A Professional Team For St. Louis. - By a dispatch received Sept. 28 we are informed that a movement is on foot to organize a professional nine to represent St. Louis, Mo. Our informant states that $20,000 has already been subscribed for the purpose. The best players who can be secured are wanted, and professionals are requested to write to W.C. Steigers, secretary, Times office, St. Louis, Mo.-Mears Baseball Scrapbook, Volume 4, 1876-1907
Obviously, this piece comes from 1874.