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The Stonewall Defeat the Rock City 37-20, November 1866

From the Nov. 21, 1866 Nashville Republican Banner: “Base Ball.–A match game of Base Ball, for the Championship of Davidson County, was played yesterday afternoon between the Stonewall and Rock City Clubs, on the grounds of the latter club, in … Continue reading

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More Railroad Discounts for Championship Matches

The Tennessee Base Ball Championship for 1868 was a best of three series, with the Nashville Club having defeated the Holstons in game one. “Tennessee Base Ball Championship. The Nashville Base Ball Club will leave the city this afternoon for … Continue reading

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They Weren’t Very Good Fielders Back Then, Either

Perhaps you’ve played vintage baseball, or have witnessed a game of vintage baseball. If so, you’ll know that fielding gloves weren’t widespread before the 1880s. This meant that in the 1860s, fielders had to catch the ball with their bare … Continue reading

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1871 Base Ball Championship of Tennessee

From the Nashville Union and American, Saturday May 27, 1871 http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85033699/1871-05-27/ed-1/seq-6/ Base Ball Championship A match game for the championship of Tennessee was played yesterday afternoon at the Fair Grounds between the Memphis Mutuals and the Morgan Base Ball Club … Continue reading

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1869 Base Ball Championship of the Southwest

Public Ledger (Memphis, TN) August 14, 1869 Base Ball — The Championship of the Southwest was decided in favor of New Orleans. A game of base ball was played at the Race Track yesterday afternoon by the Southern Base Ball … Continue reading

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