Sunday, March 18, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: A New Pitcher (But Not The One You're Thinking Of)

Only a passed ball saved the St. Louis Unions from a whitewash to-day.  Shaw, formerly the Detroit pitcher, made his first appearance as a Union Association player and pitched so effectively that the boys from St. Louis could do nothing with his delivery and made but three scattered hits.  The Boston's also found Cattanch's curves very deceptive, and sized them up for only seven singles.  Brown made his first appearance since his reinstatement and caught Shaw in fine style.  The fielding on both sides was remarkable, the Bostons making no errors outside of the battery and the St. Louis nine but two.  Boston earned two of three runs in the first inning, on singles by Hackett and Brown, a base on balls, a passed ball, good base running by Murnan, and Butler's sacrifice.  In the third, base hits by Hackett and Murnan, with Brennan's fumble, gave another run.  The last Boston run was earned in the seventh on a hit by O'Brien, a put out, and Crane's single.  The visitors reached first base but five times during the game.  In the eighth Quinn's base hit, Brown's poor throw and a passed ball gave St. Louis its only run.  Quinn played a great game at first.  Attendance 1,200.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 17, 1884

I'll have more information tomorrow on the Maroon's starting pitcher in this game.

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