MAY 2021  |  ISSUE 14


In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, we coordinated a custom jersey giveaway with Nashville’s own Mookie Betts.

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Winner will be chosen and announced on June 1st.


We teamed up with Old Hickory Bats to celebrate Mother's Day by giving away 3 Limited Edition bats.

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We are honored to highlight Ericka Dixie as our May Star of the Month. Throughout her 22 years in education, she has found joy supporting children’s learning through her work as a librarian at Alex Green Elementary, where she recently earned the 2020 - 2021 Teacher of the Year Award.
“I enjoy the library because I have so much freedom for diverse teaching. In the classrooms, things are more structured. I like that I am able to get creative and be an extension of the child’s learning by exploring different avenues, whether it is books or new technologies.”
Following in the footsteps of her parents and family members, she has always been rooted in teaching. “I come from a long line of educators, and I always knew I wanted to work with kids.”  Dixie is the recipient of the Black Voices Micro Grant, Laura Bush Library Grant, and the Apple Create and Code Grant. She is a member of the TN Association of School Librarians (TASL) and Mayor Briley’s Priority Schools Kitchen Cabinet.
One of her favorite quotes is by Jigoro Kano - A Japanese educator, athlete, and the founder of the martial art Judo. “To ask may be but a moment’s shame, but to not ask and remain ignorant is a lifelong shame.” Why not bring MLB to Nashville? As a supporter of the locally operated brand, Baseball Rich Nashville, she feels it’s time to bring the Major Leagues to Music City. “It’s imperative to educate our community on the history of the Nashville Stars and the importance of celebrating the Negro Leagues.” We couldn’t agree more.

Music City Baseball (MCB) has announced that Michele Ivey Frazier has joined the organization as Director of Operations and Leader of their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program. Frazier will play an integral part in ensuring Music City Baseball is an inclusive organization in all aspects of their business efforts while also managing the company’s human resources, budgeting, financing, and facility management.
Music City Baseball seeks to privately finance the proposed ballpark/entertainment district and bring a Major League franchise to Nashville and Middle Tennessee built on equity, inclusion, and diversity. To honor the Negro League teams that graced Nashville diamonds in the 1940s, MCB is proud to bring back the Nashville Stars moniker for the prospective franchisee.
“Michele’s leadership and experience in marketing and business made her the perfect candidate for her new role with us. One of our group’s driving principles is to build a team and organization with a diverse core. We firmly believe that baseball can be a bridge to a better and more equitable society,” said John Loar, Managing Director of Music City Baseball. 
Frazier previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for Rivergate Dental. She formerly held roles with companies including, Genesco, Viacom Cable, InterMedia, Gaylord, Country Music Television International and also has a consulting and real estate business. Michele is a Nashville native and active community member. She has held various national, regional, and local leadership positions with organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, The Links, Incorporated, GirlFriends, Inc., Jack & Jill of America, Inc. and Carrousels, Inc.
“I am excited to share my operational management and leadership talents with Music City Baseball. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee "DEIC" serves to directly promote and support our inclusive policies. I see my role here as a champion of this mission and a resource to help ensure that our goal of equity and inclusiveness is clearly evidenced in our daily operations,” said Frazier.

Frazier graduated from the University of Montevallo where she served as the University’s first African American Student Government Association President. She went on to receive her Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management. Michele has received recognitions for her work including the YMCA’s Black Achiever Award and the Leader of the 21st Century Award.


Then and now. A vintage Ebbets flat bill and a sleek EvoShield cap. 50% of the net proceeds will go directly to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Nashville Stars 2021 Road Cap
from Ebbets Field Flannels

EvoShield x Nashville Stars
Game Day Cap


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