The announcement of the location of the new base ball grounds in yesterday's Globe-Democrat created quite a breeze among patrons of the game. Every one declared the site a splendid one for a diamond, and so easy of access that if the Union League Clubs are correspondingly as strong as the local member their games will certainly attract a liberal, if not a very large patronage. Now that the matter of grounds for the home club is settled, public interest is centered in the movements to organize Union League Clubs elsewhere. It is claimed that a great deal is being done quietly and effectively, but the most sanguine supporters of the new League are forced to admit that if anything has been accomplished outside of this city they know nothing about it...Mr. Lucas is expected home in a few days, and it is believed that he will have important revelations to make. At present his movements are extremely mysterious and no information concerning them can be obtained from any source.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, November 17, 1883