One of the features of the fair held last week under the auspices of the St. Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association was a ball tourney, for which liberal prizes were offered for competition by clubs from all sections. Much disappointment, however, was experienced fro the fact that but two outside clubs entered, viz.: - the Excelsior, of Chicago, and the Olympic, of Carondelet, a circumstance which had the effect of detracting greatly from the interest evinced in the matches.
-New York Clipper, October 24, 1868
And I didn't mention it before, when it was brought up in the Republican, but now that its been mentioned again, I have to address it. I just love how they are counting the Olympics of Carondelet as an "outside" club. Carondelet has been part of St. Louis since 1870 and, in 1868, it was just outside the city. Technically, I guess you could say that the Olympics were not, in 1868, a St. Louis club but, if you said that, I'd be forced to call you pedantic.