Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Forest and Flynn Base Ball Clubs, 1866

From the Nashville Union and Dispatch, November 25, 1866 “Match Game–The first nine of the Forest and the first nine of the Flynn Base Ball Clubs played a match game yesterday, in which the forest came off victorious. The score … Continue reading

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The First Black Base Ball Club in Nashville?

From the Nashville Union and Dispatch, Dec. 21, 1866 “The colored young men of the city took the base ball fever some time ago, and organized a club from the choicest material on hand, calling it the Excelsior. Having a … Continue reading

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Cumberland 56, Stonewall 43

On November 30, 1866, the Cumberland club defeated the Stonewall club by a score of 56 to 43. This appears to have been a very high scoring game, even by the standards of the time. “Base Ball–The match game of … Continue reading

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1886 Nashville Americans season preview

With the base ball season almost upon us, we are awash in season previews for all our favorite clubs. So what better way to celebrate the birth of a new season, than to meet the Nashville base ballists for 1886! … Continue reading

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