The colored Black Stockings and the colored Athletics, each claiming to be the champion colored club of the city, will play a deciding game at the Union grounds on Sunday next. The Union management have tendered the park to the colored troops, and the latter have concluded to make it a free-for-all affair. There will be no charge either to the grounds or grand stand.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 29, 1884
Holy cow - two references to black baseball clubs in one issue of the Globe. Be still my heart. And what about free admission to a championship game? Can't imagine anything like that these days.