The past week has been in the East a poor one for ball playing. Rain and snow have been plenty, consequently the tossers have been restricted to throwing around in the rinks and gymnasium. The St. Louis players have been more fortunate in getting practice every day. The professional club placed two victories at base ball and one cricket match to their credit. Tuesday last, with Fleet pitching Seward catching, and Waitt in right field, they got away from the Elephants with a score of 25 to 0, and on Thursday the strong nine of the Empires succeeded in getting but one man across the home place to twenty-five obtained by the regulars' full nine...On Wednesday they defeated the St. Louis cricket club with six wickets to spare. Yesterday they visited Louisville and played the strong nine the Olympic club of that city have put in the field.
-St. Louis Republican, April 18, 1875
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