The professionals had a practice game with the amateurs bearing the ponderous name of Elephants. The game, though one-sided, was a very enjoyable one, the playing on both sides being very even and good. A pleasing feature of the game was the good-natured, steady play of the amateurs; their errors, though comparatively few, considering that it was their first appearance this season, were taken in good part, and instead of grumbling and growling at one another, a praiseworthy determination to retrieve bad plays was evident. Ball-playing of this kind we like to commend, and take pleasure in doing so when the opportunity offers. The professionals played in good form. A wild pitch by Bradley and wide throw by Hague game F. Flint, who had earned his second base by a splendid hit, the only run his side succeeded in scoring. Double plays were made by Levis and W. Flint, and by Chapman and Dehlman.
-St. Louis Republican, April 8, 1875
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