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In Philadelphia, rain cuts short the Atlantic-Athletics baseball series decider with the visitors leading.

Baseball game between Atlantic of Brooklyn and Athletics of Philadelphia, Brooklyn, New York, October 15, 1866, artist's impression.

The nation's two most prominent baseball clubs, the Philadelphia Athletics and the Brooklyn Atlantic, had agreed to an October series.  The first game in Philadelphia had to be abandoned when 40,000 people showed up but the next match in the series, at the Capitoline Grounds in Brooklyn, saw the visitors win 27-17.  The series concluded with this third game in Philadelphia with the Atlantics leading 31-27 before rain intervened in the eighth inning. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

ED Miklich, "Moneyball: Athletic of Philadelphia vs. Atlantic of Brooklyn," in Bill Felber (ed.), Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games that Shaped the Nineteenth Century (Phoenix, AZ: Society for American Baseball Research, 2013), 51-54.