As was indicated in the Globe-Democrat yesterday, the St. Louis Unions have engaged Sweeny, the phenomenal California pitcher, recently expelled by the Providence club. He has been engaged at a larger salary than is paid to any other pitchers in the country. He joined the Providence club last year and proved a valuable man. This year he is greatly improved and has had wonderful success against the Boston Club, the League champions. That he is the equal of any pitcher in the League is generally conceded. He left Providence last night and will arrive here to-morrow.-St. Louis Globe-Democrats, July 25, 1884
And just like that, Charlie Sweeney was a Maroon and Lucas finally had a star pitcher.