First Known Female Base Ball Team in Tennessee

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Date November 1868
Location Nashville, TN, United States

Approximately 12-20 young women organized the Female Base Ball Club of Nashville and played several scrimmage games on the grounds of a mansion on the outskirts of Nashville. The players wore uniforms with red caps and leather belts with the initials FBBC. This is the first known female baseball team in Tennessee.


“Woman as a Base Baller: Startling Encroachments on the Rights of the Sterner Sex,” The [Nashville] Tennessean (22 Nov 1868), 4.

Submitted by Debra A. Shattuck


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