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New Book Pitches History of Baseball in Memphis
Native Memphian Clarence Watkins tells story through vitnage photographs
Auto Zone Park, arguably the best minor-league baseball park built in the past 25 years, is nestled in a corner of downtown Memphis. Located across the street from the historic Peabody Hotel and two blocks from Beale Street, Auto Zone opened in 2000 to rave reviews. It is the phoenix that rose from the ashes of Russwood Park.
Baseball enthusiasts remember Russwood and the players who roamed the field, like Dazzy Vance, one-arm Pete Gray, Big Klu, and Moonlight Graham. Baseball in Memphis highlights the history of the Chicks and the Redbirds and pays homage to the original amateur Chickasaws, the Red Sox, and the Blues.
Join the Author for a Book Signing!
When: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Where: Russwood Park Bar & Grill
160 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103
Author Clarence Watkins is a native Memphian and a graduate of Memphis State University. He currently lives in Pelham, Alabama. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and the cofounder of the Southern Association Conference. Clarence serves on the board of directors of the Friends of Rickwood. He is the author of Images of Baseball: Baseball in Birmingham.
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