Friday, September 17, 2010

The 1886 World Series: I'm Pretty Sure This Is An Insult

If there is any particular variety of honorable activity which Chicago knows more about than playing base ball, it would be well perhaps for her to display it in St. Louis. Of course, in sports of all kinds Chicago expected to be beaten by this city, as she has always been in general business, culture and progress. The fact, however, that she ranks second to the metropolis in these respects indicates that the pretentious little city at the head of Lake Michigan is, to use a Shakspearean phrase, "no slouch."
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 22, 1886

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