Brian Flaspohler is a baseball historian who claims that the first professional game of baseball in St. Louis took place 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 needed to create the first professional St. Louis ball club. These ringers were responsible for the creation of the Brown Stockings. The Red Stockings was an amateur team of unprofessional and scrappy players. The Red Stockings were disappointed when no St. Louis players cut the city’s first professional soccer team. Flaspohler stated that the Cardinals would still exist. They weren’t the first major league team to visit St. Louis.
Brian Flaspohler has published Baseball History: A Guide. This book explores Lou’s rich history.
South Compton Avenue hosted the first professional soccer match. Now it is known as 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.
During the middle 20th century, St. Louis was home to two major league teams: the Cardinals and the Browns. Each team had an apartment in Lindell Towers or Coronado Place or Towers At Grand Center.
Both teams won World Series.
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 the Cardinals manager sent an e-mail to the Browns manager in which he stated that he could have his 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 “funny, but not told.” 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 presented with pennants. Ten years later, they were again on the rise.
He said, “The Stars tell a remarkable story that not many people are aware of.” Amazingly, baseball can still be played in the same stadium it used to be.
Flaspohler stated, “Every generation in St. Louis had somebody to cheer for”, specifically referring to the fact that the Cardinals never won the World Series despite playing more than 25 seasons.
He has to deal with historians.
In 1882, the Cardinals were founded. They are the foundation of today’s team. It reads “est. 1892. “ “They joined the National League in 1892 even though they had been around for more than a decade.
Flaspohler believes that there is a reason. Flaspohler believes there is a reason.
Flaspohler lauds the Cardinals’ families and The DeWitts for their efforts in preserving the game’s history. Flaspohler points out 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 a remarkable job keeping it alive.” They won’t change their T-shirts from 1882 to 1883. “I would love them to do that.