Hoboken hosted 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, at about 11th Street.
The Hoboken Historical Museum will commemorate the event again this year with a re-creation of a mid-19th century game, on Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m., on the Dobbelaar Baseball Diamond at Stevens Institute of Technology. The Hoboken Nine and the Flemington Neshanock will play by Cartwright’s rules for a competitive match.
Come by and root, root, root for the home team!
Then stop by The Shannon (106 First Street) for the post-game celebration.