Monday, January 2, 2012

A Empire/Commercials Match From 1860

The match game of Base Ball between the Commercial and Empire Club, resulted in favor of the Commercial.  Owing to the late hour at which the game was commenced, only five innings could be played, on which the game was decided.
-Missouri Republican, October 10, 1860

According to the St. Louis Daily Bulletin, this game was played on October 7, 1860.  Note that Merritt Griswold was the umpire.  


Ted Yemm said...

Anybody else notice that score listed by innings adds up to 50 runs?

Jeffrey Kittel said...

Are you talking about the Commercials' score? I think that might be a ten rather than a 19. That would get you to 41 rather than 50. The first time I looked at it, I did think it was a 19 but now I'm pretty sure it's a 10.

And the fact that you guys are out there reading these box scores amuses me to no end. In all honesty, I don't even look at them as close as some of you do. With the pioneer era games, I just tend to look at the names and see who played in the games. I'm usually looking for people I know and people I don't know.