The match the [Brown Stockings and the Niagaras] at the Grand Avenue park yesterday afternoon, drew together about three hundred spectators. From the Niagaras great things were expected, on account of the close game they played the "Red Sox" Sunday, the 18th instant. Those present were not disappointed in witnessing a fine game, as up to the sixth innings the professionals had hard work for every base they got, so well did the amateurs back up the excellent pitching of Galvin. The Niagaras, though playing splendidly in the field, were totally unable to "get hold" of Bradley's pitching but fie base hits being made, Galvin getting two of them, one of which was a beauty, between centre and left field. The professionals retired them in one, two, three order in four innings. The first base play of McKenna - Dolan behind the bat; Newell at short stop and Kane at right field - elicited favorable comment from every one present, Kane putting out the side in the second innings by three well judged fly catches. A running fly at short left field by Newell, and a sharp play that caught Battin napping at third base in the fourth innings, marking his general good play in the position, while Kane played his position with but one error.
The regulars played up to their usual mark, giving their opponents first base but twice on errors and batting very strong and safe, Chapman leading in the latter with a home run in the first innings, and earning first base by safe hits in the third and sixth innings, Cuthbert and Battin following with three earned base hits each, Seward and Bradley earning two each. In fielding, Pearce and Dehlman took the honors, the former making a handsome running catch of a hot liner and assisting six times in good style. Dehl. put out fourteen men, and had but one error, a sharp, bounding ball going through his legs. Battin, however, covered him in good style and sent the ball to Bradley, who had taken the base, in time to put the striker out.
-St. Louis Republican, April 29, 1875
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