the Season,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7821 (19 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7825 (24 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 3

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7827 (28 Nov 1859), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

1860

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 May

(Sat)

Schenectady, N.Y.

Mohawk (Schenectady) 31

Union (Upper Canada) 22

(1) “Base Ball in Schenectady—Mohawk vs. Union,” NYC, [?] May 1860

 

 

 

 

24 May

(Thu)

Victory grounds on Wier’s Course

First Nine 50

Second Nine 15 (+ odds of 15)

(Victory BBC intra-club game)

(TDW: “The excellent fielding of both nines was much admired by the large body of spectators.—But the tremendous batting of the first nine was particularly applauded.  The heavy score is attributable to this fact, as the second nine were not wanting in fielding but were particularly so in batting.  We understand that a return match will be played in a few days.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7974 (19 May 1860), p. 3, col. 2

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7980 (25 May 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

1 Jun

(Fri)

Whitehall, N.Y.

Union grounds

Victory (Troy) 54

Union (Whitehall) 10

(TDW (1): “The Trojans … with a number of spectators, will go up on Thursday evening …  Whitehall is confident and Troy sure.”)

(TDW (2): “The Vic’s met with a splendid reception at the hands of the Union boys.  The Victory boys arrived home last evening at 8:30, in high spirits at the result of the match …”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7984 (30 May 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7987 (2 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Victory, of Troy, vs. Union, of Whitehall,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 16 (16 Jun 1860), p. 244, col. 3

 

 

 

 

13 Jun

(Wed)

Wier’s Course

Benedicts 39

Bachelors 9

(Priam BBC intra-club game)

(TDW (1): “Spectators will find good accommodations.”)

(TDW (3): “a match, which was quite well attended.    The married men feel quite proud of their victory, and the ‘boys’ are all on the look-out for help-mates.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7991 (7 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Local Matters: The Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 7992 (8 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8000 (18 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

14 Jun

(Thu)

?

First Nine 29

Second Nine 19

(Victory BBC intra-club game)

(TDW: “Each side contained a number of substitutes, and the result cannot be considered a test of the respective strength of the sides.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8000 (18 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

16 Jun

(Sat)

Schenectady, N.Y.

Union (junior class in Union College) 46

Mohawk (Schenectady) 28

(base ball)

(1) “Mohawk vs. Union,” NYC, [?] Jun 1860

 

 

 

 

18 Jun

(Mon)

[West Troy, N.Y.?]

Excelsior grounds

Single 65

Married 35

(Excelsior BBC [West Troy] intra-club game

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8003 (21 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 5

 

 

 

 

21 Jun

(Thu)

?

National (Lansingburgh) 46

Union (Waterford) 11

(1) “Lansingburgh and Vicinity,” LG, new series, vol. 27, no. 34 (26 Jun 1860), p. 2, col. 6

 

 

 

 

22 Jun

(Fri)

[West Troy, N.Y.?]

Excelsior grounds

Alert (West Troy) 25

Alert (Troy) 23

(TDW (3): “The Alert Base-ball Club of this city covered themselves with glory in their match on Friday with the West Troy Club, composed of lads much older and larger than themselves.  Their play is said to have been so excellent that it would have done honor to the old heads of the Victory Club, and although the Alerts were beaten by two runs, they are entitled to all the honors of victory.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8003 (21 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Well Played,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8006 (25 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

25 Jun

(Mon)

Schenectady, N.Y.

Mohawk (Schenectady) 40

Beaverwyck (Albany) 20

(1) “Beaverwyck vs. Mohawk,” NYC, [?] Jul 1860

 

 

 

 

26 Jun

(Tue)

(post-poned from 21 Jun “in cose-quence of the rain”)

Wier’s Course

Priam 1 (Troy) 31

Victory 2 (Troy) 13

(TDW (3): “A match game (purporting to be of Base Ball …  The result might have been avoided, had the Victory boys played with anything like their accustomed ability.  We will not say that willfulness had anything to do with the game, but it seemed to be decidedly so. / During the first five innings the play was very sharp, and the result was clothed in much doubt.; but when the Priams went in on the sixth innings, and made seven runs, and again in the seventh made eight runs, then it was apparent to all that the Victorys would be obliged to reverse their belts.  The fielding on the part of the Victorys during those two innings was decidedly ‘butter’—the degree of ‘muffin’ seems to be too good to applied. / The fielding of the Priam Club was almost worthy of a first-class club.  We never saw them do better. / On the return match, it is to be hoped that the Victory boys will sustain their second nine reputation more fully than they did this time. / There was a very large party of spectators and we were glad to see that everything was conducted in an orderly manner. / … the Victory alias Vic-tim second nine got roughly handled.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8003 (21 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 5 [date = 21 Jun]

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8008 (27 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

29 Jun

(Fri)

Green Island, N.Y.

