The return game of the Western with our Browns yesterday, proving a much closer one than that of the day previous, was the cause of an increased excitement in the fraternity in St. Louis. When at the end of the sixth inning the city bulletin-board showed a tie of two runs, the excitement reached its climax. The final score of 4 to 2 in favor of St. Louis...is the best that Keokuk has yet produced and is withal one of the best games of the season. All attempts to sell pools yesterday either on the Red-White game or the Brown-Western, proved unavailing. Men with change in their pockets are beginning to understand that it is risky staking it on base ball. On Saturday night pools will be sold for the next Chicago-St. Louis match, which takes place in Chicago next Wednesday.
On Saturday the Browns and Reds will play their second game at the Grand Avenue park. Bradley is recovering, and will probably be well enough for the game, but Fleet will probably pitch for practice. The boys will be home to-night.
-St. Louis Republican, May 14, 1875
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