On Yesterday evening the second match game of the Unions and Empires was played at the grounds of the Union Club. A pleasant day added its interest; rivalry lent the spiced wine of its vintage to the match, and a respectable assemblage had seated themselves before the playing began.
The old story of victory was repeated. The Unions had the science, and the Unions won. After the game was finished the score stood:
O'Ran led the score and played beautifully. The best players of the Unions were Lucas, pitcher, Easton and Greenleaf.
Wirth and Barron, of the Empires, did exceedingly well. The Empires were whitewashed four times, on the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 9th innings, and the Unions but once - on the 4th inning.
The Empires have appealed to the Judiciary of the State Association to declare the game played on the 18th null and void, upon the ground that some technical rule, with which we are unfamiliar, had been uncomplied with. Notice to the effect has been served upon Mr. C.O. Bishop, the conservative and accommodating young President of the Union.
-Missouri Republican, June 25, 1868
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