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In Brooklyn, the visiting Athletic Baseball Club of Philadelphia defeats the Resolute Club of Brooklyn 39-14.

Baseball Match, Athletic of Philadelphia vs. Resolute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York, June 15, 1865, artist's impression.
The Resolute Baseball Club of Brooklyn hosted the visiting Athletic Club of Philadelphia at an afternoon match at the Union Ground in Brooklyn.  In a two and a half hour match, the visitors took control in the fifth inning and ran out handy winners by a score of 39 to 14.  Following the game, the clubs shared a dinner at the Maison Doree in Brooklyn.  The Athletic Club played Gotham the next day in Hoboken before returning home.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Out Door Sports - Baseball," New York Times, June 16, 1865