The New Orleans Pinchbacks again defeated the West Ends at Sportsman's Park yesterday, though they had a hard tussle to do it, the score being 5 to 4. About 2,000 people witnessed the game, a large number of whom left the Fair Grounds when the sports there were declared off and took in the game. The Pinchbacks put up a game hard to beat, Hopkins, their pitcher, doing very good work. He was well supported by Josephs and Francis, who alternated behind the bat. The feature of the game, outside of Hopkins' pitching, was the coaching of Price, catcher of the West Ends. He has a voice which would do credit to a rasp-saw, and kept up a stream of chin music which would have made an auctioneer sick. Price coached every man on his own side and gave the umpires gratuitous advice as to the performance of their duties, taking a special care to let the spectators hear everything he said. One funny crack to a base-runner caught the crowd: "Whar, dar, you come off dat base. You have no real estate down there. Come, there's beer up here at third base, sah; come now, come a runnin' here." And the runner made a dash for third and slid to the grand stand. He presented a sorry spectacle. The game was thoroughly enjoyed by the spectators. It was a sort of novel treat and kept up a constant stream of laughter and yelling. Rain stopped the game at the end of the first half of the sixth inning, after the Pinchbacks had scored three more runs, making a total of eight. The game ended in the Pinchbacks favor in five innings, the score being 5 to 4 for the West Ends. If the weather clears up the two teams will probably meet to-morrow at Sportsman's Park.
-St. Louis Republic, August 27, 1888
So what happened in the game? I can't tell you. I don't know how the runs were scored or in what inning. We're told that Hopkins pitched well for the Pinchbacks, so I guess that's something. But the emphasis of the article is on Price's coaching and how entertained the spectators were. It's less overtly racist than the account of game one but, again, the game is not treated seriously.