We understand that all the base ball clubs in the city have notified the Mayor that they intend to give a grand soiree, the proceeds of which will be donated to the poor. His Honor was asked to act as Grand Secretary and Counsellor, and has accepted the invitation.
-Missouri Republican, February 9, 1868
This particular article is pretty neat and really grabbed my attention. Luckily for us, the Republican followed up on the story and we have more information about this charitable event. While the event is really interesting, in and of itself, I think we'll see the significance of it a little bit later. I'll just leave you with the tantalizing fact that this will not be the last time that all of these clubs get together to organize something.