Lone Star Club of Harrisonburg

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Nick Name Lone Star
Earliest Known Date July 1866
Location Harrisonburg, VA, United States
Description

In July of 1866 “the young men of Harrisonburg… formed themselves into a base ball club, under the supervision and instruction of H. H. Hopkins, of Baltimore. The club is known as the Lone Star…” See Scott H. Sale, “Take Me Out to the ballgame: Exploring the 19th Century Roots of Valley Baseball,” Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society Newsletter, v. 28 no. 3 (Summer 2006).

The Staunton Spectator, Nov. 20, 1866 reports that this Lone Star club lost to the Lee of New Market Nov. 10th at New Market.

Harrisonburg VA (1890 pop. about 2,800) is about 110 miles NE of Roanoke VA and near the WV border.

Sources

Scott H. Sale, “Take Me Out to the ballgame: Exploring the 19th Century Roots of Valley Baseball,” Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society Newsletter, v. 28 no. 3 (Summer 2006).

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

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