Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The State Of The Field At The Grand Avenue Grounds In August 1875

It may not be out of place here to say a few words in relation to the magnificent condition of the Grand Avenue Park. Mr. Augustus Solari, the popular proprietor, is working hard to please the general public, and the Browns in particular. During their absence he, with a corps of assistants, worked assiduously improving the field in every way, and now the grass is shaved so close and turf is so level that a ball will have nothing to stop its course except a player. High grass will never be the cause for defeat. Mr. Solari has expended $600 already this season in keeping the grounds in order, and his efforts to please should be appreciated.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 14, 1875

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