A Busy Day for Base Ball Matches, 1868

From the April 30, 1868 issue of the Nashville Union and Dispatch:

“Base Ball.– Several Delegations of juveniles waited upon our Local yesterday with the following reports of match games played during the day: Southern 50, to Lone Star 47; Trix 14, to Independent 11; Emerson 19 to Starlight 6; Texas 53, to Washington 19. Where’s the Phoenix?”

Despite the exotic names for some of these teams (“Lone Star,” “Texas”), there’s no reason to think these aren’t local clubs. Some or all of these matches may have been between juvenile clubs.

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