I previously posted about the Excelsiors’ 1866 attempts to integrate base ball matches in Tennessee, apparently without success. Here they are again in February of 1868.
“Africa Against the Field–The Excelsior Base Ball Club (colored) announces its willingness to play against any Club in Davidson County. Let the Phoenix look to its laurels.”
“Africa Against the Field. “Republican Banner (1837-1875) [Nashville, Tenn] 09 Feb 1868: 4.