Wednesday, September 23, 2009

No Mardi Gras Trip For The Brown Stockings

Most of the Brown Stocking players are in the city, ready for the spring practice, which will be begun in the early part of March, providing the weather is favorable. Their Southern tour with the Louisville nine has been abandoned, and the boys won't go South...The Browns will most probably content themselves at home until the season opens and active operations begin. They now have plenty of gymnasium practice, and as soon as the weather will permit will be knocking the leather over the daisies of their park grounds, on Grand avenue. The nine is a very promising one, and for the coming year much success is anticipated...
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, February 14, 1876

The Brown Stockings had planned a tour that would have taken them to New Orleans for Mardi Gras but that fell through. They had to content themselves with hanging around St. Louis and playing the Grand Avenues, the Stocks and the Empires.

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