1868 September

7th The 2nd meeting between the Atlantics and the Athletics draws a crowd of 15,000 to the Union Grounds. The Athletics flex their muscles beating Zettlein and the Atlantics, 37–13. Every member scores 4 runs except Ned Cuthbert who scores 5.

10th At Brooklyn’s Union Grounds, the Athletics cuff the Champion Unions of Morrisania, 31–7. The winners have 34 hits and 7 errors while the losers have 9 hits and 21 errors.

18th The first game of the Championship Series between the Unions of Morrisania and the Mutuals is played before 6,000 at the Union Grounds. The Champions, helped by 3 home runs from George Wright—2 in the 7th—win, 28–12.

21st In Philadelphia, the Mutuals of New York beat the Athletics, 51–24, before a crowd of 10,000. Dockney has a pair of homers in a losing cause.

30th In Philadelphia, the visiting Cincinnati Red Stockings lose to the Athletics, 15–12. A controversy occurs before the game when the Reds introduce a completely dead ball made expressly for their own use. Philadelphia refuses to play with the dead ball and finally McBride yields and the game is played.