In baseball, Union and Excelsior play one of the lowest scoring games on record, final score 7-4

At the Morrisania Ground in the Bronx, the local Union Club played Brooklyn's visiting Excelsior Club in one of the lowest scoring baseball games on record. The two teams played for just under two and a half hours in nine innings with the final score standing at seven to four in favor of Excelsior.  Only a single run was scored in the first four completed innings, something quite unheard of in the high-scoring days of mid-nineteenth century baseball.  (By John Osborne)
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"Baseball - Union of Morrisania vs, Excelsior of Brooklyn, Excelsior 7 - Union 4!" New York Times, September 8, 1860. 
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