In Brooklyn baseball, the Excelsior vs. Atlantic game is abandoned as a draw due to crowd trouble

An estimated 20,000 people were at the Putnam Ground in Brooklyn to watch a baseball game between the two leading clubs in the area, the Atlantic and the Excelsior.  After six innings of a well contested game with the Excelsior leading 8-6, elements in the crowd supporting the Atlantic club grew so disruptive that the captains agreed to discontinue and declare the meeting a draw.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
"Grand Base Ball Match," New York Times, August 24, 1860.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Education/Culture
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