Friday, October 28, 2011

The 1884 Maroons: On To Altoona

The game to-day between the St. Louis and Altoona Clubs was witnessed by over 2,000 people.  The fame of the St. Louis Club had attracted hundreds from adjoining towns, and as the visiting team came upon the field they wee received with enthusiastic applause.  Their neat appearance and deportment attracted considerable attention.  The game, although ending largely against the home club, was nevertheless relished by the audience, as the St. Louis Club treated them to such batting as never before seen in Altoona, besides playing a great game in the field, having but one error charged to them.  The batting of Dunlap, third base play of Gleason and the battery work of Hodnett and Brennan were the great features of the St. Louis Club's play.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, May 1, 1884

And then the Maroons moved on to Altoona, PA, to continue their destruction of the Mountain City club.  But the important thing here is that Dunlap finally went all Dunlap on the Altoonas.

So What Did Dunlap Do?

This box score says he went five for five with two runs scored and, of course, his batting was one of the "great features" of the game.  I looked around for a better box score because I would like more details about Dunlap's day at the plate but I was unable to find one.  I just have this feeling that he didn't hit five singles.   

1 comment:

Cliff Blau said...

With 26 hits and 7 errors by the Altoonas, I wonder why they only scored 15 runs. Only 17 batting outs according to this box score (43 AB - 26 hits) and some of those probably reached base on errors. A lot of base runners lost?