Next Friday, the Unions, of this city, play the celebrated Morrisania Club of New York. In the face of some ridicule; beaten oft and beaten badly; getting but little encouragement here and less sympathy there, the Unions yet, with a persistency worthy of better luck, match themselves against the best base ball players in the land. An exciting contest may reasonably be expected on next Friday, and, as the weather is comparatively pleasant, it may be that the ladies will visit the Park in numbers to give that respectability and eclat to the game that come from their presence alone. On Saturday the Empires try the Morrissanians, and they have resolved to do their best. Success to the best club.
-Missouri Republican, August 12, 1868
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