Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The 1885 Nine Stars

The Nine Stars (colored) Base Ball Club organized Monday, April 6, with the following players: David Smyth, catcher; Charley Franklin, pitcher; Mosel Johnson, first base; Henry Alexandria, field captain and second base; Clayton Williams, third base; Edward Barber, short stop; Matt Long, right field; Wallace Long, left field; John Robinson, center field; Joseph John Johnson, Wm. Jones and John Davis, substitutes. James Williams and Fred Godare are the managers.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 12, 1885

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