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Second game in Philadelphia Athletics and Brooklyn Atlantic series ends with victory for the visitors.

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.  The second, at the Capitoline Grounds in Brooklyn, with 152 policemen attending, ended with a 27-17 Athletics victory. The series concluded with a third game the following week back in Philadelphia. (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.