About one thousand persons assembled at the Grand avenue park yesterday afternoon and witnessed a very fine game of base ball between the St. Louis and a picked nine of amateurs and professionals. The picked nine consisted of Fleet and Waite of the professionals, "Chick" Myers of last year's Keokuk nine, Morgan of the "Red Sox," Devanney of the Atlantics, and Gleason, Libby, Welsh and Wolff, well known St. Louis amateurs. J. Blong and Croft had promised to be on hand, but for some reason did not appear. Seward took Miller's place behind the bat for the regulars as Miller had not recovered from the bad finger he received last Sunday. The game began at 3:20 with the picked nine at the stick. In this innings as in the succeeding eight, they were retired without scoring, Devanney and Wolff alone reaching first base by safe batting. Bradley's balls seemed to bother the picked-niners, as well they might for they are swift. The professionals played a steady, careful game, but with the exception of a double play by Bradley, Battin and Dehlman, nothing of a brilliant order marked the play.
-St. Louis Republican, April 4, 1875
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