Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I Was Wondering About The Horse

Over 1,000 persons visited the Union Grounds yesterday and watched the players of the Union team practice...

There will be four entrances to the Union Grounds open to-morrow [for the Maroons' first game]. One of these will be on Cass avenue, one on Twenty-fourth street and two on Jefferson avenue...

All day yesterday a horse was kept at work pulling a heavy front roller over the Union grounds. So as to prevent the horse from cutting up the ground, his feet were wrapped in pieces of old carpet.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 5, 1884

I had kind of skimmed this article last week and wondered about the effect a horse would have on the field. Reading more thoroughly, I now know how to keep a horse from ripping up a baseball field. You learn something new everyday.

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