A Novel Contest took place Oct. 16 in St. Louis, Mo., between nine of the Reds and eighteen of the Reinecke and White Horse Clubs. The eighteen were blanked, making only two safe hits. The Reds made ten hits, notwithstanding eighteen good fielders were opposed to them. The figures at the finish stood 9 to 0 in favor of the Reds.
-New York Clipper, October 29, 1881
The Clipper also mentioned that the Eclipse of Louisville were in town, playing the Brown Stockings. They didn't say which Brown Stocking club was involved nor did they say where the game was played (which would have properly identified the Brown Stockings).