Our St. Louis professionals have won another feather for their cap, in flaxing out the Louisville boys so handsomely on Thursday last. The following correspondence fro that city explains how it was done:
Louisville, April 22, 1875
Editor Republican: The last game of our trip was played to-day, it being the return match with the Olympic nine. The players of the latter club were anxious to try their fortunes in a game with the well-trained professionals and were confident of making a better showing than in their first game. They were further encouraged by the success of the picked nine in scoring six runs yesterday. The weather was clear but too cool to draw much of an audience, about five hundred people being all that was present.
Mr. Osborn again kindly consented to act as umpire and discharged his duties in the same impartial manner that had distinguished his services in the previous games...
The Olympics possess some very fine players in their nine, particularly in Brookshaw, Ross and Dyler, and with practice, very little of which they have had, they will trouble some of the best nines in the country. They should get the "St. Louis club" ball or some of Mahn's dead balls to practice with, as the hard red ones the Louisville clubs furnished for all three matches are not fit to play games with, our professionals complaining very much in that respect. The boys all returned home last evening, much pleased with their trip, and having a pleasant remembrance of the kind hospitality they experienced while sojourning in the beautiful city of Louisville.
-St. Louis Republican, April 25, 1875
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