Tuesday, March 16, 2010

July 18, 1891

The Plattsburgh Republican - Saturday, July 18, 1891

The first game of base ball here this season was played on the Fair Ground, on Tuesday afternoon, between the Champlains of Bluff Point and the Beverwycks of Rouses Point, the former winning first blood for the musical, fun-making nine of the sunny South. The score was even at the end of the eighth innings, when the colored gentlemen humped themselves and jumped upon the Circassians, knocking them all over the field, and scoring eleven runs against a cipher, leaving the total score of 21 to 10. Look out for the return battle.