We have already mentioned that on Saturday next a grand contest at base ball will take place on the grounds of the Union Club, the proceeds to be devoted to the aid of the Fireman's Fund Association. The players for the occasion have been selected from the senior clubs of the city, and are all skillful adepts at the exiting game. The following are the selections:
Chambers, captain and pitcher, Resolute.
Duffy, catcher, Empire.
Welsh, first base, Baltic.
Hunt, second base, Union.
Rerning, third base, Olympic.
Barron, short stop, Empire.
Kearns, long field, Baltic.
Freeman, centre field, Union.
Foster, right field, Hope.
Wirth, captain and first base, Empire.
Orem, catcher, Olympic.
Hazard, pitcher, Olympic.
Grace, second base, Resolute.
Riley, third base, Baltic.
Duncan, short stop, Union.
Reed, long field, Hope.
Ruble, centre field, Hope.
Willard, right field, Resolute.
The best player in any of the above positions will receive a prize not exceeding $10.
The Awarding Committee will consist of the President of each of the competing clubs, and D.N. Burgoyne, Esq., President of the Relief Association. Two Prizes of equal value are also to be offered - one to the fastest runner of the bases, and one to the player throwing the ball the longest distance. The prizes are therefore open to competition from all the senior base ball clubs of the city.
The match promises to be highly interesting and there is every inducement for a large attendance. The object of the tournament is praiseworthy and the entertainment will be good.
-Missouri Republican, October 22, 1867
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