Baltimore Excelsiors defeat Washington Potomacs in first intercity baseball game outside New York City

On a fine day in the capital, the best teams in Baltimore and Washington DC met on the "White Lot" behind the White House.  More than a thousand watched the Baltimore Excelsiors beat the Washington Potomacs 40-12.  The batting hero for Baltimore was 34 year old physician and third baseman John W.F. Hank, a Dickinson graduate of 1846. This was perhaps the first intercity baseball game played outside the New York area.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
James H. Bready, Baseball in Baltimore: The First 100 Years (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998), 6.
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