The troupe of Indians at present staying in the city gave another of their ball playing exhibitions yesterday at the St. Louis Base Ball Park. There was quite a large attendance of spectators who were amused and interested. The players are very dexterous and enter into the spirit of the game with great enthusiasm. At times almost an excitement attends the contest which, in its main characteristics, resembles the Irish game of "foot ball" more than anything else, the object of one side being to force the ball to a particular spot and at the other to convey it in an opposite direction. There is much running and wrestling and many diverting collisions. The players use a bat something in the shape of a ladle and catch balls very cleverly with it. The game is odd and is worth seeing.
-Missouri Republican, July 1, 1868
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