Sunday, October 30, 2011

The 1884 Maroons: Altoona Torn To Pieces

The same sad story is told again to-day--Altoona torn to pieces on the diamond, such ball-playing that the St. Louis Unions exhibit would conquer almost any club that was ever organized.  To see them take hold of Altoona is like seeing a giant jumping on an infant and throwing it in mid-air.  J. Gleason played a wonderful game at third base for St. Louis, while Hodnett's pitching was excellent.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, May 4, 1884

The sad thing is that the Maroons still had one more games with this club.

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