The Reds have been putting in some good practice work during the past week with such amateurs as they could induce to engage them at their park. The boys in a quiet way have been doing considerable work. They are well aware of the disadvantages under which they labor, and if persistent effort and practice will accomplish anything, the mean to secure it. The report that Zach. Mulhall had joined the Nationals, we are authorized to contradict. When the proper time comes and the eagle of the Reds begins to scream, we think it highly probable that the old second base of last year will fall into line and be with them. Work on the new fence and the grounds will probably begin this week. The new uniforms will likewise be in readiness long before the first professional match on the 1st of May. The Reds expect to play the Niagaras to-day at their grounds, and if this game pulls through another will be made up from the crowd, so that it is safe to say that there will be a game of some kind this afternoon at the Red Stocking park.
-St. Louis Republican, April 4, 1875
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