A new base ball club was organized night before last and named the Athletics of South St. Louis. T.J. Ellingee was elected president, Alex. Koela, vice president; W. Westerman, treasurer; J. Parker, secretary; J. Lawler, field captain and catcher; C. Cotton, pitcher; W. Westerman, first base; C. Zeller, second base; A. Koeln, third base; T.J. Ellingee, short stop; J. Parker, left field; W. Williams, centre field, and M. Judd, right field. This club consists of some excellent players who have been selected from several good amateur clubs that were in existence last year.
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