The grand stand at the Grand Avenue Park has been whitewashed. Part of the stand has been cushioned and reserved…
The St. Louis Red Stockings left for Louisville last night. They play in that city to-day and to-morrow, and in Cincinnati on Monday, returning home Tuesday morning.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 18, 1881
Their trip to Louisville and Cincinnati was a nice road trip for a club like the Reds and I think it speaks to the economic recovery that was taking place. Baseball had suffered some lean years and there was a bit of a retrenchment during the late 1870s and early 1880s. But here we're seeing the markets of St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati reaching out to each other and scheduling games between clubs and that wasn't something that was happening in the late 1870s.