The Managers of the St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association here in addition to the great number of prizes offered for various articles, as published in their programme, offer $500 to be divided in three prizes for base ball players. To the best club $300, to the second best $150, and $50 to the third. The rules that will govern the playing on this occasion are the same as are usually adopted in playing match games. The day for this interesting event is not fixed at present, but in a few days, the time will be decided on and made known through the public prints. It is probable that the second day of the Fair will be selected, as the regular business of that day will not be so pressing as on some other days.
-Missouri Republican, September 6, 1868
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