Friday, July 20, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: Quincy Is Too Good For The Union Association

The Quincy Club, which recently resigned its membership in the Northwestern League, and is now applying for admission to the Union Association, played a beautiful game with the St. Louis Unions yesterday afternoon at Union Park.  The home team won by a score of 5 to 1, all of their runs being earned.  Black struck out seven of the local batsman, and was remarkably effective up to the eighth inning, after which he was hit pretty hard.  Daniels' catching was greatly admired.  But two hits were made off Sweeney, both being credited to Lynch.  The play of the visitors was greatly admired, and the contest established that the Quincys would make a creditable showing in any association.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 15, 1884

I honestly believe that Quincy would have gotten into the UA if they had given up more runs in this game.  If they had played poorly and lost 20-1, Quincy would have been recognized in the history books as a big league ballclub, alongside such great UA teams as Altoona and Wilmington.   

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