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The First Baseball Match Ever Played in Tennessee

The first match game of baseball played in Tennessee took place May 12, 1866. This match, between the Cumberland and Rock City Clubs of Nashville, had been originally scheduled forĀ  April 21 (or maybe April 28), 1866, but for some … Continue reading

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The First “Called Balls” in Nashville, Oct. 1866

“Called balls” were introduced (at the umpire’s discretion) into the National Association rule book for the 1863 season*, but this new rule did not apparently disseminate at the same pace throughout the nation. Below, the October 7, 1866 Nashville Republican … Continue reading

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Nashvilles vs. Blue Stockings, August 1870

From the Nashville Union and American, August 13, 1870: “In a match game of base ball between the Nashville and Blue Stocking Base Ball Clubs of Nashville, the Nashville won by a score of 43 to 19. Those who deserve … Continue reading

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Morristown and Rogersville Clubs–Rivals!

From the June 26, 1868 Nashville Republican Banner: “Morristown and Rogerville are rivals in base ball.” That’s the extent of this report. Morristown and Rogersville are towns in East Tennessee, about 25 miles apart.

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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; … Continue reading

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The Broadway Lightning Defeat the Trix, May 1868

From the May 10, 1868 issue of the Nashville Union and Dispatch: “Base Ball.– A match game was played between the Broadway Lightning and Trix, the former scoring 28 and the latter 9.” If you’ll recall, in late May of … Continue reading

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Lone Star 61, Arlington 28 — April 1868

From the Nashville Union and Dispatch, April 17, 1868: “Edgefield and South Nashville.– In a match game of base ball yesterday, the Lone Star Club of Edgefield scored 61 to 28 by the Arlington, of South Nashville.”

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