Mississippi Valley BBC of Vicksburg

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Nick Name Mississippi Valley
Earliest Known Date October 1864 -- Thanksgiving Day
Location Vicksburg, MS, United States
Description

The "Spirit of the Times," Dec. 17, 1864, reports on a Thanksgiving Day game in Vicksburg between two nines of the Mississippi Valley BBC. Wentz's nine lost to Tawne's nine, 18 to 6. The article gives a complete box score with the players' names. Note--Julian A. Wentz (1842-1914) was a civilian railroad man born in NY, who came to Vicksburg during the civil war to help run the military railroads there. It is presume that the other ballplayers were civilian government employees. The Vicksburg Daily Times, November 13, 1866, reports: “A game of Base Ball came off yesterday at the Arsenal grounds…. Messrs. Wentz and Borden were captains of the rival sides.” The New Orleans Times, December 27, 1866 says the Mississippi Valley Base Ball Club of Vicksburg has come to New Orleans to play. Note--H. and W. Borden played in the 1864 game cites above.

The Vicksburg Herald, Oct. 15, Oct. 21, 1864 notes practice games of this club. Same Dec. 10, 1864 reports on a meeting of this club.

Vicksburg (1910 pop. about 14,800) is on the Mississippi River about halfway up the state's western border and about 40 miles W of Jackson, which is near the center of the state.

Sources

The Vicksburg Herald, Oct. 15, Oct. 21, 1864

Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location MS
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.

Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1867 3 Played 1 Won 2 Lost 0 Tied

Ballgames

Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1867-02-07 Vicksburg MS 24th United States Infantry Base Ball Club of Vicksburg, Mississippi Mississippi Valley BBC of Vicksburg 30 - 33 Jeff T. Giambrone
Ballgame 1867-02-10 Vicksburg MS 24th United States Infantry Base Ball Club of Vicksburg, Mississippi Mississippi Valley BBC of Vicksburg 33 - 24 Jeff T. Giambrone
Ballgame 1867-04-02 Vicksburg MS 24th United States Infantry Base Ball Club of Vicksburg, Mississippi Mississippi Valley BBC of Vicksburg 61 - 35 Jeff T. Giambrone

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