The St. Louis Browns, the champion base-ball club of the West, has just sustained a damaging defeat at the hands of the Bostons. The Browns were treated most cavalierly throughout the entire game.
-Cairo Bulletin, July 23, 1875
The games in question here were played in Boston on July 19 and 21 and the Brown Stockings lost 7-2 and 16-6. I guess it was the fact that the Brown Stockings were playing the great Boston Red Stockings that captured the attention of the Cairo paper.