Joe Ellick and Barret arrived from New Orleans last week and reported to the Empire club. Mack has been telegraphed for to play first base for the same club.
-St. Louis Republican, April 11, 1875
And on a personal note, it's a great day in St. Louis today and I'm spending the entire day downtown. The Cards open the playoffs at home today and I never get tired of October baseball. October baseball is the best baseball. But, more importantly, today is the Blues home opener. It's Hockey Day In America and I'm out with family and friends all day - eating and drinking and celebrating the start of another futile season of blueshockey (one word, copyright pending). So Go Cards and Lets Go Blues and please, dear God, Just One Before I Die.