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