Brian Flaspohler is a baseball historian who claims that St. Louis’ first professional game was played on May 4, 1875. St. Louis lost but won. The St. Louis Brown Stockings defeated the St. Louis Red Stockings 15 to 9. Out-of-town ringers were hired to create the first professional St. Louis, baseball team. These ringers created the Brown Stockings. The Red Stockings was an amateur team of scrappy, unprofessional players. They were unhappy that no St. Louis player was on the city’s first professional baseball team. Flaspohler stated that the Cardinals would continue to exist forever. They weren’t the first major league team to visit St. Louis.
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South Compton Avenue was the site of the first professional soccer match. It is now called Midtown. Lafayette Park was a popular spot to play amateur baseball during the Civil War. Harris-Stowe State University’s diamond for baseball is exactly where the original Negro League St. Louis Stars Park was constructed more than 100 years earlier. Legend has it that Babe Ruth was lured to Forest Park Avenue’s brothel.
In the middle of the 20th century, St. Louis was home to two major league teams: the Cardinals and the Browns. Each team had an apartment in Lindell Towers, now Coronado Place or Towers At Grand Center. Each team had its manager who shared an apartment in Lindell Towers (now Coronado Place and Towers At Grand Center).
It was successful up until the World Series when the two teams met.
Flaspohler claims that the Cardinals manager sent an email to the Browns manager in which he stated, “You can have my apartment for the World Series.” Flaspohler asserts that Flaspohler received an email from the Cardinals manager stating that he would like the apartment for the World Series.
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Many are familiar with the Kansas City Monarchs and Negro League. Flaspohler says that the history of the league’s existence is “a fascinating but untold tale.” Six of the original league teams were founded by the St. Louis Giants in 1920. Later, they were renamed The Stars. In 1928 and 1930, they were given pennants. Ten years later, they were in an upward trend.
He said, “The Stars tell a remarkable story that not many people are aware of.” Amazingly, baseball can still play in the same stadium it used to be.
Flaspohler stated, “Every generation in St. Louis had an ideal team to cheer for,” specifically referring to the fact that the Cardinals never won the World Series despite playing more than 25 seasons.
However, he has a problem with historians.
In 1882, the Cardinals were founded. They became the team that we know today. It reads “est. 1892. “ “They joined the National League in 1892 even though they had been around for over a decade.
Flaspohler believes that there is a reason. Flaspohler believes there is a reason. Flaspohler believes someone in the Cardinals organization realized that they had missed celebrating the 100th Anniversary and decided to retroactively declare 1892 the year they were “established”.
Flaspohler lauds The DeWitts and the Cardinals’ families for their efforts in preserving the game’s history. He gives Busch Stadium’s Hall of Fame Museum, as an example of their efforts.
He said, “Their family has an extensive history of baseball and they have done an incredible job keeping it alive.” They won’t change their T-shirts from 1882 to 1883. “I would be happy for them to do that.