1865 October

13th The Eckford play a return match against the Atlantics at the Union Grounds with the latter prevailing, 35–8.

20th The Athletic Club of Philadelphia defeats the Alert club of Denville, Pa., by one of the largest scores on record, 162 to 11. This score is all the more remarkable since the Athletics played a game this morning with the Williamsport club, in which they made 101 to 8. In playing the afternoon game all the bats that could be procured are broken by the Athletics, and they are compelled to use the handle of a shovel as a substitute bat at the finish.

30th The final series for the championship opens in Philadelphia with the Atlantics defeating the Athletics, 21–15.