A game of base ball was played yesterday between the Sam'l C. Davis Base Ball Club and a picked nine from Main and Second streets, called the Richardson Base Ball Club. Both clubs played a good game, resulting in a victory for the latter, with a score of 9 to 4.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 20, 1875
The Sam'l C. Davis Club was organized in 1872 and was still playing in the Business League in 1886. One would assume that the club was made up of employees of Samuel C. Davis & Company, one of several wholesale dry-goods stores in St. Louis. There were numerous teams like this in St. Louis at the time and it makes putting together a comprehensive list of 19th century St. Louis clubs an impossible task. The Davis Club just happens to have been one of the more prominent of these minor clubs and therefore we know a bit more about them than we do the others.