At about 10 o'clock the members of the St. Louis professional base ball club make their appearance [at the Missouri Gymnasium] and for an hour or two try to work off some of their superfluous fat which has accumulated upon them since last season. They are a healthy looking set of young men, full of fun but decidedly more fond of ball-tossing than dumb-bell brandishing. In the afternoon they frequently come around again and indulge in more jostling of iron weights.
-St. Louis Republican, March 19, 1875
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