A collection of stories from matches played at the Arch grounds.


A Perfecto day for the Unions

Opening Day For The St. Louis Unions: Beneath the rare sunny sky and amid the pastoral setting of Jefferson Barracks Park, the 19th century atmosphere was jarring punctuated from time to time with the booming sound of civil war cannon. a  In the center of all this, the whack of balls struck by a bat, the […]

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Founder Brian ‘Ricochet’ Robison

Back to Base Ball

MARCH 28 , 2015 (ST.LOUIS)    The Unions 2015 Season officially began with a short ride to Lafayette Park. The Unions opened the first inning of their first contest Saturday against the Lafayette Square Cyclone with high hopes after tallying 6 runs on 9 hits in the 1st frame. That would continue to be the […]

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MO Cup Champs defeated

A Beautiful setting for Base Ball, repeat MO Cup Champion Perfectos, and no restroom facilities…This must be Lafayette Park. The St. Louis Unions Vintage Base Ball Club defeated the St. Louis Perfectos, 9-0 and 8-5, in a doubleheader sweep of the 2014 MO Cup Champs, Saturday at Lafayette Park…..in the first game against the JB […]

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Brownies Bats Baffled

On Saturday, September 6th, the St. Louis Brown Stockings Base Ball Club made the short trek east to south St. Louis to take on the Unions BBC at Lurk Field in Jefferson Barracks Park….in the first match of the day, the Blue strikers broke out their bats sparingly throoughout after the Brownie Nine jumped out […]

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Thanks a million Vermillion

(June 14. 2014  DANVILLE IL)   One thing for sure on this day – it was a picture perfect day for vintage baseball play.  The field at Kennekuk County Park in Danville, IL was cut to perfection for the two contests between the Unions and Vermillion Voles. The JB Nine (and we had only nine) […]

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Lafayette we have returned.

St.Louis MO–The Unions returned to Lafayette Park in St. Louis City yesterday, with the second date of games so far this season against the Lafayette Square Cyclone. After six games of temps that were mostly on the cooler side, the JB Nine and Cyclone heated it up with two nail biters. The clubs split their […]

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Ground Squirrels visit the LURK

(St.Louis APRIL 12, 2014)–Lurk Field is located in a natural bowl in the former army base that comprises Jefferson Barracks Park and was transformed into a playable venue by the work of the Unions club and, especially, one member Dave “Beans” Heim, whose skill as a woodworker created not only a formidable backstop but attractive […]

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Browns Busters

ST.LOUIS (MARCH 29, 2014)–The St Louis Unions team nine emerged with two wins in the game played with the rules, equipment, and uniforms of the 1860 era.  Meetings of the Unions and their good friends the St Louis Brown Stockings are always very entertaining where the quips and banter fly faster than the hits  Saturday’s game at Jefferson Barracks was no exception. […]

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Cyclone tamed

MARCH 22 (ST.LOUIS)- Facing a Lafayette Square Cyclone club that has been known to shut down and keep the Unions’ high-powered strikers at bay on occasion in some historical low-scoring contests between the two, last Saturday was quite the opposite with an offensive festival put on between both club in last Saturday’s doubleheader….the Unions won […]

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