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Baseball history in Nashville, as told by Skip Nipper - researcher, author, writer, and historian...

Skip's Corner Skip Nipper

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Baseball history in Nashville, as told by Skip Nipper - researcher, author, writer, and historian...

    Southern Association Intentional Pass Rule for 1934 Season

    Southern Association Intentional Pass Rule for 1934 Season

    Southern Association club directors passed a new rule in 1933 that startled the baseball world. It was intended to eliminate the intentional pass, especially those issued to power hitters.

    It did not last long, but listen as I describe the controversial rule, giving two bases to runners in certain situations.
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    Email me: 262downright@gmail.com

    Thanks to my podcast producer David Nipper, who also wrote and performs the background music, "Sulphur Dell Sunset" © 2017 Black Train Records. All Rights Reserved.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 13 min
    Another Nashvillian in Cooperstown

    Another Nashvillian in Cooperstown

    There are two members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown who were born in Nashville. One was a player, Negro Leagues star Norman "Turkey" Stearnes, and the other was an executive, Lee MacPhail.

    I visited Cooperstown a few times, and I still hold close to me a special memory during one of those visits. In this Skip's Corner episode, I tell about a special person I met and how he gave insight to Cooperstown's impact on baseball history.
    Want to stay in touch? Find me here:

    Twitter: Skip's Corner
    Instagram: @skipscorner
    Facebook: Skip Nipper
    Email me: 262downright@gmail.com

    Thanks to my podcast producer David Nipper, who also wrote and performs the background music, "Sulphur Dell Sunset" © 2017 Black Train Records. All Rights Reserved.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 12 min
    Double (Header) Trouble

    Double (Header) Trouble

    Nashville's unbelievable run to the pennant in 1940 led to a hard season in 1941. Included was a season-ending series of double headers, including seven in a row.

    Hear how the Vols moved into second place before the start of the playoffs by overcoming quirks in the schedule.


    Want to stay in touch? Find me here:

    Twitter: Skip's Corner
    Instagram: @skipscorner
    Facebook: Skip Nipper
    Email me: 262downright@gmail.com

    Thanks to my podcast producer David Nipper, who also wrote and performs the background music, "Sulphur Dell Sunset" © 2017 Black Train Records. All Rights Reserved.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 9 min
    City League's 1963 Season in Nashville

    City League's 1963 Season in Nashville

    Nashville's City League had its beginnings in the earliest part of the 20th Century. In 1963, the league was in its heyday, with Nashville Sporting Goods leading the way in league standings after strong competition from Radnor Plumbing and Falstaff.

    In this episode, I describe the excellent 1963 season and speak about some of the stars who made the City League a great presence in the annals of Nashville amateur baseball.
    Want to stay in touch? Find me here:

    Twitter: Skip's Corner
    Instagram: @skipscorner
    Facebook: Skip Nipper
    Email me: 262downright@gmail.com

    Thanks to my podcast producer David Nipper, who also wrote and performs the background music, "Sulphur Dell Sunset" © 2017 Black Train Records. All Rights Reserved.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 12 min
    Tri-State League's 1963 Season in Nashville

    Tri-State League's 1963 Season in Nashville

    Buster Boguskie was commissioner of the Tri-State League, an amateur baseball league beginning its fourth year. He organized nine teams to play the 1963 season with opening games taking place on May 5 with the season concluding in mid-August.

    Listen as I tell the names of players and the teams who made up Nashville's storied Tri-State League in 1963, as I hope you recognize many of them and their baseball skills.
    Want to stay in touch? Find me here:

    Twitter: Skip's Corner
    Instagram: @skipscorner
    Facebook: Skip Nipper
    Email me: 262downright@gmail.com

    Thanks to my podcast producer David Nipper, who also wrote and performs the background music, "Sulphur Dell Sunset" © 2017 Black Train Records. All Rights Reserved.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 15 min
    What's in a Name?

    What's in a Name?

    Does "Sounds" make sense as the Nashville pro baseball club's team name? How about "Stars"? There are have been a myriad of wild and crazy team names, some whimsical and some comical, but cities have various reasons for claiming a certain moniker for baseball clubs.

    In this Skip's Corner epidsode to close out the year, I tell about many of them, including ones used for the cities that fielded teams in the Southern Association between 1901 and 1961.

    Give a listen, won't you?
    Want to stay in touch? Find me here:

    Twitter: Skip's Corner
    Instagram: @skipscorner
    Facebook: Skip Nipper
    Email me: 262downright@gmail.com

    Thanks to my podcast producer David Nipper, who also wrote and performs the background music, "Sulphur Dell Sunset" © 2017 Black Train Records. All Rights Reserved.

    Thanks for listening!

    • 10 min

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