Three weeks ago the Omahas beat the St. Louis Browns by a score of 7 to 0. On Saturday they beat the Prickly Ash by a score of 11 to 1, and on Sunday they beat the Prickly Ash again, this time by a score of 13 to 3. Yesterday to add to their laurels they won a game from the St. Louis Unions in the presence of 1,500 persons and by a score of 3 to 2. Although the home team outbatted and outfielded the visitors the latter won, but by a very close shave.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 19, 1884
As I was reading through the August 1884 editions of the Globe, I saw Omaha beating the Browns and the Prickly Ash and then saw that they challenged the Maroons to a game. I was actually hoping that they beat Lucas' pets because it made for a better story. By beating the three best teams in St. Louis, Omaha had a legitimate claim to the baseball championship of St. Louis and that's an interesting little wrinkle to the story of the 1884 baseball season in St. Louis.