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Tribute to Thomas Kinna from his Teammates

In a previous post I described the murder of base ball player Thomas Kinna in August of 1868. A few days later his teammates from the Bluff City Club (apparently Kinna had switched allegiance from the Mechanics Club within the … Continue reading

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Pitcher Thomas Kinna Meets His Doom: August, 1868

In a previous post, we learned how Thomas Kinna, a pitcher for the Mechanics Club of Memphis, had been non-fatally stabbed in a beer saloon in 1867. Not quite a year later, in yet another saloon in August 1868, he … Continue reading

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Pitcher Stabbed in a Memphis Saloon, 1867

From the October 1, 1867 edition of the Memphis Public Ledger: “A Young Man Dangerously Cut in a Concert Saloon TheĀ  “Overton Free Music Hall, as a beer jerking concert saloon opposite the Overton Hotel is termed, is attaining a … Continue reading

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