Music City Baseball, LLC, a Tennessee limited liability company (“we”, “us”, or “our”), values our relationship with you and takes your privacy seriously. The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to identify how we may process, collect, store, share and use (collectively, “use”) the data that we collect from you in connection with your use of any of our websites linking to this Privacy Notice (collectively, our “Site”). This Privacy Notice also identifies your rights with respect to your personal information, all as described in more detail below.

We may update or modify this Privacy Notice at any time, by posting the amended version including the effective date of the updated version. We will announce any material changes to this Privacy Notice by posting the amended version on our website. By accessing and/or using our Site, you accept and agree to the terms of this Privacy Notice and the use of your data and personal information as described in this Privacy Notice. If you do not agree to be bound by this Privacy Notice or any subsequent modifications, you should not access or use our Site or disclose any personal information through our Site.

This Privacy Notice was last updated October 3, 2019.

Your privacy and the security of your personal information is, and will always be, important to us. We want to transparently explain how and why we gather, store, share, and use your personal information, as well as outline the controls and choices you have around when and how you choose to share personal information.

This Privacy Notice contains the following information, which you can access by scrolling down:

  1. How to contact us.

  2. The information we collect about you and how we use it.

  3. Who we may share your information with.

  4. Your rights and options regarding your personal information.

  5. How we safeguard your personal information.

  6. How long we store your personal information.

  7. Links to other sites and services.

  8. Children.

  9. Special notice to non-U.S. users regarding data transfers.

  10. Governing law and jurisdiction.


  1. How to contact us.

How to contact us and update your preferences and/or information:

You can update your preferences and information, or if you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, by contacting us through any of the methods listed below.

Phone: (925) 785-3704

Email: [email protected]

Postal: Music City Baseball

One Nashville Place

150 4th Ave North, 20th Floor

Nashville, TN 37219

  1. The information we collect about you and how we use it.

Information we collect.

We obtain information about you and your use of our Site when you sign up to receive communications from us or visit our Site. The information we collect can include personal information (as described below) or non-personal information, which is information that does not identify or relate to an individual.

Personal information is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. We collect information through any correspondence that you provide to us whether through email, mail, phone calls, or through our Site.

We do not consider personal information to include information that can no longer be used to identify a specific natural person, whether in combination with other information or otherwise.

When and how do we collect your information?

We collect information from you both when you provide it voluntarily and also automatically when you use our Site.

What information do we collect from you? How do we use your information?

We collect information when you sign up to receive communications from us by subscribing to our email list, including your name and email address. We use this information to fulfill your request to receive communications from us.

We automatically collect your device type when you use our Site in order to optimize the display of the Site on your device.

We also collect information when you make a purchase through the “Shop” section of the Site including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, and phone number. We use this information to fulfill your request to purchase merchandise from us. We do not collect payment information. That information is collected by Amazon Pay. For more information about Amazon Pay, please visit

We also collect anonymized and aggregated information through Cloudflare and Google Analytics that may be created or derived from your usage of our Site for such purposes as data analysis and improving our Site. For more information about Cloudflare, please visit For more information about Google Analytics, please visit

Our legal basis for using your information as described above is a legitimate basis. In relying on legitimate interests as the reason for processing your information, we carry out a balancing exercise to make sure your rights as an individual are not impacted unnecessarily.

We consider that it is reasonable for us to process your personal information for the purposes of our legitimate interests when, on balance, (a) we process your personal information only so far as is necessary for such purpose, and your rights and freedoms do not outweigh such purposes, and (b) it can be reasonably expected for us to process your personal information in this way. In most cases, the information is being processed for your benefit as well as ours.

We have a legitimate business interest in processing your personal information where:

  • We need the information to respond to your inquiries or requests (e.g., to add you to our email list when you have subscribed or send you the merchandise you purchased); or

  • We would be unable to provide our Site without processing your information.


