Commercial Base Ball Club.—The regular monthly meeting of the Club will be held at their room, on Thursday Evening, March 28th, at 7 ½ o’clock. A full attendance of the members is requested.
W.A. Kingdon, Sec’y.
-Missouri Republican, March 27, 1861
As its name implies, the Commercial Club was composed of young business men and had for its president W.W. Sanford and among its members now recalled were Wallace B. Delafield, Edwin Fowler, Geo. Stroupe, L. Bogy, E.C. Simmons, T. Noonan and Obas. F. Gauss. E.H. Tobias was also a player in this club for a time until he resigned and joined the Empire Club. This club also was a sufferer from the war and though it had a number of good players and played some close matches with the Union, Empire, Cyclone and other clubs, it did not meet with any considerable success and soon after President Sanford took a commission as captain in the army the club disbanded.
-E.H. Tobias, writing in The Sporting News, November 2, 1895
The Commercial Base Ball Club was organized on Thursday evening and the following officers elected: W.W. Sanford, President; B. Davidson, Vice-President; Eugene Karst, Secretary and Treasurer. Directors-David Hutcheson, John Cross, John Scott. The ground selected is on Ham street, between Chouteau avenue and Hickory street. The Club will play on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 5 o'clock, and Thursday mornings at 4 1/2 o'clock.
-St. Louis Daily Bulletin, June 16, 1860