Excelsior of Brooklyn

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Excelsior of Brooklyn
E worn on button-on-shield on shirt
Full name Excelsior Base Ball Club of Brooklyn
Nickname(s)

Jolly Young Bachelor Base Ball Club [1]

Motto Ever Ownward![2]
Founded December 8, 1854 at Florence's Hotel, Broadway and Howards Streets in NY [3]
Ground

Carrol Park (1854-1859)
South End of Court Street Red Hook (1859-1870)

Presidents
Jeremiah Nelson Tappan (1854-1857)
Dr. Joseph Bainbridge Jones (1857-1865)
Richard K. Cooke (1865-1866)
Dr. Joseph Bainbridge Jones (1866-1870) [4]
League

NABBP

Uniform
Belt with 'Excelsior' written in Blackletter Font
Bow ties
Black Baseball caps with white brims
Dark Pants
White shirts with a button-on shield with a black 'E'

The Brooklyn Excelsiors were an amateur baseball team that played in Brooklyn, New York. Formed in 1854, the Excelsior ballclub featured stars such as Jim Creighton, Asa Brainard, and Candy Cummings.

1860 Championship Season[edit]

The 1860 Brooklyn Excelsior Base Ball Club

In 1860, the Excelsior club made a now-famous tour around New York and large cities in surrounding states. They defeated the Champion Club of Albany, the Victory Club of Troy, the Buffalo Niagaras, and the powerful Brooklyn Atlantics.

The Excelsiors were National Association champions that year, finishing in a draw with the Atlantic Club. However, the Brooklyn Atlantics were the accepted champions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peverelly, Charles (1866). the Book of American Pastimes: Containing a History of the Principal Base-ball, Cricket, Rowing, and Yachting Clubs of the United States. New York City: New York Public Library. p. 400. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, Dean (1997). Early Innings. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. pp. 30–31. ISBN 0-8032-9244-9. 
  3. ^ Peverelly, Charles (1866). the Book of American Pastimes: Containing a History of the Principal Base-ball, Cricket, Rowing, and Yachting Clubs of the United States. New York City: New York Public Library. p. 400. 
  4. ^ Peverelly, Charles (1866). the Book of American Pastimes: Containing a History of the Principal Base-ball, Cricket, Rowing, and Yachting Clubs of the United States. New York City: New York Public Library. pp. 400–405.