The St. Louis Union Base Ball Club, ostensibly the champions of Missouri, have been on a little "starring" expedition lately to Cincinnati, and, however bright the light shed in fine weather, it was suddenly quenched by a big rain, for we are told that after their game with the Great Westerns they did not play their match with the Buckeyes on account of a heavy rain which prevailed all day Wednesday, and that their return arose from the fact of two of their members being disabled, and of two more of their nine remaining home, thus paralyzing the effective strength of the club abroad. When Knights of the Base Ball go to wars, it is presumed that they are at least water-proof, and not averse to a few bruises here a rough encounter or two there. It won't do, gentlemen, to retreat before the melee and cry "surrender" before the tilt and the press of the tournay...
-Missouri Republican, August 21, 1868
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