Monday, March 4, 2013

The Hope Club Gets Some Attention In The Eastern Press

Hope vs. Baltic, of St. Louis, Mo. - The second nines of the above clubs met on the 6th inst., the result being a very interesting game, the score at the close of the ninth innings standing 41 to 35, in favor of the Hope.  The scorers were Joe Reed for the Hope, and Ed. Cooke for the Baltic.  Umpires, Jim Quinn, of the Empire Club.

Imperial vs. Franklin, of St. Louis, Mo., - An interesting game was played between the second nines of the Imperial and the first nine of the Franklin clubs, on the 5th inst., upon the grounds of the Imperial, the latter organization achieving the victory by a score of 25 to 13.  D.H. Hogan of the Hope Club, acted as umpire.

Empire vs. Hope, of St. Louis, Mo. - The game contested on the 5th inst., between the second nines of these clubs, resulted in the defeat of the Hope boys, they having succeeded in scoring but 14 to the 39 of their opponents.
-Mears Baseball Scrapbook, Volume 4, 1856-1907

I would have to assume that someone from the Hope Club sent all of this information to the Clipper or Spirit of the Times and that's how it ended up in the Eastern papers.  Regardless, all of these games were played in 1865, probably in early November.  Also, I should mention that the Franklin Club doesn't appear in my tags so it appears that they're new to me.  


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