Skip Nipper is author of Baseball in Nashville (2007, Arcadia Publishing), serves as secretary of the Nashville Old Timers Baseball Association, is a member of SABR (Society of American Baseball Research), and is leader of SABR’s Grantland Rice-Fred Russell (Nashville) chapter.
He is a contributing author to SABR’s Biography Project, an ongoing effort to research and write comprehensive biographical articles on people who played or managed in the major leagues, or otherwise made a significant contribution to the sport. Skip’s contributions include Sam Narron, published in “Sweet ’60: The 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates” (SABR, 2013); Hank Schenz, published in The Team That Time Won’t Forget: The 1951 New York Giants (SABR, 2015); John Mitchell, published in “The 1986 New York Mets: There Was More Than Game Six” (SABR, 2016); and R. A. Dickey, published in Overcoming Adversity: The Tony Conigliaro Award (SABR, 2017).
Biographies on Jack Scott in 20 Game Losers, and Negro League Homestead Grays pitcher Willie Pope, are to be published soon. Profiles on former major league players Jim Turner, Charlie Mitchell, Sherman Kennedy, Jerry Bell, and Buddy Gilbert are ongoing, as well as Nashville Old Timers board member bios.
A presenter at the Southern Association Conference at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama, on numerous occasions, Skip was keynote speaker at the 2014 Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and presented his knowledge of Sulphur Dell at the SABR 40 convention in Atlanta, Georgia in 2010. He has participated in panel discussions about Nashville’s baseball past at Metro Nashville/Davidson County library and Metro Archives.
He has spoken to the Downtown Lions Club, Nashville Sertoma Club, Belmont United Methodist Seniors, Calvary United Methodist Seniors, West End Alumni, Cumberland Chapter of DAR, Rutland Place Senior Living, and other organizations. For information regarding speaking engagements, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.