Take me out to the ballgame!

With temperatures into the 90s, summertime has officially arrived here in Middle Tennessee. Another sure sign of summer is the peak of baseball season. It is in that spirit of summer that I share with you some highlights from my recent visit to the Metro Archives of Nashville and Davidson County.

On June 1st, the Metro Archives began hosting an exhibit titled, "Root for the Home Team!" featuring photographs from Sulphur Dell, the Nashville Vols baseball team, Negro League teams and players, and Sounds teams and players. The displays include uniforms, programs, tickets, rosters, schedules, cards, signed baseballs, and memorabilia.

Here are a few pictures from my visit. You can click on each image to get a larger view:

Uniforms of various Nashville baseball teams on display at the Metro Nashville Archives.

Sulphur Dell Stadium Seats on display at the Metro Nashville Archives.

Nashville's Negro League artifacts on display at the Metro Nashville Archives.

1949 Baltimore Elite Giants Negro American League Champions.
Nashville players on this team included Henry Kimbro, Clinton "Butch" McCord, and Jim "Junior" Gilliam.

Nashville Vols uniform.

Signed baseballs from the Nashville Vols 1940 Championship Team.

Artifacts pictured in this display include a photograph of the 1908 Nashville Baseball Team,
a 1907 Baseball Schedule, and ticket stubs.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during business hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The exhibit will run through September 30, with an open house scheduled on August 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Metro Archives is located at 3801 Green Hills Village Drive in Nashville. For more information, call (615) 862-5880.