At the Compton avenue park yesterday the Red Sox and Elephants clubs met for the first time this season, only about five hundred people being present, the counter attraction at the Grand avenue park no doubt lessening the attendance. Play was called at three o'clock by H.J. Dehlman of the St. Louis club who had been mutually agreed upon as umpire and the Reds being at the bat. The professionals managed to score four unearned runs in the first four innings and three in the fifth, the amatuers in the same innings getting five men across the home plate and making the game very warm for the Reds. By a streak of good batting assisted by some wild throwing the professionals secured three runs in each of the seventh and ninth innings, one of which, and the only one in the game, was earned. The amateurs failed to respond to these rallies and were retired in one, two, three order in the three last trials at the stick.
-St. Louis Republican, May 3, 1875
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