John Read Club of Huntsville

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Nick Name John Read
Earliest Known Date August 1875
Location Huntsville, AL, United States
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The Fayetteville (TN) Observer Aug. 12, 1875 says the Hornets of Fayetteville have been challenged by the Huntsville base ball club. Same, Aug. 19, 1875 says the Hornets beat the “John Read” team of Huntsville 34-18 on “Tuesday evening.”

Huntsville AL (population in 1870s was steady at about 4,900) is about 85 miles N of Birmingham and about 20 miles S of the Tennessee border. Fayetteville TN ( current pop 7000) is 30 miles N of Huntsville.

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Found by Bruce Allardice
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