Nashville Stars (baseball)

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Nashville Stars
(1930s–1950s)
Nashville, Tennessee
League affiliation(s)
Ballpark(s)

The Nashville Stars were a semi-pro Negro league baseball team in the late 1930s through the early 1950s. The Stars played in the minor league Negro Major League in 1942[1] and the Negro Southern League in 1951. They were located in Nashville, Tennessee, and played their home games at Sulphur Dell.[2]

Legacy[edit]

In 2019, an investment group, Music City Baseball LLC, announced plans to secure a possible Major League Baseball expansion franchise or lure an existing team to Nashville that would be called the Nashville Stars in honor of the city's Negro league teams.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Negro Major League (1942)" (PDF). Center for Negro League Baseball Research. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  2. ^ Nipper, Skip (December 12, 2013). "Baseball Shrines". 262 Down Right. Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Knutson, Jesse (October 2, 2019). "Music City Baseball Leadership Opens up About Challenges, Opportunity to Bring MLB to Nashville". NewsChannel 5. Retrieved October 5, 2019.