Saturday, February 9, 2013

The 1884 Maroons: Feeling Sore And Anxious

The Nationals of Washington won yesterday's game from the St. Louis Unions and the contest proved one of the most exciting and close-fought of the year.  The visitors seemed to be in fine fettle, and while they batted Sweeney's lightning curves from the word go, their field work was sharp and clean and three double plays attest the rapidity of their movements.  Besides that they were feeling sore over their defeat of the previous day, which they justly laid at the hands of the umpire, and they were more than anxious to show their friends the fact that they were capable of better things.  This they succeeded in doing, their playing from the opening to the close being plucky as well as brilliant.  The St. Louis, although beaten, also played a plucky game, but luck was not with them this time, and in a close contest luck generally plays an important part.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 11, 1884

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