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  • Writer's pictureKirk Jenkins

Another Pitcher’s Duel in Louisville

From the Louisville Courier-Journal, June 15, 1867

MATCH GAME OF BASE-BALL AT THE KENTUCKY MILITARY INSTITUTE – Below is the result of the match game of base-ball played between the Eureka Club, of this city, and the Pythian Club, of the Kentucky Military Institute, on Thursday last. The contest was exceedingly close, but the Eurekas, it will be seen, were victorious:


O. R. O. R.

Symmes W., 1b 5 5 Bryant J.S., C 3 3

Robinson W., 2b 4 6 January C. J., p 3 3

Parks L. L., c 3 6 Nelson S. C., cf 4 3

McCarty W., cf 4 5 Douglas J. C., lf 2 5

Haggard B., lf 3 7 Elam J., 1b 1 7

Anderson F., p 1 7 Haldeman W. B., 3b 1 5

Craik H., 3b 4 6 Allan Lt. Col., 2b 3 5

Parker S., rf 1 7 Dural A. L., rf 4 4

Crutcher H. H., ss Walker S., lf 4 3

1 5

27 53 27 38

Passed Balls – Eureka: Parks 7. Pythian: Bryan 9.

Fly-catches – Eureka: Anderson 3, Parks 1. Pythian: January 1, Douglas 1.

Catches Missed – Eureka: Parker 1, Crutcher 1, Parks 1, Haggard 1. Pythian: Douglas 1, Bryant 1, Dural 1.

Home Runs – Eureka: Parks 1, Haggard 1, Craik 1.

Wild Throws – Pythian: Elam 1.

Umpire – J. J. Dunlap.

Scorers – Eureka: G. H. Hastings. Pythian: J. H. Allen.

Mr. Frank Anderson, for making the largest number of scores on the winning side, and for his superior “pitching,” was presented by “the Colonel” of the Institute, with a fine, ribbon-bound base ball, for which Mr. Anderson made a rather amusing and witty impromptu speech. The Eureka Club deserve a great deal of honor for winning this match. We hope before long to see Louisville turn out one of the crack clubs of the country – one that can compare with the Athletics, Atlantics, Irvingtons, or Nationals. Let every one remember that the Nationals, of Washington City, will be here about the middle of next month to play against the Louisvilles, on their beautiful grounds at Cedar Hill. We wish, for the sake of our fair city, that they (the Louisvilles) would practice more, for they would then be able, we are sure, to compete with the Nationals more successfully, and in all probability win. It is said that said of the Nationals can knock a ball over the trees at Cedar Hill, and one can throw a ball one hundred and twenty yards. When they do that, look out, Louisvilles.

Mr. George Blanchard, of the Louisville Club, and Mr. Thomas Sherley, of the Olympic, were present at the match in Frankfort, and both speak in the highest terms of the playing.

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