August 2020 Newsletter

Are you wondering about our name- The Nashville Stars?
Some might suspect we chose the name Nashville Stars because our city has become the epicenter of so much rising music and entertainment talent. While we understand and appreciate the recognition of our impressive music and entertainment industry, our name is much more important than just that. Actually . . . it is historic. The Nashville Stars were a collection of Negro League baseball teams that played here in Nashville in the 1940s & ’50s.


    Left to right: Frank Russell, Sidney Bunch, Jim Zapp, Willie Adkisson

So when (and if) Major League Baseball decides on expansion or relocation and Nashville is awarded a team, our team, the Nashville Stars, will have the historic honor to be the first Major League baseball team to carry the name of teams in the Negro Leagues.  We believe the time is right for our great city and state to honor the legacy of the original Nashville Stars and their contribution to society and baseball.

Music City Baseball and the Nashville Stars are proud to partner with The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, as it celebrates the 100-Year Anniversary of the Negro Leagues.  Music City Baseball has entered into a partnership and revenue sharing agreement with the NLBM. We hope to join Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, in Kansas City this November to celebrate the accomplishments of all the teams and players who were the foundation of professional baseball and the inspiration of early MLB black players such as Jackie Robinson.   

The partnership between Music City Baseball and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum reflects our dedication to diversity within our organization in leadership, players, and ownership.  It also helps bring awareness to our original Nashville Stars and the history of the team. We hope you will consider ordering Music City Baseball and Nashville Stars merchandise here on our website, and 50% of net proceeds will be shared with the NLBM.
Let’s support our team ... get ready ... and let’s play ball!

Here at Music City Baseball, we had an exciting and historic month of announcements. Click below to see the top media coverage of each! 

The first announcement being the welcoming of Dave Dombrowski to our Board as a Baseball Advisor and Consultant. We know that his many years of experience working in the Major Leagues and building World-Series winning teams will take our efforts to bring MLB to the next level. 

The second announcement that we are very proud of is our recent partnership with the Nashville Baseball Investment Group (NBIG). This only brings us closer to ensuring that the franchise has diverse ownership. 


As a fan of baseball and a dad of two boys, Kurt Carty has found himself at the ball fields for as long as he can remember. Twenty-two years ago he was taking one of his sons to little league practice and noticed a league for special needs players that had a game taking place a few fields over. After witnessing how extraordinary this group was, he wanted to get involved and has been an integral part of the Challenger League ever since. In the past five years alone, the league has supported over 100 players who range in ages from 4-65 years old. The games are two innings in which each player gets the chance to bat and there are no outs. Kurt personally coordinates with local businesses in the community to fund the program, plus local high schools and colleges to solicit volunteers. These volunteers become much more than just bodies to fill a need but instead befriend the players in relationships that can last a lifetime.  At the end of each season, there is a celebration picnic where each of the players is awarded a trophy and a job well done for sportsmanship. Over the years, Kurt has made this a family affair by having his sons join him on the field to work alongside the players and staff. Due to COVID-19, the Challenger League was unable to hit the field for their regular season but had the opportunity to play two games at the Miracle League Fields.  Kurt made sure to let us know that when Nashville gets an MLB team they are going to charter a bus for the entire group to come down for a game in Music City!


If you know of someone who is making a positive difference in our community, please let us know. Click here to submit your hero for our “Star Of The Month.” This form will remain open all month, but we will choose our September “Star of the Month” on August 15th. Submissions received after the 15th of each month will be considered for the following month. 

As a long time baseball fan, Amish Purohit immediately knew he wanted to join the Music City Baseball initiative in bringing an MLB presence to Nashville and its potential influence on the region. After landing on an article that was introducing MCB Managing Partner, John Loar, and his plans for MCB, Dr. Purohit reached out to Loar to learn more. 

Dr. Purohit was part of the effort to bring the new MLS soccer to Nashville and is ready for the MLB to be here. “As someone who has always loved baseball, it is a dream to get the MLB here in Nashville so we can have a hometown team. Speaking with the public, I know it is something that people want. It is time for it to happen!”


Dr. Purohit currently works as a retina specialist. He is a nationally recognized speaker in his field and is actively involved in the medical venture capital space. He also founded Alpha Development, LLC which is. involved in the hospitality sector as well as commercial real estate development throughout the southeast. 

He grew up in the south and currently lives in Franklin with his wife Priya, a pediatric dentist, and their two children Arjun and Simran. They also recently brought home Apollo, a loveable cavapoo puppy. 

This month we are featuring our Limited Edition Opening Day shirts! It showcases the original Nashville Stars at their Home Opener. 

We are also excited to be offering our new Pet Bandanas!
50% of the proceeds will go to Tony LaRussa's ARF's Pets and Vets program.

This incredible program takes rescue dogs and trains them to become service animals for veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety, severe depression, and more.

Remember to get your Nashville Stars gear! We are excited to be adding additional items soon so please like and Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be notified when they are available!
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