If we wish to process your existing information for a new purpose other than as stated above, we must inform you of that further processing and provide information surrounding your information’s use as necessary to provide the Site to you and to comply with a request to be added to our email list. In addition, if we communicate with you for marketing or other promotional purposes, via email, notifications or other messages, we do so based on your consent.

  1. Who we may share your information with.

In connection with our Site, we may share your personal information with the following types of recipients and for the following reasons:


Categories of Recipients

Reasons for sharing

Service providers

We use service providers to operate our software and infrastructure, in particular providers which host, store, manage, and maintain our Site, its content and the data we process. This includes our hosting and information security service providers.

Data analytics providers

We will share your personal information to create general data analytics regarding usage of our Site on an aggregate basis and without personal identifiers. As noted above, we use Cloudflare and Google Analytics, to gather information about how you and other users engage with our Site.

Law enforcement and government authorities

We will share your personal information with third parties where required by law (including to respond to valid legal process such as a search warrant or a court order), where it is necessary in connection with our Site or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so.

Other legal or regulatory authorities

We will share your personal information for us to comply with our legal obligations, including assessing compliance with our regulatory requirements (e.g., using user purchases in the aggregate, including revenues generated in connection with our regulatory tax requirements).

Buyer or successor of our business

We will share your personal information with any buyer or successor in the event of a merger, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of title.

Most, if not all, of the third parties with whom we may share your personal information are located and store your information in the United States, although some may store your information outside of the United States.

  1. Your rights and options regarding your personal information.

You have choices about how we use your personal information to communicate with you. You can opt out from receiving future marketing communications from us at any time by:

  • Using the unsubscribe function in the email you receive from us; or

  • Contacting us as set forth under “How to contact us” above.

You may select a “do not track” setting on your web browser. However, these features are not yet uniform, so we do not currently respond to such features or signals. Therefore, if you select or turn on a “do not track” feature in your web browser, we and our third-party providers may continue collecting information about your online activities as described in this Privacy Notice.

  1. How we safeguard your personal information.

We have put in place appropriate security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. While we are committed to protecting your personal information, please note that information communicated over the Internet is never 100% secure. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk.

  1. How long we store your personal information.

We may store your personal information as long as you use our Site and for legitimate business purposes.

We may store your personal information following completion of transactions with you to the extent required to comply with our legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. Additionally, we may continue to store your personal information contained in our standard back-ups.

Upon your request, we will delete or de-identify your personal information unless we are legally required or allowed to maintain such personal information.

  1. Links to other sites and services.

Our Site may provide links to third-party websites that we do not control. We cannot be held responsible for third parties’ privacy practices or content provided on these websites. If you click on one of these links, please understand that you are leaving our Site and any information you provide will not be covered by this Privacy Notice. Please read that website’s privacy policy before providing any information.

  1. Children.

Our Site is not directed to children under the age of fourteen (14) years. By using our Site, you represent that you are at least fourteen (14) years old. If you do not meet this age requirement, then please do not access or use our Site.

We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of thirteen (13) years old. If you are under the age of thirteen (13) years old, please do not use our Site and do not provide any information to us. For more information about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), which applies to websites that direct their services to children under the age of thirteen (13), please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website

If you think we have collected information from a child under the age of thirteen (13) through our Site, please contact us through one of the methods listed under “How to contact us” above. If we learn that we have collected the information of a child under the age of thirteen (13) years old, we will take reasonable steps to delete such information.

  1. Special notice to non-U.S. users regarding data transfers.

We store your personal information in the United States or other locations outside your home country. The privacy protections and the rights of authorities to access your information in these countries may not be the same as in your home country.

If you are located in a country outside the U.S. and submit personal information to us, you consent to the general use and disclosure of such information as provided in this Privacy Notice and to the transfer and/or storage of that information to the U.S. and other countries outside your home country.

