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Cumberlands Vs Rock Citys, Take Three

The hapless Rock City Club of Nashville, now 0-2 against crosstown rival Cumberland Club, hosted them once again on June 22, 1866. As on the two previous occasions, they dropped the game, this time by a relatively competitive score of … Continue reading

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The Second Match Game in Nashville, 1866

After being roundly defeated by the Cumberlands on May 12, 1866, the Rock City club hosted the return match on May 19 at their Edgefield grounds near the suspension bridge (the vicinity of modern Woodland Ave. and 1st St.). Despite … Continue reading

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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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Another Account of the New Cumberland Club

From the Nashville Daily Press and Times, April 21, 1866. “The Challenge Accepted.–Recently the Rock City Base Ball Club challenged the Cumberland Base Ball Club to a test of strength. The challenge has been accepted, and Saturday next, at three … Continue reading

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More on the Cumberlands’ Grounds, and “Base Ball on the Brain”

As promised, here is a more comprehensive reference to the Cumberlands’ new grounds, from the August 25, 1866 Nashville Republican Banner. “Change of Base. The Cumberland have changed their place of practice to a ground at the terminus of the … Continue reading

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The Cumberlands’ New Grounds

During the spring and summer of 1866, the Cumberland Club of Nashville had been playing at Fort Gillem in North Nashville, where Fisk University is today. But in August, when the South Nashville Street Railroad was completed, they moved to … Continue reading

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