The opening Base Ball match of the season will take place to-day at St. Louis Base Ball Park on Grand avenue, near the Fair grounds, the contestants being the Union and the Atlantic Clubs. The grounds are reported in excellent order, and an animated contest may be expected. The Atlantic nine includes some fine players, and their friends confidently anticipate a gratifying victory. On the 11th of June the Athletics, of Philadelphia, will arrive in the city, and on the following day will try their strength with the Union players. The opening season promises to be a lively one among the base ballers.
-Missouri Republican, May 27, 1868
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