Club Nine smoked by the Salmon

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The McHenry County Historical Society's 1858 base ball club, the "Independants," made a game of it, but in the end were outdone by timely, two-out hitting by the Chicago Salmon. For all their "ginger," the home team fell 16-7. The clubs took the field before a large and enthusiastic crowd at at Algonquin Road Elementary School – several of whom were recruited to play by the customary no-glove rules of the time. We are optimistic that will become an annual event.


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