Friday, March 8, 2013

Mark Twain Would Have Liked This Game

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. 

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