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A Busy Day for Base Ball Matches, 1868

From the April 30, 1868 issue of the Nashville Union and Dispatch: “Base Ball.– Several Delegations of juveniles waited upon our Local yesterday with the following reports of match games played during the day: Southern 50, to Lone Star 47; … Continue reading

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The Broadway Lightning Defeat the Trix, May 1868

From the May 10, 1868 issue of the Nashville Union and Dispatch: “Base Ball.– A match game was played between the Broadway Lightning and Trix, the former scoring 28 and the latter 9.” If you’ll recall, in late May of … Continue reading

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Old Newspapers are Unreliable

Newspapers are the only available primary sources about 1860s Tennessee baseball. But even so, we shouldn’t forget how unreliable they can be. For instance, the November 14, 1868 issue of the Nashville Union and American reports that: “a match game … Continue reading

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