Lone Star Club of Harrisonburg
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|Nick Name||Lone Star|
|Earliest Known Date||July 1866|
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|Location||Harrisonburg, VA, United States|
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.
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|
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