Friday, January 13, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: The Contest Was Close And Interesting

The St. Louis and Cincinnati Unions came together yesterday for the third time this week in the presence of about 2,000 spectators.  The contest was a close and interesting one.  The batting on both sides was somewhat weak, the home team only securing four safe hits from Burns, who pitched with marked effectiveness, striking out nine men, while his support by Schwartz was excellent.  The home team had Taylor again in the box, and, although pitching two successive games, the visitors only secured six hits off his delivery.  Harbidge scored three hits of the six, including a two-bagger.  The visitors obtained their runs in the first inning on a two-baser by Harbidge and a single by Sylvester, with the aid of a wild pitch by Taylor.  The home team got three runs in the sixth on hits by Dunlap and Rowe and a costly error by Crane, who let the ball hit his foot and bound away out to right field.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 13, 1884

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