Monday, April 1, 2013

The Empire Club In New Orleans, Part Two

The next day the Empires played the Robt. E. Lee nine, and again were they successful.  The Mound City nine showed considerable improvement over their play of Wednesday, while the Lees played one of the worst muffin games ever shown in New Orleans.  Not only was their fielding poor, but their batting was far below the average of junior clubs.  Welch and Duncan bore off the palm for fielding on the part of the St. Louis nine, the former player particularly distinguishing himself at first.
-Mears Baseball Scrapbook, Volume 2, 1870-1877

This game was played on September 21, 1871.

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