Southern Association Conference (cont’d)

Saturday featured research presentations by 7 attendees on variety of topics, including a history of Sulphur Dell, the legendary ballpark of the Nashville Vols; a look at the history of baseball in New Orleans; the brief career of

Saturday featured research presentations by 7 attendees on variety of topics, including a history of Sulphur Dell, the legendary ballpark of the Nashville Vols; a look at the history of baseball in New Orleans; the brief career of Nat Peeples, the only black player to ever appear in the Association’s history; and a slide presentation on Joe Engel, the colorful owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts. In addition to the presentations, a wide array of vintage Southern Association memorabilia was on display, courtesy of several of the attendees. Dozens of scorecards, photos, equipment and other paper ephemera were highlighted by four original flannel jerseys of the Birmingham Barons, Chattanooga Lookouts and the Memphis Chicks.

A semi-annual newsletter is in the works and everyone is looking forward to returning to Birmingham in Fall 2005 for the next conference. For more info contact SABR member Mark Stang at (813)837-5046 or e-mail with questions/suggestions at: mmstang@tampabay.rr.com.  You may also contact Friends of Rickwood Director David M. Brewer at 205-458-8161 or d.brewer@rickwood.com



Originally published: November 2, 2004. Last Updated: November 2, 2004.

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