Cumberland Base Ball Club of Nashville v Rock City Base Ball Club of Nashville on 12 May 1866

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Date of Game Saturday, May 12, 1866
Location Nashville, TN, United States
Modern Address Jubilee Hall
Field Fort Gillem
Home Team Cumberland Base Ball Club of Nashville
Away Team Rock City Base Ball Club of Nashville
Score 66 - 15
NY Rules Likely

The Nashville Daily Press and Times reported on May 14, 1866 the result of the "the first game of the kind played in Nashville" (and probably in Tennessee). The Cumberland Club defeated the Rock City handily, 66-15. Both clubs had been formed the previous month.

Nashville's population was about 19,000 in 1860 and about 26,000 in 1870.


"Match Base Ball Game." Nashville Daily Press and Times. May 14, 1866:4

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The match was originally scheduled for April 21 (or perhaps April 28), but was rescheduled for May 12.

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Found by Christopher Ryland
Entered by Christopher Ryland
Players Locality Local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia
Local-Origins Study Groups Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball


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