The St. Louis Club has made a great deal of its success through its indefatigable and hustling secretary, George Munson. Munson is a first class newspaper man and is very popular with baseball writers. There are few clubs that get more newspaper mention than the St. Louis Browns, and no magnate whose name is kept more constantly before the public than that of President Von der Ahe.
-New York Clipper, December 31, 1892
I also love this little squib from the Clipper because it is absolutely true that no team and no owner got mentioned in the papers during the 19th century more than the Browns and Von der Ahe. While I have a great deal of respect for Munson and can't argue with the Clipper's take on all of this, I would point out that winning four straight championships will get you a little of bit of ink.