CHICAGO TEAM. 26
A. C. Anson, Capt. and 1st baseman.
N. F. Pfeffer, 2d baseman.
Thos. Burns, 3d baseman.
E. N. Williamson, .short stop.
M. Sullivan, left fielder.
Jas. Ryan, center fielder.
R. Pettitt, right fielder.
Thos. P. Daly, catcher.
J. K. Tener, .pitcher.
M. Baldwin, pitcher.
ALL AMERICA TEAM.
J. M. Ward, Capt. and short stop.
G. A. Wood, 1st baseman.
H. C. Long, 2d baseman.
H. Manning, 3d baseman.
J. Fogarty, left fielder.
E. Hanlon, center fielder.
J. C. Earl, right fielder.
F. H. Carroll, catcher.
John Healy, pitcher.
F. N. Crane, pitcher.
Earl also acted as change catcher. The All America team included players
from the League clubs of New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, Pittsburg and
Indianapolis, and from the American Association clubs of Cincinnati and
Kansas City. Mr. Spalding stood at the head of the tourist party, with Mr.
Leigh S. Lynch as his business manager, and H. H. Simpson as assistant,
Mr. J. K. Tener being the treasurer and cashier.
The record of the games played by the two teams with outside clubs en
route to San Francisco and in California is as follows:
DATE. |CLUBS. |CITIES. |PITCHERS. |SCORE.
Oct. 21|St. Paul vs. Chicago|St. Paul |Duryea, Tener | 8-5
Nov. 6|Haverly vs. America |San Francisco|Anderson, Crane| 12-5
" 8|Chicago vs. Stockton|Stockton |Tener, Harper | 2-2
" 8|Pioneer vs. America |San Francisco|Purcell, Healy | 9-4
" 9|America vs. Stockton|Stockton |Crane, Baker | 16-1
" 10|Chicago vs. Haverly |San Francisco|Baldwin Inal | 6-1
While en route to Australia the tourists stopped at Honolulu, where they
were given a public reception, by King Kalakaua, but their first game
played after they had left California was at Auckland, where they first
realized what a cordial reception the Australians had prepared for them.
On their arrival at Sydney, and afterward at Melbourne, the hearty welcome
accorded them, not only as ball players but as representatives of the
great Western Republic, was such as to surpass all their anticipations,
the heartiness of the greeting, the boundless hospitality and the crowded
attendance at their games imparting to their visit a brilliancy of success
which fully remunerated Mr. Spalding for all the pecuniary risks he had
incurred by the trip. It was originally intended to have made the tour of
the colonies a more extended one than was afterward found possible, and so
the sojourn of the players on the Australian continent ended sooner than
anticipated, only four cities being visited, instead of eight or ten, as
laid out. The record of the games played in Australia is as follows:
DATE. |CLUBS. |CITIES. |PITCHERS. |Score.
Dec. 10|Chicago vs. America|Auckland |Baldwin, Crane| 22-13
" 15|America vs. Chicago|Sydney |Healy, Tener | 5-4
" 17| " " " | " |Healy, Baldwin| 7-5
" 18| " " " | " |Healy, Tener | 6-3
" 22|Chicago vs. America|Melbourne|Tener, Crane | 5-3
" 24|America vs. Chicago| " |Healy, Ryan | 10-13
" 26| " " " |Adelaide |Healy, Tener | 19-14
" 27|Chicago vs. America| " |Baldwin, Healy| 12-9
" 28| " " " | " |Ryan, Simpson | 11-4
Dec. 29|America vs. Chicago|Ballarat |Healy, Baldwin| 11-7
Jan. 1 |Chicago vs. America|Melbourne|Tener, Healy | 14-7
" 1 | " " " | " |Baldwin, Crane| 9-4
" 5 | " " " | " |Baldwin, Crane| 5-0
" 26 |America vs. Chicago|Colombo |Crane, Baldwin| 3-3
After leaving Australia the tourists called at Colombo, Ceylon, and from
thence went to Cairo, and while in that city visited the Pyramids, and
they managed to get off a game on the sands in front of the Pyramid Cheops
on Feb. 9. Their first game in Europe was played at Naples on Feb. 19, and
from there they went to Rome, Florence and Nice, the teams reaching Paris
on March 3. The record of their games in Europe is as follows:
DATE. |CLUBS. |CITIES. |PITCHERS. |Score.
