|The very symbol, the outward and visible expression of the drive, and push, and rush and struggle of the raging, tearing, booming nineteenth century.|
Hannibal, Mo., October 28. - The Hannibals and St. Louis Browns crossed bats here to-day, the result being Browns, 5; Hannibals, 0. McGinnis and Deasley were the battery for the Browns, and Foley and Daniels for the Hannibals. The game was a poor one, not a single run being earned. The Hannibals played the worst game they have played this season. To-day's contest closes the season here. The Hannibals have played thirteen games, losing four.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 29, 1884
It wasn't much of a game, so maybe Mr. Clemens wouldn't have enjoyed it too much but I'm sure he would have had something witty and caustic to say about a major league baseball team playing a match in the town where he grew up.
And how about that quote that I'm using to caption the pic. That's Twain on baseball and supposedly it comes from a speech he gave in 1889. I'm adding the quote to the sidebar because it is so very full of awesome.