Sportsman's Park Association have a miniature representation of the entrance to their park on the front of their float. Three bats, each about 20 feet long, are crossed over the middle of the car and from their intersection a huge base ball depends. Ten uniformed boys will be in position on a miniature diamond and at the back of the float a decorated bulletin will show the standing of the American Association Clubs...-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 27, 1884
I wish I had a picture of this float, which was entered in the Trades' Display Association parade. It must have made quite the impression.