Brian Flaspohler, a baseball historian, claims that the first professional baseball game in St. Louis was played on 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 St. Louis baseball club, out-of-town ringers had to be hired. These ringers were responsible for the creation of the Brown Stockings. The Red Stockings were an amateur team made up of unprofessional, scrappy players. They were disappointed that no St. Louis players were on the city’s first professional team baseball. Flaspohler said that the Cardinals would exist in perpetuity. They weren’t even the first major league team that visited St. Louis.
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South Compton Avenue was home to the first professional soccer match. Now it is called Midtown. Lafayette Park was a popular place to play 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 into Forest Park Avenue’s brothel.
St. Louis had two major league teams in the middle of the 20th century: the Cardinals and the Browns. Each team had an apartment at Lindell Towers, Coronado Place, or Towers At Grand Center.
Both teams won the World Series.
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: “You can have my 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.” The St. Louis Giants founded six of the original league teams in 1920. They were later renamed The Stars. They were awarded pennants in 1928 and 1930. They were on the rise ten years later.
He stated, “The Stars tell an amazing story that not many people know about. Amazingly, baseball still can be played in the same stadium as it was.
Flaspohler said, “Every generation of St. Louis had someone to cheer for,” specifically referring to the fact that the Cardinals have never won the World Series despite having played more than 25 seasons.
But, he has a problem dealing with historians.
The Cardinals were established in 1882. They were the foundation of the team we know today. It says “est. 1892. “ They joined the National League in 1892, even though they were around for over a decade.
Flaspohler believes there is a reason. Flaspohler believes that there is a reason.
Flaspohler praises The DeWitts, and Cardinals’ families, for their efforts to preserve the game’s history. Flaspohler 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 have done an amazing job keeping it alive.” They will not change their T-shirts between 1882 and 1883. “I would love for them to do this.