The Black Sox and Eclipse nines, representing the two leading local colored base ball organizations, will play at Compton Avenue Park this afternoon, beginning at 4 o'clock.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 3, 1884
I've probably mentioned this before but I'm disappointed in the Globe's 1884 coverage of black baseball in St. Louis. I know that, in general, their coverage of black baseball was poor, at best, but I expected much more than I've found. My thinking was that, whenever baseball grew in popularity in St. Louis, the Globe expanded their baseball coverage and you'd have more coverage of the amateur clubs, the minor professional clubs and the black clubs. Now, generally speaking, this is true and there is a great deal of information about the St. Louis amateur and minor professional clubs in the paper in 1884. They just didn't cover the black clubs beyond the occasional blurb mentioning that a game was scheduled to be played. There is hardly nothing on games themselves. There are no game accounts and no box scores. It's disappointing.