1910 Tennessee Rats

A Calendar, Including Newspaper Clippings, of the 1910 Tennessee Rats

1910 Tennessee Rats

Stories are placed in order of the date they appeared.

April 23, 1910

Valentine, NE
"Baseball News. - Valentine won one game and lost one with Brown's Tennessee Rats. Monday, the first game was won by the Rats 20 to 14."

April 24, 1910

Valentine, NE
"The second game Tuesday found our local team in better shape and they defeated the Rats 10 to 5."

Valentine, NE
"Valentine Beats Colored Team. - Valentine, Nebraska, April 27. - Valentine yesterday won over the Tennessee Rats (colored) baseball team, 10 to 5. Batteries: Rats, Brooks and Wilson; Valentine, DeSilva and Fischer."

May 13, 1910

Scotland, SD
"The ball game Wednesday by the Tennessee Rats and the Scotland team was the best game played here this season. The Rats are considered a fast bunch and until they struck Scotland had been winning everything they came against. The game here resulted in a score of 6 to 7 in favor of Scotland."

June 17, 1910

Oacoma, SD
"Old Settlers and Soldiers. - Reunion Held in Lyman County Was a Very Successful One. - Oacoma, June 22. - The Old Settlers' and Soldiers' reunion was held in this city Friday and Saturday. It was well attended both days. Special trains on the Milwaukee Road were the means of bringing many from the East and the regular train service accommodated those coming from towns west of here. The Emery and Tennessee Rats Negro bands furnished the music, while the streets were lined with attractions, in face the Lyman county capital evidenced the genuine gala day decorations. - The leading feature of the event was the baseball games, and four teams were represented, namely Murdo, Plankinton, Flandreau Indians and Tennessee Rats (colored), Friday forenoon Plankinton and Murdo crossed bats, resulting with a score of 19 to 1 respectively. In the afternoon the Flandreau Indians and Tennessee Rats played a score of 5 to 3."

June 18, 1910

Oacoma, SD
"Saturday Morning the Tennessee Rats and Murdo played a score of 11 to 2. The champion game was played in the afternoon when Plankinton won with a score of 11 to 3 over the Flandreau Indians. The Lyman county old settlers' and old soldiers' reunion this year was a success from start to finish, and everybody seemed to have a good time. It was held at Reliance last year, and next year it is to be as Presho."

July 1, 1910

Philip, SD
"Good game of base ball Friday July 1st. Tennessee Rats vs Philip.

"Tennessee Rats vs the Philipinoes Friday, July 1st."

July 23, 1910

Chicago, IL
"On Monday of this week the Chicago Baseball League passed a rule barring games between its members and all visiting colored ball clubs from now on, the rule being made to include the Cuban clubs that have been playing around the circuit the past two years. The rule will work very badly against the Stars of Cuba, who figured on playing on the Chicago League Circuit after the Cuban Stars left the city. This action means that the Chicago Leaguers will not play visiting colored teams any more in the future."