The Cincinnati Red Stockings were unbeaten in 1869 and
extended their winning streak to June 14, 1870, when they were defeated by the
Brooklyn Atlantics in a classic extra-inning contest. Counting their final eight
victories in 1868, this brought their three-year streak against top-flight
clubs to eighty-nine; factoring in all of their games, historian Lee Allen set
the undefeated skein at 130. Photograph by Mathew Brady.
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