Sunday, October 9, 2011

The 1884 Maroons: Rain, Rain And More Rain

If the sun comes out bright and warm this morning the "game to-day" banner will be hoisted at base ball headquarters, Seventh and Pine, at noon and will remain up until 3:30, at which time the Chicago and St. Louis clubs of the Union Association will commence the second game of the championship series.  If the banner is not up at noon no game will be played... 
The Chicago Unions leave here for Cincinnati to-morrow night.  So even if they play to-day and to-morrow, one of the four games which they were to have played here on this trip will have to be postponed.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 22, 1884

It appears that there was a four game series scheduled between the Maroons and Chicago, with games on April 20, 21, 22, and 23.  The only game that was played was the first game on the 20th.  The Maroons' second game was played on April 24, against Altoona.

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