  1. Governing law and jurisdiction.

This Privacy Notice shall be construed and governed under the laws of the United States and State of Tennessee (without regard to rules governing conflicts of laws provisions). You agree that venue for all actions, arising out of or relating in any way to your use of our Site, shall be in federal or state court of competent jurisdiction located in Davidson County, Tennessee, within one (1) year after the claim arises. Each party waives any objections based on forum non conveniens and waives any objection to venue of any action instituted hereunder to the extent that an action is brought in the courts identified above.

“This partnership with Music City Baseball literally brings the history of the Nashville Stars of the Negro Leagues back to life,” said Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. “This is one of the most important partnerships in the Museum’s history.

We have always wanted a strategic alliance with a Major League Baseball partner. This allows the history of the Negro Leagues to be seen on a much broader scale,” added Kendrick.

President, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Music City Baseball Board
Alberto Gonzales, Chairman
Lee Barfield
Bob Kendrick
Stacey Garrett Koju
John Loar
Amish Purohit
Nancy Schultz
Steve Smith
Dave Stewart
Baseball Advisors
Tony LaRussa
Dave Stewart
Dave Dombrowski
Tim Corbin
R. A. Dickey
Farrell Owens
Walter Schultz
Barry Zito
Community Advisors
Eddie Hamilton
Rosetta Miller-Perry
Susan Vanderbilt
Ray Waters
Gail Williams
Music Industry Advisors
Kix Brooks
Kane Brown
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Mike Dungan
Larry Gatlin
Mickey Guyton
Lon Helton
Steve Hodges
Strategic Advisors
Lew Conner
Bill Freeman
Darrell Freeman
Aubrey Harwell
Joel Katz
Brad Margolis
Dianne Neal
William Thomas
Jeri Thompson
Malcolm Turner


Nashville Baseball Timeline © 2018 by Skip Nipper. All Rights Reserved.

April 20, 1866

Organized Baseball Arrives

Cumberland Base Ball Club of Nashville is organized. John Dickins is elected president.
April 20, 1866

May 5, 1866

Big Win

Rock City Base Ball Club loses to the Cumberlands, 66-15.
May 5, 1866

October 10, 1884

Paid Players

Nashville first game using paid players, the Nashville Americans host Cincinnati’s Union League club, losing 3-1.
October 10, 1884

November 7, 1884

Land Lease

Nashville’s American Base Ball Association signs a five-year lease for use of land owned by Sulphur Spring Company.
November 7, 1884

October 20, 1900

Southern Association

Southern Association is organized with Nashville as one of eight teams.
October 20, 1900

February 19, 1907

Standard Giants

A meeting is held at the residence of J. W. White to organize the Standard Giants Base Ball club
February 19, 1907

January 14, 1908

Sulphur Dell

Sportswriter Grantland Rice calls Athletic Park “Sulphur Spring Dell”, soon shortens it to “Sulphur Dell”
January 14, 1908

July 20, 1910

Wigs & Baseball

Nashville Standard Giants, local Negro club, wins an exhibition game at Sulphur Dell over the Broncho Bloomer Girls, a negro team of St. Louis, 8-3. Bloomer Girls teams often including male players dressed with wigs; only four women took part in the game.
July 20, 1910

May 12, 1913

Manhattan Stars

Local negro club, Manhattan Stars, loses to Louisville Cubs at Sulphur Dell, 11-6.
May 12, 1913

September 1, 1916

Fourth Southern Pennant

Nashville wins fourth Southern Association pennant by beating Little Rock at Sulphur Dell, 2-1.
September 1, 1916

April 7, 1927

Babe Ruth and Yankees

65th General Assembly of Tennessee adjourns early to see Babe Ruth and New York Yankees play the St. Louis Cardinals at Sulphur Dell. Cardinals beat the Yankees, 10-8.
April 7, 1927

June 20, 1931

Nashville Volunteers

Fay L. Murray, part-owner of the American Association Minneapolis Millers, and Jimmy Hamilton purchase the Nashville Volunteers.
June 20, 1931

April 12, 1932

Attendance Record

Attendance for opening day is 14,502. Seating capacity is 8,000 in the grandstands, and the outfield is lined off with rope to accommodate the crowd. It is the largest crowd to see a game at Sulphur Dell.
April 12, 1932

