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In baseball, the new Alpine Club of New York plays its first game, and wins

The Knickerbocker and Excelsior Baseball Clubs, New York, 1858
08/24/1860
New York area baseball clubs were beginning to proliferate as the game grew in popularity.  On this day, the Alpine Club of New York, formed among the young men of the Jane Street Methodist Church played its first game, against Union of Elizabeth City, New Jersey at the Elysian Fields in Hoboken. The new club won in a closely contested game, 20 to 17 in nine innings.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 "Union of Elizabeth City, N.J. versus Alpine of New York," New York Times, August 25, 1860.

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