The Cincinnati Red Stockings won 130 consecutive games. Their first defeat comes from the Brooklyn Atlantics; Brooklyn Atlantics 8, Red Stockings 7 in extra innings. The 1869 Red Stockings made history not only as the first professional club, but they also ran off the longest winning streak in baseball history. Their final official record was 57-0. The Red Stockings played and won many more games than counted in the 57, but at today's standard they would be considered exhibition games. Harry Wright counted only those games against other sanctioned clubs as official. Thus, some record books list a much higher number of games won by the Red Stockings. The club fielded the same team in 1870 and ran its unbeaten streak to 81 games. The Reds were finally defeated by the Brooklyn Atlantics, 8-7 in 11 innings, before 10,000 spectators in New York.