Club of Abingdon

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Nick Name Abingdon
Earliest Known Date Monday, May 13, 1867
Location Abingdon, VA, United States
Modern Address Abington VA
Description

The Abingdon Virginian, May 17, 1867 reports that a baseball club was formed in the town May 13. Same, Nov. 1, 1867 reports that on Nov. 2 the Abingdon club will play the Herculean Club of Emory and Henry College.

The “Athletics” of Bristol lost to the Abingdon club 73-36 at King College “last Saturday.” Bristol News, May 26, 1874.

Abington VA (1870 pop., 715--current pop. about 8000) is in SW VA near the Tennessee border. King College is in Bristol TN, very near the VA border.

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The Abingdon Virginian, May 17, 1867

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Abingdon, VA
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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