Monday, October 29, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: Something Remarkable

The Baltimore Unions were again beaten at Union Park to-day by the crack St. Louisans.  The game was a good one, barring the errors of the home team, and it is owing to them that they were defeated.  Lee, for the home club, pitched a good game, and not a double hit was made by the visitors during the entire game.  Robinson caught fairly, but was very wild in throwing to the bases.  Two of his errors gave the St. Louis two runs.  The batting of the home club was the surprising feature.  Seery, Fusselbach and Robinson very seldom play a game without a hit, but for Lee and Levis to get double-baggers and Sweeney and Say singles was something remarkable.  Say's hit surprised him to such an extent that he attempted to run from second to home on a passed ball without going near third base, so anxious was he to get a run.  Shaefer, the new man from Kansas City, proved a dismal failure, judging from his work to-day.  He may, however, improve.  In the seventh inning the home team got 5 runs, which tied the score.  Then the St. Louis Club put in Boyle to pitch.  Boyle pitches a swift, straight ball, which is sometimes a little wild.  The batters are afraid of him throughout the Association, and many games have been saved by him.  Jennings umpired a fair game, contrary to the opinion of the St. Louis Club.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 6, 1884

I don't know who was filing these game reports from Baltimore but I like him. 

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