The history of the Nashville Sounds, a Minor League Baseball team, began
in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1978, after Larry Schmittou and a group of
American investors purchased the rights to operate an expansion
franchise of the Double-A level Southern League. Home games were played
at Herschel Greer Stadium from its opening in 1978 until the end of
2014. In 2015, they moved to the new First Horizon Park (pictured) on
the site of the former Sulphur Dell ballpark. They won the league's
championship in 1979 as an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and in 1982
as an affiliate of the New York Yankees. Before the 1985 season, the
owners bought the Evansville Triplets, a Triple-A team, and relocated
them to Nashville as the Triple-A Sounds. They joined the Triple-A
Pacific Coast League in 1998 and won its championship in 2005 as an
affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. In 2021, they were placed in the
Triple-A East, which became the International League in 2022.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Wars of the Roses: The Yorkists under Edward IV defeated the
Lancastrians at the Battle of Barnet, killing Richard Neville, Earl of
The first Hauser Dam in the U.S. state of Montana failed,
causing severe flooding and damage downstream.
World War II: The German town of Friesoythe was razed by the
4th Canadian Division on the orders of Major General Christopher Vokes.
A storm dropped around 500,000 tonnes of hailstones on Sydney
(examples pictured) and the east coast of New South Wales, causing about
A$2.3 billion in damages, the costliest natural disaster in Australian
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (politics) Someone who has strong influence over the choice of a
2. (by extension, game theory) A player who is unable to win but
powerful enough to decide which of the other viable players will
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Ukrainians did not believe in war — we believed in civilized
dialogue. But when the attack took place, we did not become a
"frightened crowd," as the enemy had hoped. No. We became an organized
community. At once, the political and other controversies that exist in
every society disappeared. Everyone came together to protect their home.
I see examples every day, and I never get tired of writing about it.
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