Holstons in History: May 11, 1867

On May 8, 1867, The Knoxville Whig noted that a rematch of the May 4, 1867, base ball game between the Holston and Knoxville clubs was imminent, “but at what particular time, we have not learned.” It occurred one week later on Saturday, May 11, 1867, and resulted in what may be the Holston’s first victory.

The match was documented in The Knoxville Whig on May 15, 1867:

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Base Ball.—Another of those exciting match games came off on Saturday, in the presence of a large crowd of ladies and gentlemen. The contestants were the Knoxville and Holston Clubs of this city, in which the Holston Club was victorious.