Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Empire Club arrived at home on Saturday afternoon by the O. and M. train from their trip to Cincinnati and Louisville, and were warmly received by their friends and admirers. The "Boys" were all in good spirits and condition, and they justly feel highly elated over the successful result of the matches played while away; though disappointed in the unsatisfactory game with the noted "Red-stockings," which was (owing to the rain) brought to a sudden close in the first half of the fourth inning. They expect, however, to have the pleasure of entertaining that club here at home about the middle of August. Many pleasant and interesting incident are connected with their journey, and the Empire Club will not soon forget the numerous friendly attentions received, both at Cincinnati and Louisville, and from the various railroad officials. The games played resulted as follows:-Missouri Republican, August 1, 1869
Buckeye 14, Empire 27; Kentucky 28, Empire 30; Eagle 24, Empire 35.