Wide Awake grounds

Victory 2 (Troy) 59

Wide Awake 1 (Green Island) 24

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8011 (30 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

30 Jun

(Sat)

Victory grounds at Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy) 42

Albany (Albany) 13

(TDW (2): “The long talked of match … / During the morning considerable apprehension was felt that the grounds would be too wet, in consequence of the soaking rain which fell the day before, but these fears proved to be without foundation, as the players arrived upon the field. / The Clerk of the Weather is entitled to a vote of thanks from all concerned in the matter, for the beautiful day which was tendered for their use.—Neither too hot nor too cold, with a fine breeze stirring, though not so strong as to incommode the players, and the players and the spectators enjoyed themselves exceedingly.  The attendance of spectators was very large—numbering between four or five hundred. / A policeman was on hand to preserve order, but his presence was scarcely needed, as the spectators seemed to owe it to themselves as well as to the players, to preserve the strictest decorum. / The fielding of the Victorys was superb—but their batting was a little the tallest thing ever seen around these parts, in the way of ball-playing—We surmise that if they play this week against the New Yorkers, as they did Saturday against the Albanians, some players,--not of this city, will get the worst of the bargain. / The Albanians are not bad players by any means.  Their fielding was excellent, with a few exceptions, their batting is not so effective as that of the Victorys, though this part of the game was well played.  The Albany boys are gentleman in every sense of the word, and we speak from authority when we say that the Victory boys want no more gentlemanly opponents to play against than the members of the Albany Base Ball Club. / Immediately after the match the presentation ceremonies took place when the Clubs adjourned to Weir’s Hotel, where refreshments were served. / We noticed that there were present delegations from the Champion, Beaverwycks, Tivoli and other clubs from Albany, Excelsior and Alert from West Troy, Union of Waterford, Van Guard of Cohoes, National of Lansingburgh, and several other clubs of this city.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8012 (2 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

30 Jun

(Sat)

Albany, N.Y.

Roanoke Jr. 29

Young Champion Jr. 25

(1) “Base Ball in Albany,” NYC, [?] Jul 1860

 

 

 

 

2 Jul

(Mon)

Albany, N.Y.

Washington Parade Ground

Excelsior (Brooklyn) 24

Champion (Albany) 6

(part of the Excelsior tour)

(AAA: “That it will be a game worth witnessing there is no doubt, for the excellence of the two Clubs guarantees that.  Ladies are invited and especial arrangements will be made for their comfort.”)

(TDW: “The Excelsior Club of Brooklyn, who have pretty well reduced base ball to a science, and who pay their pitcher $500 a year, are making a crusade through the provinces for the purpose of winning laurels, or losing them, with the different clubs on the way.  Yesterday afternoon they vanquished the Champion Club of Albany, and as the Victory Club, of this city, are to contest with them to-day, an immense delegation of Trojans went down to see the match.  The Brooklynites proved good batters, capital catchers, and their pitching was terrific.  … / The general impression among the Victory boys was that if they did not beat the strangers this afternoon, they would give them harder treatment than they experienced at the hands of the Champions.”

(PSOT: [lengthy account reprinted “from an Albany journal.”])

(NYC: “It was a fly game.”)

(Peverelly: “Saturday, June 30, 1860, the Excelsior Nine and others left for Albany.  They were received by a delegation from the Champion Club of Albany, and registered at Stanwix Hall.    After the game the Champions entertained their guests at the Merchant’s Hotel.”)

