Friday, April 1, 2011

The 1884 Maroons: An Independent Concern?

Nothing of special interest relative to the projected local base ball organization has been developed in the last two days. It has been asserted in print that the new club has made application for membership in the Union Association. Such is not the case, however. Correspondence has been exchanged between Henry Lucas and officers of that body, but no application for membership has been made. In his last letter to the Secretary Mr. Lucas stated that if the rules and regulations of the Union Association are satisfactory an application for membership will probably be made. That is as far as the matter has gone. If the rules of the Union Association do not harmonize with the views of the management of the new club it will be run next season as an independent concern.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 28, 1883

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