Monday, January 11, 2010

The 1876 Brown Stockings: Saved By The Rain

The Brown Stockings have good cause to thank Providence and the weather clerk for saving them from a disastrous defeat at the hands of the Mutuals yesterday afternoon. The game opened with the visitors at the bat, and by Holdsworth's single, Start's double, and a series of errors, they secured three runs before the third hand was out. In the third inning, by the fine batting of Star and Treacy, and bad errors by Clapp and Mack, they added two additional tallies to their side of the ledger. For the Browns, Dehlman got in an unearned run in the third inning, and the score remained 5 to 1 when the first half of the fifth inning had been played. Another half inning would doubtless have settled the Browns, as far as the game was concerned, but the rain came to their aid, and rendered further play impossible. The Mutes batted Bradley very freely, and fielded with an earnestness which they had not hitherto shown in this city. The veteran Start secured three safe hits and four totals off Bradley, and went to the bat but three times. It was an off day for the home team, both at the bat and in the field.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 2, 1876

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