Thus it will be seen that the Empires made just half the average that the Union's did on Friday - the game on that day standing 54 to 12.
The Athletics leave to-day for Chicago, there to meet the Excelsiors, and see what may be done with the confident Illinois fellows.
The spectators [at the the Empire/Athletic game] numbered about two thousand, and the greatest good humor prevailed. The Athletics were frequently applauded for their brilliant playing, and will carry away from our city many pleasing memories of the two clubs.
On next Wednesday the Unions and Empires play a match game at the same grounds.
We wish the Athletics a comfortable cruise, favorable winds, a good, stout victory in Chicago, and a safe return to their homes in the distant East.
-Missouri Republican, June 14, 1868
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