Phoenix Base Ball Club of Nashville v Nashville Base Ball Club on 24 September 1867

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Date of Game Tuesday, September 24, 1867
Location Nashville, TN, United States
Home Team Phoenix Base Ball Club of Nashville
Away Team Nashville Base Ball Club

"A match game was played Tuesday between the Nashville and Phoenix base ball clubs, which was witnessed by a large number of spectators, with but little satisfaction, however. Quite a discussion was held between the friends of both clubs. It was generally agreed that there was unfairness exhibited on the part of the umpire, Mr. Wm. Buck. The following items by a spectator will prove the above:

Mr. F. Gault of the “Phoenix” was on the first base, and endeavored to make the second–he passed the second, during which a “foul” was called; instead of returning to the second base and touching it, he crossed the diamond and reached the first base–thus violating the twenty-third section of the rules and regulations of the national association of base ball, which says: “Players running bases must tough them, and so far as possible, keep upon the direct line between them, and must touch them in the following order: First, second, third and home, and if returning must reverse this order; and should any player run three feet out of this line for the purpose of avoiding the ball in the hands of an adversary, he shall be declared out.” The umpire’s decision was “not out.”"


"Base Ball Discussion." Nashville Union and Dispatch, Sept. 27, 1867. Chronicling America. web, Feb. 2, 2014.

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The discussion of the base ball game does not mention the score.

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


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