It Happened on This Day: September 17

September 17, 1876 – The W. T. Linck’s of Nashville lose to the Memphis Reds 13-1 in Memphis’ Central Park before 1,000 spectators. The Reds had been organized on June 25th and posted a 28-5 record:

September 17, 1876 Box Score

September 17, 1885 – Nashville loses 4-1 to Augusta in the final game of the 1885 season, finishing the season with a 55-37 record:

09-17-1885 Final Game of Season

Sporting Life, 10-21-1885 Southern League Final Standings

September 17, 1910 – New Orleans and Nashville complete their game in 42 minutes as the Vols win over the Pelicans 6-3. No base on balls, sacrifice, or stolen base is recorded.  It is the last game of the 1910 season for both clubs as Nashville finishes in fifth place with a 64-76 record:

09-17-1910 42 minute game

Sporting Life, 10-01-1910 Southern League Final Standings

September 17, 1915 – Nashville takes the first game of the series with Mobile 8-3.  David Callahan, Howard Baker, and Floyd Farmer each have doubles for the Vols and Baker has a stolen base:

Sporting Life 10-02-1915 Nashville Mobile Box Score September 17, 1915

September 17, 1958 – After a trip to Cincinnati for meetings with Reds management, Nashville Vols general manager Bill McCarthy announces “there is no talk about the possibility Nashville not having a team next season”

Bill McCarthy_blog

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