A few years ago I received a call from Justin Harvey of local public broadcasting station WNPT, explaining his idea for project about baseball in Nashville and the impact of Sulphur Dell on the city. It was to include film footage, photographs, and interviews.
Justin asked me if I would agree to be interviewed. I immediately said “yes” and encouraged him to also include my dad, Virgil Nipper. He agreed.
Dad and I were a very small part of Justin’s project. Others included in the project were Farrell Owens, the first General Manager of the Nashville Sounds who has many memories of Sulphur Dell himself. Nashville’s “Mr. Baseball” Junie McBride, former Nashville Vols players Roy Pardue and Larry Taylor, and many others became subjects of the project.
“Memories of Sulphur Dell” came to fruition and premiered on June 3, 2007, and I was proud that one of the premiums for donors included a DVD of the show and a copy of my book, “Baseball in Nashville” which had just been published.
The DVD is still available from WNPT (www.wnpt.org), and I would encourage interested parties to support them by becoming a member and donate! If it’s worth watching, it’s worth supporting!
Not long ago, two excerpts from “Memories of Sulphur Dell” were posted on YouTube by WNPT. You may access them by clicking here:
Take a step back to old Sulphur Dell, remember and reminisce, then be sure and let WNPT know you want a copy by making a donation. And be looking for Larry Munson!