Early baseball in Washington, DC/Game 2

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Location Washington, D.C.
Year 1860
Month 6
Date 6
City Washington
State DC
Country US
Site Potomac Club Grounds
Modern address Washington DC
Was NY rules baseball Yes
Played by Locals
Team 1 Excelsior Club (Baltimore)
Team 2 Potomac Club (Washington)
Team 1 Score 40
Team 2 Score 24
Found by Craig Waff

This game appears on the Protoball Games Tabulation (Baltimore/Washington Table) compiled by Craig Waff. The game was reported by Baltimore Sun, Porter's Spirit, and the Clipper. The Spirit called it the "Pioneer game of the South."

Washington's population in 1860 was about 75,000. It was the 14th largest city in the US.


Craig Waff's account of the game is at http://protoball.org/images/7/7c/GT.BWash.pdf

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