The old Black Stockings, the champion colored club of the country, has been reorganized under the management of Henry Bridgewater, with the following players: Ben Johnson, p.; S. Johnson, c.; E. Rogers, 1 b.; H. Lawrence, 2 b.; L. Canter, s.s.; S. Chauvan, 3 b.; W. Sutton, c. f.; E. Gordan, r.f.; C. Gardner, l.f.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, May 21, 1884
I have to say that I'm disappointed in the Globe's coverage of St. Louis black baseball during the 1884 season up to this point. Maybe it will get better. Maybe the black clubs were starting a bit late. Who knows? But given the excitement going into the season and the amount of space the Globe was devoting to baseball, I expected to see more coverage of the black clubs.