Monday, September 5, 2011

At Long Last

The long talked of opening of the St. Louis Athletic Association grounds will take place this afternoon when the new Union Base Ball Club will make its inaugural appearance, opposed to a team picked from the reserve force and the Lucas Amateurs. Yesterday afternoon the Unions played a practice game, and the way they made the leather fly opened the eyes of the thousand spectators who had taken the pains to visit the new grounds. In to-day's game the Unions will wear for the first time their regular uniform, the suits of which are made of white flannel trimmed with maroon, while the caps, belts and stockings are all maroon...Dan Devinney will umpire the game, which will be called at 3 o'clock sharp...
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 6, 1884

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