Sunday, February 21, 2010

The 1876 Brown Stockings: The Great American Whitewashers

The base ball bird paid Louisville another visit to-day, and again left its mark on the home nine. St. Louis scored two in the first inning. Pike went to first on a clean hit, and stole second on Snyder's bad throw. Clapp was given a base on balls. McGeary went out to Somerville, and Battin should have done likewise, but was given a life on a missed fly by Somerville, Pike scoring and Clapp taking second. Battin was thrown out by Snyder, and Clapp scored on safe singles of Blong and Cuthbert. In the third inning, after two outs, Cuthbert hit to left for three bases, and came home on a clean hit by Blong. No more runs were made. Louisville did not reach first till the eighth inning, when Snyder was given that base by Clapp's failure to catch the third strike. Errors by McGeary and Dehlman gave Snyder third and Hastings first, ,where they were left. In the ninth inning, Gerhardt got in the first base hit for Louisville.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 9, 1876

This was Bradley's fourteenth shutout of the season. I've lost track of the one, two and three hitters that he threw in 1876.

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