Espinosa’s line score for the game read:
Castorena, R—5 hits, 1 double; 3 scored, 5 driven.
Ríos, E—6 hits; 4 scored, 1 driven.
Samayoa, T—6 hits, 1 triple; 3 scored; 8 (¡!) driven.
There were 25 six-hit performances in 1872. Two of them were in this game.
Oscar Estrada, whose 4-4 line included a run batted in and a score, was thoroughly upstaged—in literal terms, too, by several runners at the plate.
In those days, there were no dugouts. Teams huddled on awkward benches and generally avoided the enemy’s gaze until it was time to acknowledge the score and shake hands.
By the third inning, some of the Fundadores were turning their backs, pretending to be far more interested in the birdsong emanating from the trees that ringed the field.
Vejigantes win, 28-6.