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In New York baseball, good early innings allow Excelsior and Putnam to notch up easy wins

The Knickerbocker and Excelsior Baseball Clubs, New York, 1858
09/15/1860
Two Brooklyn baseball clubs Excelsior and Independent played a game at the Excelsior home ground.  The powerhouse Excelsiors were run away winners by a score of 46-14, having led by the end of the second inning by 18-2.  Meanwhile, in the Bronx, the Union Club was hosting Putnam, a game that the visitors broke open in the early innings, finally winning by a score of 12-6.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Excelsior vs Independent," New York Times, September 17, 1860. 

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