Takoma Defeats Petworth in Hotly Contested Game

The good old days of Washington amateur baseball. There were hundreds, if not thousands of articles mentioning match-ups between different neighborhoods. This one from July 23rd, 1900 was especially entertaining. I doubt that a rivalry exists between Takoma and Petworth today.

Takoma defeated Petworth in a hotly contested game in the other contest if the Suburban League yesterday. Both teams put up a splendid article of ball, but one error being charged up to each side.

Clayton was on the rubber for the Petworth boys, and twirled a good game, putting six out by the strike-out route. But the second inning proved disastrous for him, when an error, coupled with a few hits, gave the Takoma lads a lead hard to overcome.

A fast double play by Garrett and Burgess was the feature.

Below is the box score from the Washington Post.

Takoma 4 - Petworth 3 - Washington Post on July 23rd, 1900
Takoma 4 – Petworth 3 – Washington Post on July 23rd, 1900

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Todd

    One hour for a seven inning game. Try that today.