The St. Louis High School nine yesterday defeated the Bignall Pumps by a score of 16 to 6. The heavy batting of the schoolboys, led by Cranden, Truesdal and Lemoine, won the game.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 11, 1876
This is confirmation that the students at Central High School had organized a baseball club. I had speculated about this a few days ago and am glad that for once I happen to be correct. Again, I should add that this is not high school baseball as it's presently organized but rather a club made up specifically of students from Central High School. However, if one were to trace the history of high school baseball in St. Louis, I believe that it would be proper to begin with the clubs from Central and Sumner.