The Browns met their match yesterday in the Atlantics of Brooklyn. The visitors are by odds the best club that has visited St. Louis this year, and out-played the home team both in the field and at the bat. The Atlantics are strong all around. They have a good battery, a fine infield, and a superb trio on the outside.
In yesterday’s game they earned four of their seven runs. The first two of these they made in the first inning, when Walker was on first and Larkin made a home run. In the fifth inning the visitors got in a lucky streak of batting and earned two more runs. During the whole game the Browns were unable to earn a single, but they got half a dozen for all that, Farrell, the Atlantics’ third baseman, doing his share toward giving them these by making two very wild throws to first. The game all through was a nip and tuck affair. When the eighth inning was over it stood six to six. In the ninth inning Walker led off for the Atlantics with a grounder, which got between J. Gleason’s legs and into the outfield. Larkin hit safe to center and Walker went to third. A passed ball let Walker in. Mansell, who was running for Larkin, tried to steal third, but failed in the attempt. Clinton reached first on J. Gleason’s error, and then stole second. Rip tipped out. The Browns went into their half of the ninth wanting a run to tie and a couple to win. J. Gleason was the first to the front, and, after breaking a bat and hitting the ball foul three times, he was called out on strikes. W. Gleason hit a grounder to short, which beat him to first. McCaffrey squared himself for a long hit, but luck was not with him, and he ended the game by fouling out…In today’s game Baker will support McGinnis, and his presence behind the bat will strengthen the home team materially. Owing to the funeral of the President these clubs will not play the game advertised for to-morrow. They will play the third game of their series on Tuesday afternoon.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 25, 1881
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