Saturday, January 21, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: Most Unmercifully

To-day the St. Louis Union Club walked over the Cincinnati Unions most unmercifully, but so gracefully as to elicit admiration from the 750 spectators who witnessed the feat.  The home club batted hard, as is shown by Dickerson and Rowe, the left and middle fielders of the visitors, being credited with nine put-outs, of which all but two were difficult ones.  But it was by splendid playing at the bat and in the field that the visitors won their victory.  With such batting as that of to-day by the Cincinnatis at least a half score of their hits that counted for naught would have been safe hits against any other antagonists.  Dunlap took in seven hits, of which five appeared safe for one base, and Whitehead made a long running catch, which before accomplished the feat seemed impossible.  Both clubs had good catchers, but the visitors were the better equipped with their pitcher. At all events, they hit Bradley more easily than the Cincinnatis hit Hodnett.  Brennan showed brilliantly in throwing to bases.  Hawes, of the Cincinnati Club, won applause by a over-handed running catch.  
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 18, 1884

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