Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: Sweeney In The Box

The St. Louis Unions had no trouble in defeating the Kansas City Unions to-day, the score standing 9 to 1.  A finer exhibition of ball-playing than that of Lucas' champions was never seen, their work at the willow being very clever, they hitting Hickman hard for twelve hits, with a total of fifteen bases, and playing a faultless fielding game, not a single error being charged against the whole team.  Every play was made with clock-work precision, some of them being remarkably brilliant, Dunlap, as usual, carrying off the honors of the infield by some magnificent running catches.  Shaffer in right field and Boylein left also succeeded in throwing out men at first and second.  Sweeney's work in the box was excellent, although he did not strike out as many of the Kansas City nine as was expected.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 30, 1884

This was the first game that Charles Sweeney pitched for the Maroons.

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