The members of the Union Club, headed by President Lucas, attended the game between the Browns and the Bay City Club, at Sportsman's Park yesterday afternoon.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 26, 1884
How should we take this? Was this a friendly visit? Lucas and the players were baseball fans and enjoyed the game so it would make sense for them to go to Sportsman's Park and take in a Browns' game. Or maybe this was a tactical move by Lucas. Maybe this was a bit of showmanship on Lucas' part, attempting to show-up Von der Ahe at his own ballpark. Maybe he was trying to goad him into arranging a game between the two clubs. It's impossible to say but it is rather interesting.