Arrangements have been concluded by which the Akron, Ohio, base ball club will play the St. Louis Brown Stockings a series of games on the 27th, 28th, and 29th of this month.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 19, 1881
And there were also games played against Akron. I have all three box scores from the games the Akrons played in St. Louis in 1881 and I will, of course, be sharing those with you. This Akron club actually had a lot of good ballplayers on it, including Bid McPhee, Tony Mullane, Rudy Kemmler, and Ed Swartword. If you want to learn more about this club and the history of baseball in Akron during this period, I'd recommend you take a look at the piece Alvin Peterjohn wrote on the subject.