Victory Club of Troy v Albany on 30 June 1860

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Date of Game Saturday, June 30, 1860
Location Troy, NY, United States
Field  Add Field Page Victory grounds at Wier’s Course
Home Team Victory Club of Troy
Away Team  Add Club Page Albany
Score 42 - 13

Victory (Troy) 42

Albany (Albany) 13

(Troy Daily Whig (2): “The long talked of match … / During the morning considerable apprehension was felt that the grounds would be too wet, in consequence of the soaking rain which fell the day before, but these fears proved to be without foundation, as the players arrived upon the field. / The Clerk of the Weather is entitled to a vote of thanks from all concerned in the matter, for the beautiful day which was tendered for their use.—Neither too hot nor too cold, with a fine breeze stirring, though not so strong as to incommode the players, and the players and the spectators enjoyed themselves exceedingly.  The attendance of spectators was very large—numbering between four or five hundred. / A policeman was on hand to preserve order, but his presence was scarcely needed, as the spectators seemed to owe it to themselves as well as to the players, to preserve the strictest decorum. / The fielding of the Victorys was superb—but their batting was a little the tallest thing ever seen around these parts, in the way of ball-playing—We surmise that if they play this week against the New Yorkers, as they did Saturday against the Albanians, some players,--not of this city, will get the worst of the bargain. / The Albanians are not bad players by any means.  Their fielding was excellent, with a few exceptions, their batting is not so effective as that of the Victorys, though this part of the game was well played.  The Albany boys are gentleman in every sense of the word, and we speak from authority when we say that the Victory boys want no more gentlemanly opponents to play against than the members of the Albany Base Ball Club. / Immediately after the match the presentation ceremonies took place when the Clubs adjourned to Weir’s Hotel, where refreshments were served. / We noticed that there were present delegations from the Champion, Beaverwycks, Tivoli and other clubs from Albany, Excelsior and Alert from West Troy, Union of Waterford, Van Guard of Cohoes, National of Lansingburgh, and several other clubs of this city.”)


(1) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8005 (23 Jun 1860), p. 3, col. 4

(2) “Local Matters: Base Ball,” Troy Daily Whig, vol. 26, no. 8012 (2 Jul 1860), p. 3, col. 4

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Found by Craig Waff
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