exploring the history of 19th century St. Louis baseball
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Fred Lewis, Fugitive From Justice
When last we left our hero, he was scheduled to appear in the First District Court on July 3 to faces charges stemming from a drunken escapade in a St. Louis house of ill repute. We pick up the story from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat of July 4, 1884:
Fred Lewis, of the St. Louis Base Ball Club, and Hardy Henderson, of the Baltimore nine, charged with disturbing the peace, failed to appear and their bonds were forfeited.