The Sporting News of
It also mentions the Business League which had six teams:
Hargadine & Co.
St. Louis News Co.
Wm. Barr Dry Goods Co.
Rice, Stix, & Co.
Brown, Daughaday, & Co.
The sixth team was the previously mentioned Sam. C. Davis & Co.
In a different article of the same issue of TSN, the Southern Illinois League and two east side teams are mentioned:
A game played in
Al Spink, in The National Game, while writing about Patsy Tebeau mentions that Tebeau, who grew up in
In 1886 there were clubs in
A St. Louis club called the Standards are mentioned in G.W. Axelson’s biography of Charlie Comiskey as playing baseball in 1882.
Special mention also must be made of the Blue Stockings, an African-American baseball team that was active in
If we include Von der Ahe's Browns and Whites, that would give us a list of 109 baseball clubs, active between 1859 and 1888, that I'm aware of. Of course, as I stated in part one, this is in no way a comprehensive list. Most of the clubs on this list were active between 1860 and 1875 and were merely the most prominent clubs in the city. I have no doubt that there were innumerable minor clubs that I'm not aware of. If I had to guess, I would say that this list contains maybe twenty percent of the 19th century baseball clubs in St. Louis.
There's still a lot of work left to be done.