(1) “Local Affairs, etc.: The Base Ball Match,” AAA, vol. 35, no. 10,720 (2 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 1

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8013 (3 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Excelsior Base Ball Club,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 20 (10 Jul 1860), p. 308, col. 3

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Excursion of a Brooklyn Club,” NYT, vol. 9, no. 2749 (13 Jul 1860), p. 8, col. 4

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Excelsior Base ball Club of Brooklyn vs. Champion of Albany,” WSOT, vol. [xx], no. [xx] (14 Jul 1860), p. [xx], col. 3

(6) “Excelsior vs. Champion,” NYC, [?] July 1860

(7) Peverelly, p. 57

(8) Wright, p. 44

 

 

 

 

3 Jul

(Tue)

Troy, N.Y.

Victory grounds at Wier’s Course

Excelsior (Brooklyn) 13

Victory (Troy) 7

(part of the Excelsior tour)

(TDW (1): “The Victory Club of this city have on the tapis no less than seven matches, to take place during the coming Summer.  They expect to have a dusty time with the Excelsiors of Brooklyn, early next July.”)

(TDW (5): “The prominent local event of yesterday …  Although our Troy Club lost the match, they played a most splendid game, especially toward the close, when they fairly distanced their opponents, but were unable to overcome the majority gained by the Brooklynites before the Trojan heroes had fairly girded on their armor. / The match was played under the eyes of quite one thousand spectators—many of them ladies, and much enthusiasm was manifested.  The score, 13 to 7, is a very fine one, and as in base ball low figures represent good play, this may well be called a first class match.  The fielding of the Victorys was fully equal to that of the Excelsiors; but the skillful pitching of the latter club, resulting in the balls flying into the air and being caught, had most telling effect.  …/ The Excelsiors wore a pretty uniform—blue caps, white merino shirts, trimmed with blue, white belts, blue pants and white shoes.  Their play was much better than at Albany on Monday, and they admitted that had they played no better yesterday than on the former occasion they would have lost the match.  Their pitcher does not receive $500 a year, but he is a splendid player. / On the part of the Victory Club, their best players seemed to have the poorest luck; but all played well, and the compliments bestowed by their opponents were numerous and hearty. / After the match the Victory Club with their guests, partook of a supper at the Troy House.—Speeches were made, songs were sung, and the best of feeling prevailed.  Dr. Hegeman, on behalf of the Victory, presented the Excelsior Club with a ball and also a regulation bat, suitably inscribed.  Dr. Jones responded very handsomely.  The strangers then left for Albany, and will be at Niagara to-day.”)

(PSOT: “A numerous assemblage of the citizens of Troy, including many ladies, were spectators of the pastime.”)

(Peverelly: “The Excelsiors were received by Dr. Hegeman, Robert Green, and others.    After the game the Excelsiors were well entertained at the ‘Troy House.’ “)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8003 (21 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8012 (2 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(4) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8013 (3 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(5) “Local Matters: Exciting Base Ball Match,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8014 (4 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(6)New York Items,” AAA, vol. 35, no. 10,722 (4 Jul 1860), p. 2, col. 6

(7) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Excelsior of Brooklyn vs. Victory of Troy,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 20 (10 Jul 1860), p. 308, col. 3

(8) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Excursion of a Brooklyn Club,” NYT, vol. 9, no. 2749 (13 Jul 1860), p. 8, col. 4

(9) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Excelsior Base ball Club of Brooklyn vs. Champion of Albany,” WSOT, vol. [xx], no. [xx] (14 Jul 1860), p. [xx], col. 3

(10) Peverelly, p. 57

(11) Wright, p. 44

 

 

 

 

4 Jul

(Wed)

Troy, N.Y.

Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy) 45

Champion (Yorkville) 26

(7 innings)

(TDW (4): The Victorys’ “playing was not as fine as on the previous day with the Excelsiors of Brooklyn.  The Yorkville boys did quite well, but neither side put forth its usual spirit.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8012 (2 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Exciting Base Ball Match,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8014 (4 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(4) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8015 (6 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 6

(5) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Victory of Troy vs. Champion of Yorkville,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 20 (10 Jul 1860), p. 309, col. 2

 

 

 

 

9 Jul

(Mon)

Albany grounds

Albany (Albany) 31

Excelsior (West Troy) 28

(8 innings)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8020 (12 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Albany vs. Excelsior,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 21 (17 Jul 1860), p. 325, col. 3

 

 

 

 

10 Jul

(Tue)

Champion grounds

Victory (Troy) 21

Champion (Albany) 14

(fly game)

