The Mt. Vernon Grays baseball team defeated the “Colored Champions” of Columbus on Saturday afternoon by a score of 9 to 7. The game was played at Riverside park before a large crowd of spectators and was very interesting at every point. The visitors started off in the first inning by scoring two runs and appeared to be entirely too fast for the Grays. This did not last long however, as the spurt was found to be only lucky playing and the contest progressed in a very even manner. The colored man led by a score of 5 to 2 up until the seventh inning, when the Grays began to clout the ball in a furious manner and during the final innings, scored seven runs. Taner, for the locals, pitched a fine game of ball, but was little better than his colored opponent.
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"The Grays won From the Colored Champions By Score Of 9 To 7" (1911). Newspaper Articles. Paper 70.