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Phoenix Club Meeting To-night

“Base Ball There will be a meeting of the Phoenix Base Ball Club, at their room this evening, at [illegible] o’clock. Every member is requested to be present.” From the Republican Banner, Oct. 1, 1867.

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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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A note about stealing

In the previous post, when Mr. Gault of the Phoenix “endeavored to make the second,” he was probably trying to steal the base. Unfortunately for baseball historians, the early rules didn’t provide for the possibility of taking an extra base … 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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