But when a maverick millionaire
and spurned team-owner aspirant named Henry Lucas established a new
third major league that year - the Union Association - the pro game
erupted into chaos.
Come for the pennant-winning St.
Louis Maroons (who won 94 of their 113 regular season games, and
bested the second-place Cincinnati Outlaw Reds by a whopping 21
games), but stay for the litany of replacement teams (e.g.,
Wilmington Quicksteps, St. Paul Saints, Altoona Mountain Citys,
Kansas City Cowboys, etc.) that folded just as soon as they