The raw, blustering weather and the rains of yesterday did not prevent the meeting of the Stars, of Cincinnati, and the Browns at the Grand Avenue Park.
announced for 4 o’clock, however, was not called until 4:30, the sun coming out about 4, and the players wanting to give the grounds a chance to dry. In a few moments the good work had been accomplished, and the fun commenced. The Browns took the field. The nine were in their regular positions, with the exception of Seward, who, in the absence of Peters, who was to have filled the position, covered second base. Gault was on first as of old, and Dan Morgan was in Seward’s place at right field. In these positions the team played one of their best fielding games, and would have blanked the visitiors the seven innings straight, but that the sun shone in the first baseman’s face in such a way that it was impossible during the progress of an inning or two for him to handle thrown balls. The Browns in their second inning struck a batting streak, earning two of their four runs. The visitors played a sharp fielding game, as usual, but were unable to bat McGinnis, who was in his best form. Long John Reilly, for the Stars, was heartily applauded for several good plays. Shoup, also, did well at short. Miller, the Star catcher, got left at Cincinnati about train time and was not here to play with his comrades. In his absence Decker, of the St. Louis Reds, filled the bill superbly. Miller arrived last night and will catch in to-day’s game. He and Shallise are quite a team. But seven innings were played yesterday, when darkness came and the game was called. This afternoon the fun will commence at sharp 3 o’clock. Both teams will appear in their full strength, and a good game may be looked for.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 11, 1881
Information about this game and the next made the Clipper:
The St. Louis Browns defeated the Cincinnati Stars Sept. 10 and 11 in St. Louis, Mo., by the respective scores of 4 to 3 and 14 to 7. Decker of the St. Louis Reds caught in both games for the visitors, in the absence of their regular catcher.
-New York Clipper, September 24, 1881