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June 19, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 19, 1874

* Early professional baseball game
* One of the most lopsided scores ever


The top of page 3 has one column headings: "The National Game" "The Worst Muffing Affair on Record-The Great Chicago Club Beaten, 38 to 1" with box scores. (see) Described in one baseball reference book as one of the poorest games of baseball played between two professional clubs.
Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Playing without suspended pitcher George Zettlein, the Chicagos are humiliated by Mutual 38-1. The Mutuals collect 33 hits, but are outdone by Chicago defensive miscues as they commit 36 errors in the game.

Category: Post-Civil War