Saturday, January 2, 2010

The 1876 Brown Stockings: The Third Boston Game

The third game between the Boston and St. Louis clubs drew together a larger crowd than has yet greeted the visitors on their trip. The changes in the different nines can be noted [in the box score], a detailed description being impossible on account of our early departure home. It is sufficient to say that the playing on both sides was wretched...
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 18, 1876

It's tough to call this a successful road trip for the Brown Stockings. Yes, they went 8-4 over the trip but they also lost three games in the standings. Their pennant chances essentially died on the trip. Plus, you had the McGeary drama and the death of Miller. One has to assume they were all glad to get back home.

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