1870 September

2ndIn Cincinnati, the Atlantics of Brooklyn lose their 2ndgame in a row, 14–3.

5thIn Cleveland, the Atlantics lose their 3rdstraight, as Forest City takes them, 15–13, The Atlantics score 10 runs in the 5thinning after 2 are out to come back from a 14–1 deficit.

7thThe Chicago White Stockings travel to Cincinnati, and bring along their own umpire. With the help of some questionable calls, Chicago wins, 10–6. George Wright is missing from the Reds lineup.

15thThe Philadelphia Athletics travel to Brooklyn’s Union Grounds to play the Mutuals. A crowd of 4,000 is on hand, paying 50 cents apiece, lured by the appeal that it is a match game and not a practice game. The A’s score a run in the 9thto take a 10–9 lead, but the Mutes tie when Alphonese Martin scores and win when John Hatfield scores on Fergy Malone’s passed ball.

22nd  The Mutuals of New York win the Championship for 1870 by defeating the Atlantics 10–4 at the Union Grounds before 10,000. The game has such national interest that telegraph wires are strung and inning-by-inning results are sent nationwide.

24thIn a close game in Brooklyn, the Chicago White Stockings score 5 in the 8thto beat the Atlantics, 9–4.

26thIn Philadelphia, the White Stockings continue their excellent play with a 12–11 victory over the Athletics. Philadelphia does not have the services of their 10-year vet Dick McBride, out with a sore hand. The Whites score 4 in the last of the 9thto win.

27thBack in NY to accept a challenge from the Mutuals to play a series for the 1870 Championship, now held by the Mutes, The White Stockings win, 22–11. The match attracts 10,000.