• Happy 166th Birthday, Organized “Cartwright” Baseball

    Posted by on June 19th, 2012 · Comments (3)

    On June 19th 1846, the first officially recorded, organized baseball match was played under Alexander Cartwright’s rules at Hoboken’s Elysian Fields. (The New York Base Ball Club defeatied the Knickerbockers, 23-1.)

    And, no, Jamie Moyer did not pitch in that game.

    Comments on Happy 166th Birthday, Organized “Cartwright” Baseball

    1. MJ Recanati
      June 19th, 2012 | 3:37 pm

      Very cool tidbit! As a resident of Hoboken and as someone going to tonight’s Yanks-Braves game, I’m fulfilling my patriotic duty as a baseball-loving American!

    2. June 19th, 2012 | 3:54 pm

      FYI, it’s also the Iron Horse’s birthday today.

    3. MJ Recanati
      June 19th, 2012 | 4:16 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      FYI, it’s also the Iron Horse’s birthday today.

      I actually knew that, courtesy of a little desk calendar I have here at work that provides baseball birthdays as well as trivia.

      I will wish the Iron Horse a happy birthday once I get to the ballpark.

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