(TDW (2): “Victory perched on the banners of the Troy boys, and they won the game by only a few runs.  The play was very good on both sides, and at first it was thought the Albanians would win.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball Match,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8019 (11 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Victory of Troy vs. Champion of Albany,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 21 (17 Jul 1860), p. 325, col. 3

 

 

 

 

11 or 12 Jul

(Thu)

East Albany

Beaverwyck grounds north of the station

Victory (Troy) 34

Beaverwyck (Albany) 14

(7 innings)

(TDW (3): “The Trojans either contemplated an easy victory or did not get warmed up, for at one time the Albanians were four runs ahead, with every prospect of winning the game, from the loose fielding of their opponents, but on the third innings the Victory commenced to play in their usual style and with all their old force, so that at the end of seven innings, as they were twenty runs ahead, and the hour was getting  late, the Beaverwycks gave up the game. / The latter are fair players, and evidently thorough gentlemen—not indulging in a word or action on the field that would be out of place were ladies present.  We are very sorry that this is more than can be said of some of the Victorys and Trojan outsiders.  The coarse expressions emanating from the southerly part of the field yesterday, could not have raised the reputation of our young men in the eyes of strangers.  We only hope in future that the demeanor of the Victory Club may do them as much honor as their skill when on duty. / There were many spectators present yesterday, including a number of Trojans.—A high wind interfered with the excellence of the score.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8012 (2 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball Match,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8020 (12 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(4) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Beaverwyck of Albany vs. Victory of Troy,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 22 (24 Jul 1860), p. 341, col. 2

 

 

 

 

13 Jul

(Fri)

?

Alert (Troy)

Alert (West Troy)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: [untitled paragraph],” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8021 (13 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

Prior to

17 Jul

?

National 2 (Lansingburgh) 23

Mount Zion 2 (Brooklyn) 17

(1) “Lansingburgh and Vicinity: Base Ball Match,” LG, new series, vol. 27, no. 37 (17 Jul 1860), p. 2, col. 7

 

 

 

 

Prior to

17 Jul

The Island

Beaverwyck 32

Mohawk (Schenectady) 19

(return game)

(PSOT: “In the fifth inning {Beaverwyck catcher] Olcott caught a fly ball on short stop, and sending it quickly to the 2nd base, and by Holbrock [NOTE: Holbrook in lineup] to 1st, caught Howe and Brooks of the Mohawks napping, they having left their bases in expectation of his missing the catch, and thus put out 3 men on one ball.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Beaverwyck vs. Mohawk of Schenectady,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 21 (17 Jul 1860), p. 325, col. 3

 

 

 

 

23 Jul

(Mon)

Alert grounds at Wier’s Course

Alert (Troy) 21

Roanoke (Albany) 7

(TDW: “The Troy boys were pitted against competitors older and larger than themselves, but they achieved a signal victory.  If the Alerts will but continue their practice and act together, they will have a strong club that will reflect credit on the “muscle” of our city.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8030 (24 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Alert vs. Roanoke,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 23 (31 Jul 1860), p. 365, col. 1

(3) “Alert vs. Roanoke,” NYC, [?] July 1860

 

 

 

 

24 Jul

(Tue)

Weir’s Course

Victory (Troy) 38

Union (Whitehall) 9

(return game - 8 innings)

(TDW: “The fielding and batting on the part of the Whitehall Club, was superior to that displayed by them on the occasion of a former match on their own grounds, and was very creditable, but the Victorys had also improved and the result of the game was not very different from that of the former contest.    At the conclusion of the match Mr. Bascom presented the ball and Dr. Hegeman accepted it.  The Whitehallers went home in very good spirits, and their opponents pay a high tribute to their skills and gentlemanly qualities.  It must be remembered that the Victorys are rather of the invincible order.—They are without doubt the strongest club out of the Metropolis.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8031 (25 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

27 Jul

(Fri)

Victory grounds

Victory 2 (Troy) 30

Excelsior 2 (West Troy) 28

(TDW: “The result was in doubt for some time.  The West Trojans were ahead for a good while, but the Victorys caught up and won by their spirited play in the last innings.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8034 (28 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

2 Aug

(Thu)

Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy) 42

Excelsior (West Troy) 13

(TDW (3): “The play of the Victory’s was quite up to the usual standard, and the Excelsior’s did quite well.  They are a club of thorough gentlemen, and deserve much credit for their proficiency in the game.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8036 (31 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8039 (3 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

7 Aug

(Tue)

Albany, N.Y.

