Pride of the South Club of Memphis

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Nick Name Pride of the South
Earliest Known Date Monday, October 15, 1866
Location Memphis, TN, United States

"At a recent meeting of the Pride of the South Base Ball Club, the following officers were elected: President, D.S. Dodds; Vice-President, D. Eagan; Secretary, Wm. Wetter; Treasurer, J. Leslie."1


"There was quite an interesting game of base ball yesterday between the R.E. Lee and the Pride of the South clubs--the score stood 30 to 33 in favor of the R.E. Lee." Memphis Public Ledger, Nov. 19, 1866.2


In a Memphis Daily Appeal article dated September 12, 1867 about a state convention of base ball clubs, the Pride of the South Club is mentioned.

Additional notes from Jeff Kittel, 12/3/2012:

A January 1867 article exhorted club members to pay their dues or risk "public expulsion" from the club.

A July 1868 article notes that the club was playing in a series of games for the championship of West Tennessee.


1"Base Ball." Public Ledger [Memphis, TN], 15, Oct., 1866: 3. Web, Chronicling America, 23 June, 2014.

2"Base Ball." Public Ledger [Memphis, TN], Nov. 19, 1866:3. Web, Chronicling America, April 2, 2014.

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

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1866 1 Played 0 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied
1867 2 Played 1 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1868 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1866-11-18 Memphis TN R.E. Lee Club of Memphis Pride of the South Club of Memphis 33 - 30 Memphis, TN Christopher Ryland
Ballgame 1867-01-15 Memphis TN Stonewall Jackson Club of Memphis Pride of the South Club of Memphis 50 - 63 Christopher Ryland
Ballgame 1867-02-18 Memphis TN Enterprise Club of Memphis Pride of the South Club of Memphis Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1868-07-08 Hopefield AR Bluff City Club of Memphis Pride of the South Club of Memphis Hopefield, AR Bruce Allardice

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Player Years Roles Edit Association with Club
D. Eagan 1866, 1867 Founder, Initial Officer
D.S. Dodds 1866 Founder, Initial Officer
E. W. Moore 1867
John Leslie 1866, 1867 Founder, Initial Officer
J. Trabucco 1867
Jno. G. Rogers 1867
Joseph Morrison 1867
Joseph Wetter 1867
L. Savale 1867
W. Fogerty 1867
W.T. Rutter 1868 Later Officer
William Wetter 1866, 1867 Founder, Initial Officer

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