From SABR member Skip Nipper at 262 Down Right on August 19, 2016:
In what must be one of baseball’s most productive offensive games ever in Sulphur Dell, Chattanooga outlasted Nashville 24-17 in the second game of a double header on Wednesday, June 12, 1946.
With the Shrine Circus scheduled for a five-day run at the historic ballpark the next week, sportswriter Raymond Johnson offered his view by comparing the wild game to circus shenanigans under the sub-heading “Vol-Lookout Gyrations Bring To Mind Shrine Circus”:
“…it is extremely doubtful if the circus will provide more amusing things than some of the comical and, at times, stupid play Those Vols, their rivals, and the umpires – let’s not forget them – have in the Dell this week.”
Nashville won the first game that day by a score of 4-3, but the night cap was one for the record books.
Read the full article here: https://262downright.com/2016/08/19/sulphur-dell-circuses-and-slugfests/
Originally published: August 19, 2016. Last Updated: August 19, 2016.