Yesterday the championship match game was played between the Union and Empire Clubs, and in reference to any particular excitement or brilliant play, proved somewhat a failure. The playing was not good on either side, and the batting remarkably poor. These two clubs are supposed to be the crack ones of the city, but we regret to say, neither, if judged by the play of yesterday, is a very strong organization in comparison with Eastern players. The game resulted in the triumph of the Union, by a score of 21 to 18. The day was very warm, but there was present quite a large crowd of spectators. There is no better material in the world for base ball play than can be found in the Union and Empire clubs. Let them practice well this season, and take a respectable stand among the clubs of the country.
-Missouri Republican, June 19, 1868
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