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Nashville Sports History: Stories From the Stands

Nashville Sports History: Stories From the Stands

Nashville Sports History: Stories From the Stands

By Bill Traughber
The History Press
128 pages
$19.99

“Enjoy this all-access pass to over 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 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.”
—from the publisher

“Bill Traughber has completed a must-have book on Nashville’s sports history. His research is extensive and covers the gamut from horse racing, football, baseball, the early days of Nashville golf, basketball, auto racing and steeplechase.”
—Joe Biddle, The Tennessean

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