The Empires have done nothing the past week of more importance than the election of officers for the ensuing year. The officers elected were: H. Clay Sexton, president; E.C. Donelly, vice-president; C.H. Stevens, secretary; H.G.D. Barklage, treasurer; J.J. Spaulding and W.S. Parr, captains of first and second nines. It is now pretty well settled the following men will play in the club nine of this year, viz., McCall, Ellick, Barrett, Spaulding, Barron and Chambers. The remaining three will be chosen from Wirth, Murray, Dean, Siedekum, Glenn and Maher. There is no doubt also that McCall will pitch and Joe Ellick catch. Barrett is a new man and a strong man and will probably play first base.
This afternoon the annual match comes off between the married and single men of the club. This game always produces much fun. It will be called promptly at the Solari park, at 3 P.M. Admission free.
-St. Louis Republican, April 11, 1875
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