Champion grounds

Victory 2 (Troy) 36

Champion 2 (Albany) 27

(5 innings)

(TDW: “The size of the score can only be attributed to the warm weather. / It will be observed that the Champion played one more inning than the Victory.”)

(PSOT: “The game was, we understand, characterized by a style of playing which ought to be frowned down by every lover of and participator in, the game of base ball, viz., tricky playing—waiting for a runner to get in before striking, and similar small advantages.  As a consequence, the five innings consumed four hours and fifteen minutes of time—from 3 o’clock until 7 ¼.  Such style of burlesque ball playing is not indulged in or countenanced by any clubs in New York or Brooklyn; and we hope that all base ball organizations, wherever they may be located, who desire the prosperity of the game, will promply [sic] put a veto on all such spurious ball playing.  Blackball the ‘waiting game.’ “)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8044 (9 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Victory of Troy vs. Champion of Albany,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 25 (14 Aug 1860), p. 388, col. 3 & p. 389, col. 1 [Champion = 26 runs]

 

 

 

 

8 Aug

(Wed)

Chatham Four Corners

National (Lansingburgh, N.Y.) 37

Pittsfield (Pittsfield, Mass.) 19

(1) “Lansingburgh and Vicinity,” LG, new series, vol. 27, no. 41 (14 Aug 1860), p. 2, col. 6

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Pioneer vs. Ontario,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 26 (21 Aug 1860), p. 405, col. 3

 

 

 

 

10 or 13 Aug

(Mon)

West Troy, N.Y.?

Excelsior grounds

Excelsior BBC (West Troy) 56

Watervliet Cricket Club 8

(TDW & PSOT: “A return match of cricket is to be played between the two above mentioned clubs within a few weeks.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8046 (11 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball at Troy,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 26 (21 Aug 1860), p. 405, col. 2 [“within a few days’]

 

 

 

 

16 Aug

(Thu)

Bennington

Wide Awake (Green Island) 47

Star (Troy?) 21

(TDW: “the Star, a new and rising club”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8051 (17 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 6

 

 

 

 

24 Aug

(Fri)

Wide Awake grounds

Wide Awake (Green Island) 43

Zouave (Troy) 19

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8058 (25 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

25 Aug

(Sat)

?

Eureka (Port Schuyler) 26

Excelsior 2 (West Troy) 18

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8059 (27 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

28 Aug

(Tue)

Chatham grounds

Victory (Troy) 79

Chatham 11

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8062 (30 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

30 Aug

(Thu)

Troy, N.Y.

Former Victory grounds

Star (Albany) 36

Alert (Troy) 14

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8061 (29 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8063 (31 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(3) “Base Ball at Troy, N.Y.,” NYC, [?] Sep 1860

 

 

 

 

30 Aug

(Thu)

Batestown

National (Lansingburgh) 45

Joe Leggett (Cohoes) 17

(6 innings)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8064 (1 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 6

(2) “Lansingburgh and Vicinity,” LG, new series, vol. 27, no. 44 (4 Sep 1860), p. 2, col. 6

 

 

 

 

30 Aug

(Thu)

?

Champion (Albany) 20

Excelsior (West Troy) 19

(TDW: “The Champion Club, of Albany, says the Statesman, played the Excelsior Club of West Troy on Friday, and, contrary to our expectations, ‘had a hard row to hoe.’  The Excelsiors played finely, while the batting of the Champions was far below their usual standard, and the consequence was a closely contested and exciting game.  The Excelsior Club have made several alterations in their nine, which have vastly improved it.  … A large number of spectators were present, including a great many ladies.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8065 (3 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

 

 

 

 

30 Aug

(Thu)

Pioneer grounds

Empire

Pioneer

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8061 (29 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

1 Sep

(Sat)

?

Excelsior 2 (West Troy) 42

Trojan 20

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8065 (3 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

 

 

 

 

1 Sep

(Sat)

?

Zouave 2 (Troy) 69

Mohawk 2 (Green Island) 33

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8066 (4 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

5 Sep

(Wed)

Albany, N.Y.

