1846 Hoboken Base Ball Game Re-enactment at Stevens June 16th 1pm
From the Hoboken Historical Museum, an event that celebrates on of Hoboken’s firsts, the first organized baseball game….
One of Hoboken’s “100 Firsts” is hosting the first officially recorded, organized “base ball” game played under Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr.’s rules, on June 19, 1846. According to historical records, the New York Nine defeated Cartwright’s Knickerbockers, 23 to 1, in four innings at Hoboken’s Elysian Fields, which were located near the Hudson River, about where the former Maxwell House Plant was located.
The Hoboken Historical Museum will commemorate the event again this year with a re-creation of a mid-19th century game, on Saturday, June 16, at 1 p.m. at Stevens Institute of Technology’s Dobbelaar Baseball Field. The teams will play by Cartwright’s rules for a competitive match. The public is invited to come root, root, root for the home team! All ages are welcome. Admission is free. The Museum thanks the Stevens Institute of Technology for making its facilities available.