The Lucas nine will be managed by Ted Sullivan, who closed an engagement with Mr. Lucas on yesterday afternoon. The success of the St. Louis Club while he handled it the past season is evidence of his capacity as a manager. He will not have an easy task in controlling the nine that he is about to take charge of and there appears to be but one thing for him to do, and that is, enforce strict discipline. Good ball playing and dissipation do not go hand-in-hand and as every member of the team will be paid a good salary to play ball, dissipation by any of them must not be tolerated. There is good material on the nine, and it is to be hoped that Sullivan will succeed with it.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, December 23, 1883
Timothy Paul Sullivan officially agreed to manage the Maroons on December 22, 1883. End of story. Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.