Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Maryville College hosts Johnson Bible College - 1918

Maryville College and Johnson Bible College first played each other in 1912.  It would appear that the first game was won by JBC by a score of 6-4.  MC won the next two games, (7-6, 12-2).

The first game with any sort of meaningful write up occurred on April 26, 1918.  Maryville won, as they would consistently do in future meetings.


What did the teams look like back then?  Glad you asked.

1918 Maryville College Baseball Team
image from Chilhowean (1919)

Johnson Bible College Newsletter - July, 1918
image from Johnson University

What do the teams look like now?  Again, glad you asked.

2016 Maryville College Scots
image from
Johnson University Royals
image from

The teams take to the field in Maryville tonight at 6pm, 104 years since they first met.  The equipment and the names have changed, but it is still baseball.

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