The Brooklyn Atlantics downed the Browns again yesterday afternoon. There were but few spectators to witness the game, but all were satisfied, for the home team played a splendid up-hill game. The batting on both sides was effective, while the fielding of the Atlantics was very near perfection.
The visitors in the first inning blanked the Browns and then made five runs, two of which were earned. In the third inning they scored six more, after chances to retire three men had been given and after two men were out. With the odds at eleven to two against them at the close of the third inning the Browns commenced climbing the hill, and came very near reaching the top. Scoring five and earning three runs in their fourth inning, and earning two more in their sixth, and fielding sharply the score at the end of the seventh inning stood at but 9 to 13 against them. It was getting dark when Jack Gleason opened the eighth inning for the Browns with a three bagger to right. W. Gleason brought Jack home, and Hautz and Will scored on a liner to left by McGinnis. Morgan was on third and McGinnis at first. Cuthbert was at the bat and there was but one man out. “Cuthy” knew the sure way to tie the game was to bat the ball to right. The idea was to let McGinnis play up and down the line while Morgan brought in the run that would tie the game. Mack failed to see the point and ran right along to second. Larkin, who had picked up the batsman’s grounder, touched McGinnis and then fielded the ball to first for a double play. Thus the game was ended, for if the Atlantics had played their half of the eighth inning the ninth could not have been completed, owing to darkness. Cuthbert’s play was simply perfection, and it would be well for the Browns if he were a regular member. He made two wonderful catches yesterday and sent the ball home from center in time to catch a man running from third. The throw was so accurate that Seward did not have to move an inch one way or the other to reach the ball. In the batting line yesterday, the Gleasons led all. W. Gleason went five times to the bat and banged the ball safe every time. Jack made two three-base hits and a double-bagger. Cuthbert and MacDonald also batted well. Walker and Schenck did the best batting for the visitors, and Smiley and Farrell excelled in fielding. The Atlantics play the Reds at the Compton Avenue Park, commencing at 3 o’clock, this afternoon.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 29, 1881
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