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The Excelsiors Once Again Challenge the White Clubs of Davidson County

I previously posted about the Excelsiors’ 1866 attempts to integrate base ball matches in Tennessee, apparently without success. Here they are again in February of 1868. “Africa Against the Field–The Excelsior Base Ball Club (colored) announces its willingness to play … Continue reading

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The First Black Base Ball Club in Nashville?

From the Nashville Union and Dispatch, Dec. 21, 1866 “The colored young men of the city took the base ball fever some time ago, and organized a club from the choicest material on hand, calling it the Excelsior. Having a … Continue reading

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