The Brown Stockings made there first Eastern trip in July and August of 1875. On July 12, 1875, they became the first St. Louis team to play a game in New York. Okay, technically, it was Brooklyn but let's not split hairs. The team made the hajj to the cradle of baseball and made a favorable impression. It was a sort of homecoming for several of the players on a club that the Globe-Democrat liked to refer to as the "St. Louis-Easton-Atlantic professionals."