Early baseball in Washington, DC/Game 1
From SABR Encyclopedia
|Spread of baseball: Home -> Washington, D.C. -> Early baseball in Washington, DC/Game 1|
|Site||Potomac Club Grounds|
|Modern address||Washington DC|
|Was NY rules baseball||Yes|
|Team 1 Score||15|
|Team 2 Score||37|
|First in Washington, D.C.||Yes|
|Found by||Craig Waff|
This game appears on the Protoball Games Tabulation (Baltimore/Washington Table) compiled by Craig Waff. It was reported in Porter's Spirit on May 26, 1860.
Washington's population in 1860 was about 75,000. It was the 14th largest city in the US.
Porter's Spirit of the Times, May 26, 1860.
Details from Craig Waff's Games Tabulation are at http://protoball.org/images/7/7c/GT.BWash.pdf.