Monthly Archives: January 2014

Freight Agents vs. Cotton Buyers

By 1876, after the first professional baseball league (the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players) had collapsed, it looked as though the recent baseball fad had reached its peak and was declining. A game that had once been played … Continue reading

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1869 Base Ball Championship of the Southwest

Public Ledger (Memphis, TN) August 14, 1869 Base Ball — The Championship of the Southwest was decided in favor of New Orleans. A game of base ball was played at the Race Track yesterday afternoon by the Southern Base Ball … Continue reading

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