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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.” Advertisements

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The University Club Defeats the Lone Stars, Nov. 23, 1868

From the Nashville Union and American, Nov. 24, 1868. The University Club plays the Lone Star for the championship only two weeks after completing their defeat of the Arlington Club in a three game series. Notice that this article refers … Continue reading

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The University Club, 1868 County Champions

As mentioned in the previous post, the Arlington Club defeated the University Club in the first of three matches for the 1868 championship of Davidson County. The “Base Ball. The University and Arlington Base Ball Clubs played the final match … Continue reading

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The University and Arlington Clubs Meet, 1868

From the October 24, 1868 Nashville Union and American: “Base Ball. A match game for the championship was played yesterday between the Arlington and University clubs, resulting as follows: Arlington 33, University 16.” “University” probably referred to the University of … Continue reading

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Old Newspapers are Unreliable

Newspapers are the only available primary sources about 1860s Tennessee baseball. But even so, we shouldn’t forget how unreliable they can be. For instance, the November 14, 1868 issue of the Nashville Union and American reports that: “a match game … 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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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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