Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Champions Of Madison County

This afternoon the champions of Madison County, Ill., are to put in an appearance at the Grand Avenue Park, where they will endeavor to trounce the crack club of St. Louis.  The Edwardsville Club gained its title by defeating the Alton cracks and other organizations of a like caliber, and their friends are not a bit uneasy as to the outcome of to-day's contest.  The Edwardsville Club plays a splendid game, both at the bat and in the field, and will undoubtedly make it warm for the St. Louis professionals.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 6, 1879

The game of base ball played yesterday afternoon, between the Edwardsville, Illinois, team and the St. Louis Browns, at the Grand Avenue Park, proved to be a one-sided affair, as at the end of the ninth round the Madison County Suckers had a whole nest full of goose eggs while the Browns had twenty-six runs on their side of the book.  A great many pretty plays were made by both sides, and the 300 spectators in attendance applauded them heartily.  The Browns batted splendidly.  Twenty-four safe hits were made by the Browns, while only one was got in by the Illinois crew...
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 7, 1879

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