Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sparing Neither Effort Nor Expense

The Lucas Park is assuming an air of completion as the elegant grand stand and diamond, smooth as glass, are being rapidly put in a finished shape. A visit to the park yesterday showed an excellent state of affairs, and, if good weather comes this week, a great deal can be quickly done. The grand stand is wonderfully well constructed, and will hold its own with the best of similar structures. Henry Lucas is enthusiastic over the progress and prospects of the Union Association and is determined to spare neither effort nor expense in making his grounds attractive and giving the public first-class base ball. The formal opening of the park will occur on April 6, when the Unions and the Lucas Reserves will be arrayed against each other. On the 13th of April the Brennans, of New Orleans, are expected to tackle the Unions. April 19 will witness the opening of the Union Association schedule, the Chicago Unions, with Daily and Gross as their battery, crossing bats with the home nine.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, March 23, 1884

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