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Jim Parker/Knoxville Baseball Club Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2309
The Jim Parker/Knoxville Baseball Club Letter, 1938, contains a letter and envelope from the Knoxville Baseball Club to Jim Parker about transferring from the Dallas Club and signing the Knoxville Club's 1938 contract.

Dates

  • 1938 January 4-1938 March 1

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The Jim Parker/Knoxville Baseball Club Letter Letter, 1938, contains a letter and envelope from the Knoxville Baseball Club to Jim Parker about transferring from the Dallas Club and signing the Knoxville Club's 1938 contract.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information on Jim Parker could be found.

Minor League Baseball organized first in Tennessee around 1885. The Southern Association began play in 1901. Perhaps as early as 1878, Knoxville had baseball clubs. In 1894, the city's first professional team, the Knoxville Reds, was organized. In 1909 came the Knoxville Appalachians. From 1925 through 1930, the Knoxville Smokies played. The following year the team played in the new Smithson Stadium. In 1953, Smithson Stadium burned and was replaced on the same site by Knoxville Municipal Stadium (later Bill Meyer Stadium). There was no minor league team in Knoxville from 1967 through 1971. However, the Knoxville Smokies reappeared in the 1970s, but the team moved to Sevierville and took the name Tennessee Smokies in 1997.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this collection in February of 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480