April 7, 1934

Ruth and Gehrig

Charles Dressen’s Vols wins against the New York Yankees, 5-4, at Sulphur Dell. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are both 2 for 4
April 7, 1934

September 25, 1941

Dixie Playoff Champions

Nashville wins the Dixie Playoffs championship for the second consecutive season by beating the Dallas Rebels, 6-2. In winning four games to none, the Vols’ pitching staff has three complete games, with only one reliever used the entire series.
September 25, 1941

September 20, 1944

Southern Pennant

Nashville captures the Southern Association pennant with their 11-10 victory over the Chicks in Memphis.
September 20, 1944

March 8, 1945

Negro Southern League

An owners meeting of Negro Southern League teams is held in Nashville to adopt a schedule and constitution.
March 8, 1945

October 5, 1947

Nashville Cubs

Nashville Cubs take a double header win over the New York Black Yankees at Sulphur Dell, 6-4 and 3-2
October 5, 1947

September 7, 1949

Pennant #9

Pete Mallory wins a 2-1 decision at Mobile to secure Nashville’s ninth Southern Association pennant and fifth in the past ten years.
September 7, 1949

May 11, 1952

Hank Aaron

Indianapolis Clowns sensation, 18-year-old rookie shortstop Hank Aaron, plays in his first regular season game as a professional at Sulphur Dell. The Clowns win both games of the double header over the Philadelphia Stars, 5-2 and 2-1. Aaron’s Negro League experience would last only 14 games before he signs with the Boston Braves and is sent to Eau Claire, Wisconsin to begin his career in organized baseball.
May 11, 1952

April 4, 1954

Spring 1954

Before 12,006 fans at Sulphur Dell, Milwaukee Braves defeat Brooklyn Dodgers, 18-14. Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella pinch-hits and works the last inning behind the plate as Junior Gilliam anchors third and Jackie Robinson plays first base.
April 4, 1954

September 8, 1963

End Of An Era

In the last Nashville Vols game played at Sulphur Dell, Vols outfielder Charlie Teuscher belts three home runs as the Vols win over Lynchburg, 6-3 and 2-1.
September 8, 1963

September 20, 1977

Larry Schmittou

Larry Schmittou, president of the Nashville Baseball Club, and Cincinnati’s Sheldon “Chief” Bender, sign a working agreement for the local baseball team to become the AA affiliate of the Reds.
September 20, 1977

April 26, 1978

Nashville Sounds

Nashville Sounds play their first home game, a 12–4 victory, against the Savannah Braves in front of a Greer Stadium sellout crowd of 8,156 fans.
April 26, 1978

September 11, 1982

Southern League Champions

Sounds win a second Southern League championship by beating Jacksonville 5-3 in 13 innings. Brian Dayett slams a home run with Buck Showalter on base to gain the win for Nashville.
September 11, 1982

April 7, 2003

Perfect Game

Right-hander John Wasdin pitches the first perfect game in Nashville Sounds history in his first start of the season against the Albuquerque Isotopes. The 4–0 Sounds win was only the second nine-inning perfect game in Pacific Coast League history.
April 7, 2003

September 7, 2005

PCL Crown

Nashville captures the PCL crown with a 5-2 win over Tacoma, winning the series three games to none.
September 7, 2005

June 25, 2007

Perfection Repeat

Manny Parra tosses the second perfect game in Nashville Sounds history, only the third nine-inning perfect game in PCL history, against the Round Rock Express.
June 25, 2007

August 27, 2014

Farewell To Greer

Nashville plays the last game at Greer Stadium against Sacramento before a sell-out crowd of 11,067 fans, losing 13-8.
August 27, 2014

April 17, 2015

First Tennessee Park Opener

Opening night at Nashville’s new First Tennessee Park, as the Sounds win over Colorado Springs, 3-2. 10,459 fans are on hand.
April 17, 2015
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