Tennessee Encyclopedia

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Tennessee

Tennessee Table
City From To # Teams
199719983Tennessee Walkers, Tennessee Tomahawks
Alcoa195319542Maryville-Alcoa/Morristown Twins, Maryville-Alcoa Twins
Chattanooga18852019112Chattanooga Black Lookouts, Chattanooga Blues, Chattanooga Warriors, Chattanooga Chatts, Chattanooga, Chattanooga Lookouts
Clarksville1903199714Clarksville Coyotes, Clarksville Colts, Clarksville Owls, Clarksville Boosters, Clarksville Rebels, Clarksville Billies, Clarksville Volunteers, Clarksville Grays, Clarksville Villagers
Cleveland191119225Cleveland Manufacturers, Cleveland Counts/Morristown Jobbers, Cleveland Counts
Columbia190319975Columbia Mules, Columbia
Dyersburg192319253Dyersburg Deers, Dyersburg Forked Deers
Elizabethton1937201959Elizabethton Twins, Elizabethton Phils, Elizabethton Betsy Local, Elizabethton Betsy Cubs, Elizabethton Betsy Red Sox
Erwin194019443Erwin Cubs, Erwin Aces, Erwin Mountaineers
Greeneville1921201926Greeneville Reds, Greeneville Astros, Greeneville Burley Cubs
Harriman191419141Harriman Boosters
Hazard194819481Oak Ridge/Hazard Bombers
Henderson189718971Nashville/Henderson Centennials
Jackson1903201938West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, Jackson Generals, Jackson Jays, Jackson Giants, Jackson Blue Jays, Jackson Railroaders
Johnson City1910201988Johnson City Yankees, Johnson City Phillies, Johnson City Cardinals, Johnson City Soldiers
Kingsport1921201978Kingsport Mets, Kingsport Braves, Kingsport Royals, Kingsport Pirates, Kingsport Orioles, Kingsport Dodgers, Kingsport Cherokees, Kingsport Indians
Knoxville1897201998Tennessee Smokies, Knoxville Blue Jays, Knoxville Sox, Knoxville Giants, Knoxville Smokies, Knoxville Pioneers, Knoxville Reds, Knoxville Appalachians, Knoxville, Knoxville Indians
Lexington193519384Lexington Bees, Lexington Giants
Memphis18772019151Memphis Redbirds, Memphis Chicks, Memphis Blues, Memphis Red Sox, Memphis Chickasaws, Memphis Turtles, Memphis Egyptians, Memphis Lambs/Giants, Memphis Fever Germs, Memphis Giants, Memphis, Memphis Browns, Memphis Eclipses, Memphis Eurekas, Memphis Grays, Memphis Reds
Milan192319231Springfield Blanket Makers/Milan/Trenton Twins
Morristown1910196117Morristown Cubs, Morristown Red Sox, Morristown Roosters, Morristown Jobbers
Nashville18852019123Nashville Xpress, Nashville Sounds, Nashville Cubs, Nashville Elite Giants, Nashville Giants, Nashville Volunteers, Nashville Vols/Volunteers, Nashville Seraphs, Nashville Tigers, Nashville Blues, Nashville Americans
Newport193719509Newport Canners
Oak Ridge195419541Oak Ridge Pioneers
Paris192219243Paris Parisians, Paris Travelers
Pulaski190319031Pulaski
Trenton192219221Trenton Reds
Union City1935195518Union City Dodgers, Union City Greyhounds
Winchester199620012Tennessee T's, Tennessee Tomahawks

About the Register Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.

About the Negro League Data

Sources

This data comes from two sources. 1) The Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group put together by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum thanks to a grant provided by Major League Baseball. 2) Gary Ashwill and his collaborators.

The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

Baseball-Reference and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum would like to acknowledge Major League Baseball for funding this study, along with the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group for their extensive efforts to collect the raw data and construct the most comprehensive database of Negro Leagues Baseball statistics.  Under the direction of Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark, this database is the largest dataset ever made publically available and we wish to express our gratitude for all their efforts to help rebuild this lost statistical history.

The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

Playing statistics and biographical data on the Negro leagues (all pre-1920) and early Latin American professional baseball is licensed from and provided by the Negro Leagues Database, a project organized by Gary Ashwill with the participation of many historians of Negro league and Latin American baseball.

The database is a work in progress, and will include more seasons as development continues. It appears in its original form at Seamheads.com.

Playing statistics and biographical data for this portion of our dataset (The Negro Leagues Database) are all copyright 2013 by Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved.

Completeness

Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data