The Cardinals (colored) have organized for the season, with the following players: P.Chauvin, p; B. Leger, c.; J. Brooks, 1b.; H. Brown, 2b.; G. Fields, 3b.; W. Collins, s.s.; J. Johnson, l.f.; J. Thomas, c.f.; C. Manu, r.f.; L. Paul, sub.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 20, 1884
Can you imagine the amount of attention that the St. Louis Cardinals could bring to the history of 19th century black baseball? Can you imagine the amount of resources they could bring to table to further our research and study into all of this? I think I need to have a little sit-down with Mr. Bill DeWitt.