Monthly Archives: November 2014

Enterprise Club vs. Picked Nine, May 1867

“A picked nine from the Mechanics, Stonewall Jackson and Madden base ball clubs have accepted the challenge issued by the Enterprise club. The game comes off on Monday, the 20th inst., at 2 p.m.–weather favorable–on the Enterprise new grounds, corner … Continue reading

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Enterprise and Mechanics Clubs Battle Again

Two months after they met in April of 1867, the Enterprise and Mechanics clubs played a rematch. “Another Match.–An interesting match game of base ball will be played to-day between the first nines of the Enterprise and Mechanics’ clubs, on … Continue reading

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Tribute to Thomas Kinna from his Teammates

In a previous post I described the murder of base ball player Thomas Kinna in August of 1868. A few days later his teammates from the Bluff City Club (apparently Kinna had switched allegiance from the Mechanics Club within the … Continue reading

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Ed. Worsham, Member of the Mechanics of Memphis, Newsagent

Ed. Worsham, who appears in a previous post as scorer for the Mechanics Club of Memphis, apparently also ran a news stand. He sold everything from French novels to British magazines to sporting magazines to baseballs. Here is a notice … Continue reading

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Pitcher Thomas Kinna Meets His Doom: August, 1868

In a previous post, we learned how Thomas Kinna, a pitcher for the Mechanics Club of Memphis, had been non-fatally stabbed in a beer saloon in 1867. Not quite a year later, in yet another saloon in August 1868, he … Continue reading

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Pitcher Stabbed in a Memphis Saloon, 1867

From the October 1, 1867 edition of the Memphis Public Ledger: “A Young Man Dangerously Cut in a Concert Saloon TheĀ  “Overton Free Music Hall, as a beer jerking concert saloon opposite the Overton Hotel is termed, is attaining a … Continue reading

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Enterprise and Mechanics Clubs of Memphis Battle it out, April 17, 1867

From the Memphis Public Ledger, April 18, 1867. “Base Ball.–The match game of base ball played yesterday between the Enterprise and Mechanics Clubs resulted in the success of the former. Geo. Byland, of the Pride of the South Club, acted … Continue reading

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