Monday, January 19, 2009

An 1870 East Side Match

The Magnolia base ball club of Edwardsville visited Alton on Thursday last to play a match game of base ball with the Wide Awake club of that city. The day was very hot and the game lasted between four and five hours, and resulted in the defeat of the Wide Awakes. The score stood Magnolia, 50; Wide Awakes, 34. At the conclusion of the game the latter felt so mortified at being beaten that with but one exception they could not treat their opponents with common politeness.
-Edwardsville Intelligencer, June 9, 1870

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