Monday, February 27, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: The Return Of Bill Taylor

Taylor, the jumping pitcher of the St. Louis Club, appeared in the box to-day, having been won back by Lucas, notwithstanding he received $300 with the understanding that he should sign to play the remainder of the season with the Athletics.  He proved a winning card, as the home team were unable to do anything with his twisters.  Gleason at third and Whitehead at short played wonderfully, disposing of no less than eleven players, while Rowe led at the bat.  For the Nationals, Deasley, Voss, Evers and Joy played their positions for all they were worth.  Dunlap and Quinn made a very pretty double play in the seventh inning, thus cutting off the last chance for the home team to increase their score.  About 1,000 people witnessed the game.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 6, 1884

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