From The Sporting News, May 31, 1902
Sunday in the South:
There are three Sunday towns in the Southern League— New Orleans, Shreveport and Memphis. Sunday ball could be played in Little Rock, but the management declines to try it on. The games goes in Memphis, but in Nashville Tennesseans won’t stand for it like they do in the Bluff City.
I always assumed, not being from the South, that baseball would not be played on Sundays in the South until later.