Tuesday, April 19, 2016

On This Date - 1942

On this date, April 19, 1942, The Nashville Vols hosted the Knoxville Smokies in a double headers.  The first game went long and the combined time of the two games was 5 hours and 12 minutes.

The Vols won both games, beating up on the Smokies in the first inning of the second game, scoring 9 runs.

The previous day the Vols beat the Smokies 6-4.  A nice way to start the season for the Vols.  The Smokies ended the 1942 season at the bottom of the Southern Association with a 61-88 record.  Nashville finished the regular season in second place with a 85-66 record, behind Little Rock (87-59).

The Arkansas Gazette - April 20, 1942

A tip of the hat to Skip Nipper, who writes the fabulous 262 Down Right blog,  for this story.

images from GenealogyBank.com

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