Sunday, October 21, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: It Was Close Until The Fifth

The Baltimore and St. Louis Unions played a close game [in Baltimore] to-day up to the fifth inning, when the visitors by heavy batting forged ahead.  The lead thus gained was never recovered, and a score of 6 to 2 rewarded the prowess of the St. Louis boys.  The visitors' streak of batting, which brought them in 2 runs in the fifth inning, continued during the sixth inning and yielded them 3 more.  In the eighth inning the Baltimores secured a run on Say's single and Dolan's wild throw.  The pitching of Sweeny of the St. Louis was excellent and Dolan gave good support.  For the Baltimores, Sweeny played a poor game and the delivery of Lee was ineffective.  As usual, the umpire was cursed and yelled at by the crowd for giving a close decision against the home club.  He was right, and all through the game satisfactory.  Cuthbert, Shaffer and Rowe caught a number of excellent flies.  The attendance was 2,000.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 2, 1884

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