1869 November

5th  Seven thousand Cincinnati fans brave the cold weather to watch the Red Stockings win their 60th game of the season without a defeat, beating the visiting Mutual Green Stockings of New York 17–8.

8th In a chilly final game of the Championship Series in Brooklyn between the Atlantics and the Eckfords, Pinkham’s double in the 5thwith the bases loaded gives the Eckfords a 9–8 lead. But the Atlantics score 4 in the 6thand go on to win, 16–12, winning the U.S. Championship A controversy arises when the Atlantics claim the pennant based on the custom of defeating the current title holder in a home and home series. The undefeated Red Stockings are hailed as the best team in baseball.