Brian Flaspohler, a baseball historian, claims that the first professional game played in St. Louis was May 4, 1875. St. Louis won but lost. The St. Louis Brown Stockings beat the St. Louis Red Stockings by 15 to 9. To create the first professional baseball team in St. Louis, out-of-town ringers were hired. These ringers founded the Brown Stockings. The Red Stockings were an amateur team made up of unprofessional, scrappy players who weren’t happy that there wasn’t one St. Louis player on the city’s first professional team. Flaspohler said that the Cardinals would be around forever. They weren’t even the first major league team that visited St. Louis.
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South Compton Avenue hosted the first professional soccer game. Now it is called Midtown. Lafayette Park was a popular spot for amateur baseball during Civil War. Harris-Stowe State University’s baseball diamond is located exactly where the original Negro League St. Louis Stars Park was built more than 100 years ago. Legend has it that Babe Ruth was lured by Forest Park Avenue’s brothel.
St. Louis was home to two major league teams in the mid-twentieth century: the Cardinals and the Browns. Each team had its apartment in Lindell Towers (now Coronado Place or Towers At Grand Center). The arrangement was successful because each team had its manager, who shared an apartment at Lindell Towers (now Coronado Place and Towers At Grand Center).
It worked up to the World Series when the two teams met.
Flaspohler asserts that the Cardinals manager sent an e-mail to the Browns manager in which he said, “You can take my apartment for the World Series.” Flaspohler claims that the Cardinals manager sent an email to the Browns manager, in which he stated that he could have the apartment for the World Series.
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Many people are familiar with the Kansas City Monarchs or Negro League. Flaspohler states that the history of the league is “a fascinating, but untold story.” In 1920, the St. Louis Giants founded six of the original league teams. They have later renamed the Stars. They were awarded pennants in 1928, and 1930. They were on an upward trend a decade later.
He stated, “The Stars tell an amazing story that not many people know about.” Amazingly, baseball can still be played in the same stadium as it was.
Flaspohler said, “Every generation of St. Louis had an idol team to cheer for,” specifically referring to the fact that the Cardinals have never won the World Series despite having played more than 25 seasons.
He does however have a problem dealing with historians.
The Cardinals were established in 1882, and they became the team we know today. It says “est. 1892. “ They joined the National League in 1892, even though they had been around for over a decade.
Flaspohler believes there is a reason. Flaspohler believes that there is a reason. Flaspohler believes that someone within the Cardinals organization realized they missed celebrating the 100th anniversary and decided to retroactively proclaim 1892 as the year they were “established”.
Flaspohler praises The DeWitts, the Cardinals’ family for their efforts to preserve the game’s history. He cites Busch Stadium’s Hall of Fame Museum as an example of their efforts.
He stated, “Their family has a long history of baseball and they’ve done an amazing job keeping it alive.” They don’t want to change their T-shirts between 1882 and 1883. “I would be happy if they did.