Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: Again With The Tedious

The third game between the Wilmington and St. Louis Unions resulted disastrously for the former.  They put Blakely, of the defunt Keystones, in to pitch and in the fourth inning the visitors hit him for eight singles and a triple, which, game them 9 runs.  The game became tedious.  Boyle pitched will, but two singles being made off him after the first inning.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 10, 1884

In the horses vs. bicycles race at Union Park, the bikes were still hanging in there, although they lost their lead.  At the end of the third day, the horses had 319 miles and two laps while the bikes had 319 miles and one lap.  I'm rather impressed with the performance of the bicyclists so far.     

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