June 3, 1851: Match play, Knickerbockers vs. Washington Club (NY)

Some baseball games are historic even though few details of the…

Summer 1858: The Brooklyn-New York baseball rivalry begins

The baseball rivalry between Brooklyn and New York, made famous…

September 9, 1858: The New York rules in New England

Baseball before the Civil War was very much a regional game,…

June 30, 1859: Caught on the fly: Knickerbockers vs. Excelsiors

In the May 29, 1859 issue of The Sunday Mercury, a weekly New…

July 1, 1859: Baseball goes to college

Amherst College was founded when Zephania Swift Moore, president…

October 11, 1859: Upton Excelsiors become the Massachusetts champions

HURRAH FOR THE EXCELSIORS!Come my lads and listenTo what I now…