Saturday, March 27, 2010


A large crowd witnessed the game between the Lockport and St. Louis Reds today [in Lockport, N.Y., on September 2.] Reds, 55; Lockport, 2...

Base hits-Reds, 35; Lockport, 5.
Earned runs-Reds, 7.
Errors-Reds, 6; Lockport, several...
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 3, 1876

The Lockport, N.Y., Morning Times, of last Monday, has a good deal to say about the game played at the Fair Grounds in that city, the Saturday previous, between the St. Louis Reds and the Lockport club, and the following are a few of its "sayings:"

The attendance on the Fair Grounds Saturday was the largest of the season, fully 1,200 people being in attendance. The game they paid their money to witness, however, was a burlesque. For some cause that we can not even manufacture a reasonable excuse for, the Lockports were beaten out of "all semblance of recognition." Such terrible muffling and juggling and scrouging to get out of the way of balls was never witnessed previously on the American Continent.

With the exception of Hallett, Hawkes and Flannigan, every man seemed to have lost his nerve, and tangled up his legs and tried to fall on the ball in a manner painful to behold...

What a hollow mockery the music of the fife and drum was on the return from the ball-match Saturday.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 9, 1876

The Reds scored nine in the first, four in the second, five in the third, one in the fourth, three in the fifth, thirteen in the sixth, eight in the seventh, nine in the eighth and three in the ninth. Sadly, I don't have the box score.

On September 11, the two clubs met again and the Reds prevailed by a score of 16-15.

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