Forrest Base Ball Club of Nashville

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Nick Name Forrest Base Ball Club of Nashville
Earliest Known Date Saturday, November 24, 1866
Location Nashville, TN, United States
Nine Class Junior, Senior

"Match Game--The first nine of the Forest and the first nine of the Flynn Base Ball Clubs played a match game yesterday, in which the forest came off victorious. The score stood as follows: Forest 35, Flynn 5."


"Match Game." Nashville Union and Dispatch. Nov. 25, 1866: 5. Web, Chronicling America, Mar. 31, 2014.

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The newspaper article does not specifically state that these clubs are from Nashville. But their presence in a Nashville paper, and the lack of a geographical qualifier heavily imply it. The "Forest" and "Forrest" are likely two spellings for the same club. Perhaps the name alludes to the Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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Found by Christopher Ryland
Entered by Christopher Ryland
Local-Origin Study Groups Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball


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