A large crowd of spectators assembled yesterday afternoon at the base ball park to witness a game of base ball between the Garden City club of Chicago, and the Empire club of this city. On the part of the Empires the play throughout was very indifferent. All of the players except Murray on the third base, who played well up to his standard, batted and fielded poorly, and muffed a great many balls.
The Garden City club from the start led their opponents. Their batting was exceedingly heavy and safe and their fielding was good. Kerre, at the second base, being very active, and also Pullem, at the first. Their playing was particularly noticeable.
Mr. Kennon was the umpire and gave good satisfaction.
-Missouri Republican, July 4, 1870
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