Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Houtz And Blong Return To Their Old Stomping Grounds

As the Lucas grounds are not yet completed, the club have accepted Mr. Kelly's generous offer of Compton Avenue Park to practice on during this week. Among the players practicing there yesterday were: Williamson, of the Chicago Whites; Houtz, of the Bay City nine; Jack Gleason, Rowe, Blong, Taylor, Dickerson, Hodnett, Whitehead, Werden and Manager Sullivan, of the Lucas professionals; Oberbeck, Cross, Bien and Manager Cassilly, of the Lucas Reserves.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, March 27, 1884

It's kind of neat to see Charlie Houtz and Joe Blong, who played at the Compton Avenue Grounds with the Red Stockings a decade earlier, back together on their old grounds.

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