Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We Are Rejoiced

Champions Of The West
Empires of St. Louis Victorious

We are rejoiced to announce that the Empire Base Ball Club, of our city, have won the silver ball, at Dubuque, and are now the champions of the West. We are permitted to copy the following private dispatch, received yesterday afternoon, announcing the fact:

Dubuque, September 29, 1865
W.H. Barklage: Empire Base Ball Club, of St. Louis, won. Ball score twelve to five.
W.P. Thorne
-St. Louis Daily Press, September 30, 1860

Love the telegram. The W.H. Barklage, I'm guessing, has to be Herman Barklage, an original member and long-time treasurer of the club.

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