Holston Club of Knoxville v Nashville Base Ball Club on 12 September 1868

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Date of Game Saturday, September 12, 1868
Location Nashville, TN, United States
Field Near Fort Houston and Beyond Broad Street
Home Team Holston Club of Knoxville
Away Team Nashville Base Ball Club
Score 10 - 34

On September 12, 1868, the Nashville Base Ball Club hosted the Knoxville Holstons for the championship of the state, and the home club prevailed 34-10. A lengthy, play-by-play account was published in the Nashville Republican Banner the following day. This is one of the most detailed descriptions of an early Tennessee match available, and it highlights the generally clumsy fielding of the period.

The match was played on the Nashville club’s home field, “near Fort Houston,” which was located approximately at the current location of Nashville’s Music Row district.


“BASE BALL: Match Game for the Championship of the State, Between the Holston, of Knoxville and the Nashville, of Nashville A Brilliant Victory for the Latter A Full Report of the Game.” Republican Banner [Nashville, Tenn] 13 Sep 1868: 4.

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The Nashville won this 3-game series and claimed the state championship. See Nashville Tennessean, Oct. 10, 1868

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