Orioles Fall Down

by Laurel | September 3rd, 2009

September 3, 1908, page 9
But It Is Only To Holyoke, With No Effect On Standing.

Holyoke, Mass., September 2. — The exhibition baseball game here this afternoon between the home team and Baltimore, the leaders of the Eastern League, was won by Holyoke 9 to 5. The Orioles presented a patched up team and did not at any time give the 700 spectators the impression that they cared particularly as to the result of the game. McCloskey and Dessau, both pitchers, played in the outfield, and Schmidt and Pearson worked in the box for Baltimore. Both twirlers were hit hard, as the home men had their eyes on the ball and started the game by pounding out three runs in the first inning.

The game today was the first one that Jack Dunn, the Oriole manager, has played in a long time, and Pearson’s work on the slab is the first he has done since an injury to his neck sustained on the home grounds at Baltimore several weeks ago.

Manager Dunn is still uncertain as to whether Providence will insist on the Orioles playing a double header on Sunday or playing one game at a time, with the first on Friday. It would be a great disadvantage to Baltimore to play at Rocky Point two games on Sunday, as they would be compelled to play almost upon their arrival at Baltimore with Hersey City in the first game.

Baltimore will return to its home grounds on either Monday morning or Sunday night with a team perhaps stranger than when they went away and a band determined to land the pennant with the added encouragement of fine work done on their invading tour. Dr. Adkins has left for Amherst College to visit friends and will rejoin the team on Friday, while Robinson has gone to Hudson, Mass., where he has relatives. Pearson will be able to take his regular turn in the box on the Orioles return, and he may pitch one of the opening games, when the Orioles expect to go after the Skeeters from Jersey City for two scalps.

From The Baltimore Sun.

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