A game of base ball was played on Sunday, March 30, at company grounds, Jefferson Barrack, between Troop C base ball nine and a picked nine, composed of men from Troop A and B. The result was in favor of the Troop C nine, by a score of 8 to 5. The principal features of the game was long running catches by Murphy of Company C in right field and Johnson in the left field, and the splendid playing of Howard of Company C, both behind and at the bat. Courey, short stop of the same company, did some excellent playing. The picked nine made but six base hits off Parks' pitching. Brennan, of the picked nine, made a capital showing at second base. Austin, as short stop, and Scott, on first base, also guarded their positions with credit.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 1, 1884
The fact that the Globe was running a story about a ballgame at J-B is an example of the extent of their baseball coverage as the 1884 season was beginning. Also, I'm posting this for my friends at the Missouri Civil War Museum, which is located at J-B.