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Baseball In Tombstone 1880's

C.S. Fly's photo of Tombstone's Baseball Team - Courtesy Arizona Historical Society

In 1882, Tombstone had their own semi-professional baseball team. They played other teams that were formed by soldiers, miners, mills, and other men who enjoyed the newfound sport. By the late 19th century, baseball was widely recognized as the national sport of the United States. The town of tombstone stood behind the home team. Below are a couple of articles I found regarding the “Tombstone Nine” and the start of the new season.

Arizona weekly citizen (Tucson, Ariz), August 4, 1883

The Tombstone epitaph. May 01, 1882


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