David L. Reid, a well-known journalist of St. Louis, Mo., has been chosen secretary of the Brown Stockings, the representative professional organization of the Mound City, and will virtually manage the team and look after its business interests next season. The prospects of the Browns for 1882 are excellent, some of the most influential citizens of St. Louis being interested in the movement to put a strong nine in the field. Dave Reid - who was the head of the Philadelphia Club in its palmy days - possesses the requisite experience and executive ability to manage the Browns, and his selection gives general satisfaction to the St. Louis fraternity.
-New York Clipper, October 29, 1881
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