Saturday, May 26, 2012

The 1884 Maroons: I Want To Ride My Bicycle

Besides the ball game there will be bicycle racing at the Union Grounds to-day for gold and silver medals, the gift of the Union Club.  The first heat of the bicycle race will take place at 3:15 sharp, and the final at 3:40.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 2, 1884

I thought this was pretty neat.  Lucas not only was putting a bicycle race before a Maroons' game but he was also putting up the medals.  It must have been a fun day at the ballpark.

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