Upset Gives Western Clubs First win vs. the East

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Date Thursday, July 25, 1867
Location Rockford, IL, United States

When the Forest City BBC of Rockford, IL, upset the touring National BBC of Washington, D.C., it marked the first win for a "western" club against a team from the east.


John Thorn, "The Most Important Game in Baseball History?-- Rockford vs. Washington", in Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century (SABR, 2013), pp. 55-57

Submitted by Larry McCray


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