We mentioned in a paragraph published a few mornings since that arrangements had been made to have most of the principal base ball clubs of the East visit this city during the present season. Among these were mentioned the Athletics and Atlantics. It is now definitely known at what time these distinguished guests will appear and contest the honor of victory with our renowned Unions. The first meeting between the Unions and Athletics will take place on the 12th inst., at the Union Base Ball Park, on Grand avenue, near the Fair Grounds; and the second will be between the Atlantics and Unions at the same place on the 27th inst. The fame which these respective clubs have already won throughout the country will attach the utmost interest to the approaching tournaments, and we may expect some exceedingly brilliant playing.
The grounds of the Union Park are pleasantly and conveniently located, and are provided with seats for upwards of three thousand persons. There is nothing in the way of complete success regarding all the exhibitions that may take place at this point.
Arrangements have been perfected for the reception of the Athletics...
The contest [against the Athletics] will begin at half-past 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The visitors will be entertained at the Southern during the sojourn here. Nothing definitely has been done in the way of preparation for the reception of the Atlantics, but they will receive similar courtesies. Engagements are being completed with other clubs to visit the city.
-Missouri Republican, June 3, 1868
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