Baseball in Memphis, Tennessee (Images of Baseball Series)

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Auto Zone Park, arguably the best minor-league baseball park built in the past 25 years, is nestled in a corner of downtown Memphis. Located across the street from the historic Peabody Hotel and two blocks from Beale Street, Auto Zone opened in 2000 to rave reviews. It is the phoenix that rose from the ashes of Russwood Park. Baseball enthusiasts remember Russwood and the players who roamed the field, like Dazzy Vance, one-arm Pete Gray, Big Klu, and Moonlight Graham. Images of Baseball: Baseball in Memphis ...
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Overview


Auto Zone Park, arguably the best minor-league baseball park built in the past 25 years, is nestled in a corner of downtown Memphis. Located across the street from the historic Peabody Hotel and two blocks from Beale Street, Auto Zone opened in 2000 to rave reviews. It is the phoenix that rose from the ashes of Russwood Park. Baseball enthusiasts remember Russwood and the players who roamed the field, like Dazzy Vance, one-arm Pete Gray, Big Klu, and Moonlight Graham. Images of Baseball: Baseball in Memphis highlights the history of the Chicks and the Redbirds and pays homage to the original amateur Chickasaws, the Red Sox, and the Blues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738591087
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/26/2012
  • Series: Images of Baseball Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,399,109
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Clarence Watkins is a native Memphian and a graduate of Memphis State University. He currently lives in Pelham, Alabama. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and the cofounder of the Southern Association Conference. Clarence serves on the board of directors of the Friends of Rickwood. He is the author of Images of Baseball: Baseball in Birmingham.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 8

1 The Early Days 9

2 Russell E. Gardner 23

3 The Golden Age 35

4 Chickasaws to Chicks 45

5 The Fire 55

6 The Memphis Red Sox 63

7 The Memphis Blues 75

8 The Chicks Return 87

9 The Redbirds and AutoZone Park 97

10 Memphis's Favorite Sons 113

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