An immense attendance witnessed the meeting yesterday afternoon at the Union Grounds of the Black Stocking and Athletic, colored clubs. The latter were badly overmatched, but the game was prolific of amusing features and created more enthusiasm than any game played in St. Louis this season.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 1, 1884
I had this box score in my files so I've probably posted it before but I'm putting it up again in the context of the Globe's 1884 baseball coverage. While going through the 1884 Maroon's season, I've complained about the lack of coverage of the black St. Louis clubs. But all the sudden, at the end of August 1884, the Globe started to give us some information. And, as you'll see tomorrow, their sudden interest in the black clubs of the area extended beyond the Black Stockings.