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  • Writer's pictureKirk Jenkins

The Louisville Unions Win 19th Straight

From the Louisville Courier-Journal, June 29, 1908

Louisville Unions Win

The Louisville Unions and the Waldorfs, colored baseball teams, played an interesting game yesterday at the Union Park, Twenty-eighth street and Broadway. It was the nineteenth straight victory for the Unions, and it was one of the closest calls they have had this season. The defeat of the Waldorfs was due to their errors and back of fast team work. Jesse Jackson of the Waldorfs did some good playing in the sixth inning. Woods, of the Unions, did good work at the bat, and he made a splendid catch in left field with one hand.

In the first five innings the Unions looked as if they had a walkover, but in the beginning of the sixth the Waldorfs brought in four scores, and at this point it looked as if the visitors would win. The score during the next two innings remained 8 to 7 in favor of the Unions. Lee umpired the game and there was an attendance of 1,500.

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week the Unions will play the famous Cuban Giants, of New York. The Cuban Giants constitute the only colored baseball team that has traversed the globe. The games will be played at Union Park, Twenty-eighth and Broadway. The score between the Unions and the Waldorfs follows:

Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Waldorfs 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 7 Unions 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 8

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