The Brown Stocking Directors, though working like beavers to secure a team which will bring the championship here next season, are not inclined to be communicative on the subject. It is known that Clapp, Dehlman, McGeary, Battin and Blong will occupy their present positions next season; that Remsen will succeed Pike at center, and that Force will attend to short. The Chicago Times intimates that Cuthbert is wanted in that city. Admirers of the Browns would doubtless hate to see Cuthy go as an outfield composed of Cuthbert, Remsen and Blong could not possibly be improved on. The momentous question seems to be who will succeed Bradley, and the question is supplemented by the conundrum, can Nichols fill the bill? Should the New Haven man not come up to anticipations, would it not be well for the St. Louis Club to engage a home player who has puzzled the Browns themselves more than any man in the country, and practice him during the winter? This is merely a suggestion.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 7, 1876
I would imagine that the local pitcher in question was Pud Galvin.