Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Clipper Weighs In On The Shutout Streak

The New York Clipper says: What the St. Louis nine can do when they one and all put their shoulders to the wheel and go in to win, was shown in St. Louis during the past week, in the contests between the Brown and the Dark Blues, Pearce's Brown Stocking team doing things up brown to the tune of putting out the strong Hartford nine in twenty-seven successive innings, without their being able to score a solitary run. The fact is unprecedented in the annals of ball playing...What [the Brown Stockings] can do when they go in to win is one thing; what they have done and will do again is quite another...
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 21, 1876

Translation: Those Brown Stockings would be pretty good if they weren't all crooked and throwing games left and right.

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