The only advertised game of the week terminated ignominiously in a cold, drizzling rain. It takes a very enthusiastic base ball devotee to sit in a rain and enjoy a one-sided game, and those present at the Grand Avenue park yesterday afternoon seemed to lack this very essential enthusiasm. The game between the St. Louis and the National was well advertised and would certainly have drawn a good crowd had not the rain of yesterday morning made it probable that the match of the afternoon would be off. The National is a nine composed chiefly of Main and Second street clerks, all well known about town. They proved a very strong amateur team last year, even defeating the Empires once during the season. It was consequently expected that they would give the St. Louis, at least, some work to do. They entirely failed. The game terminated abruptly at the end of the third innings, on account of the rain, which had set in. The score then stood 14 to 0, in favor of the professionals, of course.
-St. Louis Republican, April 11, 1875
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