Sunday, August 5, 2012

On This Date: Munch Shuts Down Moorhead

August 5, 1897 - Left-hander Gus Munch held Moorhead to just four hits and one run and struck out eight as the Divorcees stopped a three game skid with a 5-1 win. The Fargo lineup put three runs on the board in the first inning against Moorhead's Ed Jess, sparked by a home run from center fielder Hopkins on the first pitch of the game. Errors by the Barmaids' middle infielders led to two more tallies for Fargo in the first.

A three game weekend series between the crosstown rivals would wrap up the season for Fargo, Moorhead, and the now defunct Red River Valley League.

Fargo Forum and Daily Republican August 6, 1897 "The Wind-Up" p.4

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