Champion 2 (Albany) 41

Capitol City 1 (Albany) 19

(return game - 6 innings)

(1) “Base Ball in Albany,” NYC, [?] Sep 1860

 

 

 

 

6 Sep

(Thu)

?

Victory 2 (Troy) 45

Star 1 (South Troy) 6

(7 innings)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8069 (7 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

 

 

 

 

7 Sep

(Fri)

?

Zouave (Troy) 35

Alert (Troy) 26

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8070 (8 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

7 Sep

(Fri)

Excelsior grounds

Wide Awake (Green Island)

Excelsior 2 (West Troy)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8058 (25 Aug 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

14 Sep

(Fri)

Schenectady, N.Y.

Mohawk grounds

Mohawk (Schenectady) 37

Excelsior (West Troy) 33

(1) “Excelsior vs. Mohawk,” NYC, [?] Sep 1860

 

 

 

 

15 Sep

(Sat)

?

Alert 2 (Troy) 37

Empire 1 (?) 27

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8079 (19 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

15 Sep

(Sat)

Albany Parade Ground

Alert (Troy)

Roanoke (Albany)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8076 (15 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

 

 

 

 

18 Sep

(Tue)

North Adams, Mass.

Victory (Troy) 67

North Adams (North Adams, Mass.) 18

(TDW: The Victory Base Ball Club of this city take a trip to North Adams to-day to play a friendly game of ball with the North Adams Club.  They will take the 8 A. M. train.  Some very fine play by these two clubs is anticipated.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8078 (18 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8079 (19 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

19 Sep

(Wed)

Victory grounds

Victory 2 (Troy) 58

Wide Awake (Green Island) 11

(TDW: “The ‘Vics’ played with their usual luck, while the Wide Awakes luck seemed to have deserted them.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8082 (22 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

 

 

 

 

20 Sep

(Thu)

?

Champion (Albany) 27

National (Lansingburgh) 15

(6 innings)

(TDW: “the National Club of Lansingburgh, a crack club …  The playing was fine on both sides, but the batting of the Champions was by far the best, some tall hitting being done by them.  It was a very interesting game, and but for the unruly crowd of roughs, from Lansingburgh, that came to back their favorite club, it would have been a very pleasant time.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8083 (24 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

22 Sep

(Sat)

?

Star 27 or 28

Zouave 24 or 25

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8084 (25 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

22 Sep

(Sat)

Schenectady, N.Y.

Knickerbocker (Albany) 32

Mohawk (Schenectady) 23

(1) Peverelly, p. 86

 

 

 

 

24 Sep

(Mon)

?

Putnam (Troy) 33

Ever Ready 2 (Green Island) 26

(1) “Local Matters: A Match Game,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8085 (26 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 5

 

 

 

 

27 Sep

(Thu)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior grounds

Victory (Troy) 13

Excelsior (West Troy) 7

(return game)

(TDW (2): “The playing of both sides was excellent, there being no less than five blind innings on both sides.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8086 (27 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8087 (28 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

28 Sep

(Fri)

Star grounds

Wide Awake 2 (Green Island) 31

Star 2 (Troy) 27

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8088 (29 Sep 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

28 Sep

(Fri)

Troy, N.Y.

Knickerbocker (Albany) 28

Priam (Troy) 24

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8089 (1 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) Peverelly, p. 86 [Knickerbocker opponent = Preams]

 

 

 

 

29 Sep

(Sat)

?

Empire (Troy) 45

Hudson (West Troy) 15

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8090 (2 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 5

 

 

 

 

29 Sep

(Sat)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior grounds

Eagle 47

Watervliet 23

(return game)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8091 (3 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

4 Oct

(Thu)

Eureka grounds

Watervliet (West Troy)

Union (West Troy)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8091 (3 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

4 Oct

(Thu)

Wier’s Course

Victory (Troy)

Natiomal (Lansingburgh)

(scheduled match canceled)

(TDW (2):  “the match game … did not take place.—It would not have come off, even had the weather been fine.  The National had expressed a vague desire to play the Victories, but when it came to the scratch they made up as our excuse that their club was broken up.

