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The following are the baseball events of the year 1870 throughout the world.  



  • July 23 - The visiting Mutuals of New York defeat the Chicago White Stockings 9-0 before 5,000 spectators at Dexter Park. The shutout pitched by Rynie Wolters is the first against any NABBP championship contender, inspiring Chicago (verb) and Chicago game as lingo for shutout through the 1890s.
  • July 27 - The Red Stockings lose at home for the first time in their professional era, dropping an 11-7 decision to the Athletics of Philadelphia.
  • September 15 - In front of a crowd of 4,000 that paid 50¢ at the Union Grounds in Brooklyn, the New York Mutuals beat the Athletics for the second time in four weeks by a 12-11 score. This gives the Muts the temporary possession of the flag.
  • November 1 - In the most controversial game since the 1860 season, the Chicago White Stockings end up on top of a 7-5 score. Leading by one run in the ninth inning, the New Yorkers walk off the field and the score reverted to the last inning completed. This is the second victory by the Chicago club over the Muts in five weeks and gives the Chicagoans the (disputed) championship for the year.
  • November 21 - President Bonte recommends that the Cincinnati Base Ball Club not employ a professional nine for 1871, for that will be too expensive. The club officially dissolves that winter.




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