Nashville Sports History: Stories from the Stands

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Enjoy this all-access pass to more than a century of sports in the Music City packed into one exciting volume Watch from the bleachers as Ty Cobb practices with the Vanderbilt football team and Babe Ruth blasts home runs out of the old Sulphur Dell Ball Park, or go all the way back to 1843 and witness what was then the richest horse race in the world at the Nashville Race Course. These are but a few of the stories compiled by local award-winning sportswriter Bill Traughber in this one-of-a-kind collection no sports fan should be without. Included are excerpts from local sportswriters like the legendary Grantland Rice and over forty historic photographs from the playing field.
ISBN: 9781596298200
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Tennessee
Series: Sports
Images: 42
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bill Traughber is a researcher and writer of Nashville sports history. He has been a published writer for twelve years. The Nashville-born writer's work has appeared in Athlon's Baseball Annual, Nashville Sports Weekly, Titans Exclusive, Big Orange Illustrated, the City Paper, Tennessee Titans Season Review 2001, 2, Sports Nashville, Nashville Retrospect and the National Pastime (SABR). His stories have also appeared in these additional publications: Nashville Sounds 2004, 9 yearly programs; Nashville Sounds 2007, 9 media guides; Brentwood Academy 2004, 9 football programs; Vanderbilt University 2004, 9 football programs; and Vanderbilt 2008, 9 baseball media guides. His work has appeared on several websites, including and As a member of the Tennessee Sports Writers Association, he was presented with these awards: 2003 Best Feature Writer (Division II); 2005 Best Feature Writer (Division III); 2006 Best Feature Writer (Division III); 2007 Third Place Feature Writer (Division III); 2008 Second Place Feature Writer (Division III); 2008 Third Place Writer of the Year (Division III); 2009 Best Feature Writer (Division III); and 2009 Second Place Writer of the Year (Division III). His memberships include the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA), the Nashville Sports Council, the Society of American Baseball Researchers (SABR), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the Intercollegiate Football Researchers Association (IFRA). Traughber's stories have taken him to Cooperstown, New York; Anchorage, Alaska; and the White House in Washington, D.C. He resides in Brentwood, Tennessee.
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