Friday, January 8, 2010

The 1876 Brown Stockings: The Charmer's Chagrin

Greater attractions at Forest Park and elsewhere caused the crowd at Grand Avenue Park, to witness the third game of the week between the Athletic and St. Louis clubs, to dwindle down to about 1,500 spectators. The Browns won the toss, and Mr. Burtis again occupied the umpire's position, where he gave universal satisfaction. The Athletics led off in splendid style, securing two earned runs on four elegant base hits, and, although McGeary was disabled and had to retire from the game in the second inning, they failed to maintain their advantage, losing the lead in the seventh inning, when Blong and Bradley led off with three-bag hits, much to "the charmer's" chagrin. The catchers of both nines were badly crippled, and, had it not been for the pretty display of batting, the game would have been a very tedious one.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 25, 1876

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