The Detroit Free Press claims that O'Neill would not have as large an average against League pitches as he has against the Association twirlers. What rot! The Association twirlers are superior as a class to the League ones. Detroit's alleged sluggers were able to get but four hits off off Shreve, an Association cast-off, a few weeks ago, yet the Browns knocked this pitcher out.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 1, 1887