Thursday, March 18, 2010

June 13, 1891

The Plattsburgh Republican - Saturday, June 13, 1891

Rouses Point --
A game of base ball was played on Saturday last at Alburgh crossing, between the Almonte first nine and a picked nine of Alburgh. The score stood 51 to 14, in favor of Almonte.

The return match of base ball between the Champlain club and the Beverwycks, of this town, was played in this town last Saturday afternoon, the latter defeating the former by 16 to 11. The playing of the home team, both in fielding and batting, was far in excess that with the Norwich University club of Northfield, Vt. The Champlain club, having had two players from Burlington and one from New York, thought they could defeat the Beverwycks, but their expectations were fruitless. The attendance was very small. Dr. Hackett, of Champlain, acted as umpire in the fore part of the game, when McLever, of New York, was disabled by a cut in one of his hands by the ball, who umpired from the beginning of the sixth inning for both clubs until the end of the game. The gate receipts amounted to $8.50, which was divided among the two clubs.