Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The 1887 World Series: After The Struggle

The Detroit players were very sore last night after their defeat. They seemed very much surprised at the outcome, as they full expected to win yesterday's game. They sat around in groups at the hotel last night, discussing the game, and all seemed to have awakened to the idea that they had their equals, if not their superiours, to cope with in the Browns. Dan Brouthers said that the Detroits had never seen such ball playing as the Browns put up, it being different from anything they had ever come up against. Gaffney, the king umpire, spoke in the most enthusiastic terms of the home team. "You never know what to expect from them; when you expect them to drive the ball out they bunt it, and vice versa. They have different styles of ball playing, and change their style so rapidly that it is hard to follow them." Betting had switched considerably last night, the odds being 60 to 18 on the Browns for to-day's game, and even money on the series.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 11, 1887

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