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The following are the baseball events of the year 1869 throughout the world.  

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Events

  • May 4 - The Cincinnati Red Stockings debut as the sport's first openly all-professional team, defeating the Great Westerns 45-9.
  • June 8 - An amateur club in Buffalo, New York called the Niagaras defeated another club called the Columbias 209-10 in the highest-scoring baseball game ever.[1]
  • July 3 - The Eckford of Brooklyn club defeats the defending champion Mutual of New York club for the second time this season by a score of 31-5. This puts the championship flag in the possession of the Eckfords under the current rules.
  • August 16 - The Red Stockings win over the visiting Eckford club 45-18 at their own Union Grounds.
  • November 5 - The Red Stockings complete an undefeated season with their 60th victory in as many contests, defeating the visiting Mutual Green Stockings of New York 17-8 before 7,000 spectators.
  • November 8 - For the second time since the Eckfords won the flag, they are defeated by the Atlantic of Brooklyn club. This gives the Atlantics the championship for the year by a 15-12 score.

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