Mississippi Valley BBC of Vicksburg
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|Nick Name||Mississippi Valley|
|Earliest Known Date||October 1864 -- Thanksgiving Day|
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|Location||Vicksburg, MS, United States|
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 (1860 pop 4591; 1870 pop. 12,443) 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.
The Vicksburg Herald, Oct. 15, Oct. 21, 1864
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
|Entered by||Bruce Allardice|
|First in Location||MS|
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
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|1867||3 Played||1 Won||2 Lost||0 Tied|
|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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|Reading's Foundry Field||1868|
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