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8091 (3 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8093 (5 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

5 Oct

(Fri)

Victory grounds

Victory (Troy) 52

Champion (Albany) 21

(home-and-home game)

(TDW (3): “This being the ‘Home and Home” match, a great deal of interest was felt in the Base Ball community. / …  The playing on both sides was very fine,--the Fourth being a blind inning on both sides.  Nothing of particular interest transpired until the 8th inning, when Delavarge took the bat, with a man on each base, and knocked the ball over both fences, making a home run, and bringing in three others.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8091 (3 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8093 (5 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(3) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8094 (6 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

5 Oct

(Fri)

?

Alert (Troy?) 40

Zouave (Troy?) 24

(1) “Local Matters: [untitled paragraph],” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8094 (6 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

5 Oct

(Fri)

Union grounds

Wide Awake (Green Island) 32

Union (Waterford) 25

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8095 (8 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

6 Oct

(Sat)

?

Eagle (West Troy) 29

Alert (Troy) 26

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8096 (9 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

6 Oct

(Sat)

Eureka grounds

Star (Troy) 35

Eureka (West Troy) 30

(return game)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8098 (11 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

8 Oct

(Mon)

Star grounds

Niagara (Troy)

Clinton (Troy)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8094 (6 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

10 Oct

(Wed)

Wier’s Course

Married

Single

(scheduled Priam BBC intra-club game)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8097 (10 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

11 Oct

(Thu)

Victory grounds

Alert

Active (Lansingburgh)

(scheduled)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8098 (11 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

13 Oct

(Sat)

Star grounds

Niagara 35

Star 19

(TDW (2): “This is only the second game played by the Niagara’s, while the Star’s have previously vanquished every club in town, except the Victory.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8000 [sic: 8100] (13 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 5

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8001 [sic: 8101] (15 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

15 Oct

(Mon)

Greenbush, N.Y.

“On the Flats this side of the Railroad Depot”

Priam (Troy)

Knickerbocker (Albany)

(scheduled return game)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8001 [sic: 8101] (15 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

18 Oct

(Thu)

?

Victory (Troy) 25

Mohawk (Schenectady) 15

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8005 [sic: 8105] (19 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

18 Oct

(Thu)

West Troy, N.Y.

Excelsior (West Troy) 26

Champion 2 (Albany) 13

(7 innings)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8005 [sic: 8105] (19 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8006 [sic: 8106] (20 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

22 Oct

(Mon)

Port Schuyler

Trojan grounds

Victory 2 (Troy) 35

Trojan (Port Schuyler) 20

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8007 [sic: 8107] (22 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8009 [sic: 8109] (24 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

27 Oct

(Sat)

?

Alert 35

Active 24

(home-and-home game – 6 innings)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8014 [sic: 8114] (30 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 4

 

 

 

 

27 Oct

(Sat)

 

Schenectady, N.Y.

Mohawk (Schenectady) 30

Knickerbocker (Albany) 17

(1) Peverelly, p. 86

 

 

 

 

27 Oct

(Sat)

?

Gem 39

National (Lansingburgh) 18

(1) “Lansingburgh and Vicinity,” LG, new series, vol. 27, no. 52 (30 Oct 1860), p. 2, col. 5

 

 

 

 

29 Oct

(Mon)

?

Champion (Albamy) 14

Priam (Troy) 11

(return game – 6 innings)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8015 [sic: 8115] (31 Oct 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

30 Oct

(Tue)

Utica, N.Y.

Victory (Troy) 18

Utica 14

(TDW: “The Victory Club have added another laurel to the many now worn by them, ….  The game was handsomely contested and the result reflected honor upon both sides.  The Troy boys speak in very high terms of the treatment they received at Utica, and the ‘boys’ of that town are evidently gentlemen.”)

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8016 [sic: 8116] (1 Nov 1860), p. 3, col. 2

 

 

 

 

16 Nov

(Fri)

?

Knickerbocker (Troy) 25

Putnam (Troy) 12

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8033 [sic: 8133] (21 Nov 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

17 Nov

(Sat)

?

Active 22

Excelsior 20

(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” TDW, vol. 26, no. 8033 [sic: 8133] (21 Nov 1860), p. 3, col. 3

 

 

 

 

20 Nov

(Tue)

Albany, N.Y.

Champion grounds

Knickerbocker (Albany) 22

Champion (Albany) 8

(base ball – 5 innings, due to darkness)

(1) “Knickerbocker vs. Champion,” NYC, [?] Nov 1860

(2) Peverelly, p. 86