Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: Thumped All Over The Field

The Pittsburg Unions again suffered defeat at the hands of the Lucas team this afternoon by a score of 7 to 2.  The game was loosely played on both sides, but the home team made a series of errors which caused their defeat.  Atkinson, the Pittsburg pitcher, was thumped all over the field, while Sweeny, the St. Louis pitcher, did effective work.  The field was wet and disagreeable, which was to an extent responsible for the shabby work of the players.  The weather was pleasant, but the sun hid itself behind a threatening cloud.  The attendance was not large, but considerable enthusiasm was evidenced when a really good play was made.  Dunlap, of the visiting team, played a magnificent game, while Joe Battin, of the home team, distinguished himself at third.  Daily, the one-armed wonder, will pitch for the home nine to-morrow.  
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 30, 1884

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