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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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The Nashville Club were Three Men Short (1870)

On June 13th, 1870, the Nashville Base Ball Club showed up in Clarksville for a match with only six players. The Lightfoots could have claimed a forfeit (and perhaps did), but the clubs decided to play on with fill-ins from … Continue reading

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Nashville Base Ball Club Meeting

From the Nashville Republican Banner, Feb. 7, 1868 “Base Ball There will be a meeting of the Nashville Base Ball Club this Friday evening, February 7th, at their hall on Broad street. A full attendance of the members is requested. … 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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Nashville Defeats Holstons for Championship of the State, 1868

On September 12, 1868, the Nashville Base Ball Club hosted the Knoxville Holstons for the championship of the state, and the home club prevailed 34-10. A lengthy, play-by-play account was published in the Nashville Republican Banner the following day. The … Continue reading

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The Nashville Phoenix are a bunch of cheaters

and the umpire’s a %&#@! On Tuesday September 24, 1867, the Nashville and Phoenix base ball clubs met for the championship of Davidson County. The Phoenix won, 25-20, but the match was not without controversy. From the Nashville Union and … Continue reading

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