The anniversary of the Empire Base Ball Club will be celebrated to-day (Thursday) by a match between the married and single men of the club. The playing will be at Gamble Lawn, commencing at 2 o'clock P.M. Ample arrangements have been made for the accommodation of visitors. The contest between the bachelors and their opponents will be most spirited, and cannot fail to attract a crowd of spectators.
-Missouri Democrat, April 16, 1863
This the third anniversary game of the Empire Club and it appears to have gone off without a hitch. No troops breaking up the game, no rain out, no postponements due to the death of Abraham Lincoln.