Feb. 9|America vs. Chicago|Ghiz eh |Healy, Tener | 9-1
" 19| " " " |Naples |Healy, Baldwin | 8-2
" 23|Chicago vs. America|Rome |Tener, Crane | 3-2
" 25|America vs. Chicago|Florence|Healy, Baldwin | 7-4
March 3| |Paris
In commenting on the physique of the American ball players, the editor of
the Melbourne _Argus_ says:
"Right worthy of welcome did those visitors appear-stalwarts every man,
lumps of muscle showing beneath their tight fitting jersey garments, and a
springiness in every movement which denoted grand animal vigor and the
perfection of condition. We could not pick eighteen such men from the
ranks of all our cricketers, and it is doubtful if we could beat them by a
draft from the foot ballers. If base ball has anything to do with building
up such physique we ought to encourage it, for it must evidently be above
and beyond all other exercises in one at least of the essentials of true
The Melbourne _Sporteman_ in its report of the inaugural game in that
city, said: "The best evidence offered that Melbournites were pleased and
interested in the exhibition lies in the fact that the crowd of nearly ten
thousand people remained through not only nine but twelve innings of play,
and then many of them stayed to see a four inning game between the Chicago
team and a nine composed mainly of our local cricket players, who made a
very creditable show, considering the strength of the team they were
playing against, and the fact that they were almost utter strangers to
base ball. Not only did the spectators remain upon the ground but they
heartily applauded the heavy batting, the base running and base sliding
and the brilliant fielding executed by our Yankee visitors. Perhaps the
truest realization of just how difficult it is to play a finished game of
base ball was obtained by the cricketers who went in against the Chicagos.
A man may be able to guard a wicket with a degree of skill that would win
him wide fame in cricket circles, but when it comes to standing beside the
home plate of a base ball diamond, and mastering the terrific delivery of
an American professional pitcher, the average cricketer is compelled to
acknowledge the wide difference existing between the two positions. Then
again, the quick handling of a batted or thrown ball, that it may be
returned with all accuracy and lightning like rapidity to the waiting
basemen are points which our cricketers are deficient in, when compared
with the American professional ball player. It can be seen at a glance
that the game is prolific of opportunities for quick and brilliant
The following is the score of the first match at cricket played by the
base ball tourists with Australian cricketers in Sydney on December 18,
BASE BALL EIGHTEEN.
Anson, b. Charlton 15
Williamson, c. Woolcott, b. Charlton 0
Ward, b. Charlton 1
Spalding, b. Charlton 0
Wright, b. Gregory 11
Pfeffer, b. Gregory 16
Wood, b. Gregory 0
Carroll, c. Robinson, b. Gregory 0
Earle, st. Crane, b. Gregory 0
Fogarty, b. Charlton 0
Burns, b. Charlton 10
Hanlon, hit wicket, b. Gregory 2
Manning, c. Woolcott, b. Gregory 14
Pettit, b. Gregory 3
Ryan, c. Robinson, b. Gregory 3
Sullivan, c. Halligan, b. Gregory, 0
Baldwin, not out 0
Robinson, l. b. w., b. Earle 1
Halligan, c. Burns, b. Anson 21
Kidman, c. Pfeffer, b. Anson 19
Woolcott, c. and b. Anson 4
Crane, c. Williamson b. Earle 14
A. Gregory, c. Burns, b. Wright 35
Hemsley, not out 18
Total for six wickets 115
We are compelled to omit the National Agreement for want of space. It
will be given in the Official League Book.
[Illustration: A. G. MILLS.]
Mr. A. G. Mills was connected with the Chicago Club at the organization
of the National League, and he participated in the legislative work of the
League from 1876 to 1885 when he resigned his position as President, to
which position he was unanimously elected on the death of President
Hulbert. To his efficient services as President and one of the Board of
Directors is the success of the League after the death of its founder
largely due. He was the originator of the National Agreement which has so
firmly bound together the National League and the American Association.
Since he resigned his position as President of the League in 1885, he has
been practically out of Base Ball, although he still takes a deep interest
in the game. He was succeeded by the worthy President, Mr. N. E. Young.
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