Sunday, February 26, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: A Fourth Of July Doubleheader, Part Two

Fully 8,000 persons witnessed the game between the St. Louis and Baltimore Union clubs this afternoon.  The game was won by the Baltimores by the score of 12 to 10.  In the first inning both sides were blanked although Dickerson made a single and Fusselbach a double.  In the second inning Robinson made the finest catch ever witnessed here-a running fly.  In the fourth inning Taylor made a clean home run.  In the sixth inning St. Louis added four runs to their score by safe hits of Taylor, Brennan and Dickerson and an error by Phelan.  In the ninth inning they made two more runs by safe hits of Gleason, Baker and Whitehead.  The visitors proved superior players in every respect to the home club, and the latter only won by lucky hits at critical points of the game.  Taylor carried off the honors in batting for the St. Louis and Whitehead excelled in the field.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 5, 1884

So the Maroons lost both of their games on July 4, 1884.  Remember that the club only lost nineteen games in 1884 so they took ten percent of their loses in one day.  And they still had seventeen games left on the road trip.

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