Upon This Quiet Life

A blog about Shakespeare, Civil War history, baseball and maybe even a bit of quantum mechanics now and again

 

The New York Excelsiors Win

From the Louisville Daily Courier, July 21, 1860 [Judging from this report in the Daily Courier, there were already baseball fans in...

Baseball in Louisville in 1859

Notice From the Louisville Daily Courier, March 5, 1859 The members of the STAR BASE BALL CLUB will please meet at their Room this...

Juliet’s Tomb at Verona

[Letters to Juliet, a romantic comedy starring Amanda Seyfried, is well worth watching if you’ve never seen it.] From The Argus of...

Clarksville Defeats Hopkinsville

From the South Kentuckian, June 26, 1883 The Hopkinsville colored base-ball club unbued with a spirit of conquest, visited Clarksville...

Louisville Unions Lose Their First

The colored baseball fans were treated to a fine exhibition of semi-professional ball playing yesterday at the Louisville Unions Park,...

Politics and Barbecue at Jeffersontown

From the Louisville Courier-Journal, July 23, 1860 There was a large crowd assembled on the ground near Jeffersontown, fine dancing and...

The Louisville Unions Win 19th Straight

From the Louisville Courier-Journal, June 29, 1908 Louisville Unions Win The Louisville Unions and the Waldorfs, colored baseball teams,...

Louisville Unions to Play I.B.C.

Louisville Courier-Journal, May 23, 1908 The I.B.C. colored baseball team, of Indianapolis, will cross bats to-day and to-morrow with the...

Writing Reviews the Easy Way

From the Louisville Daily Courier, October 17, 1846 Puffing by Contract – The New York journals do some queer things in the way of...