Grave Story: Herschel Greer (1906-1976)

Here lies Herschel Greer, a Nashville businessman who helped to keep minor league baseball in Music City, at least for a little while. The Nashville Sounds played in a stadium named after him until 2014. Nashville has had baseball even longer than it’s had country music. There have been teams in minor or independent leagues … Continue reading Grave Story: Herschel Greer (1906-1976)

Tigers minor-leaguer dies after skateboarding accident

Chace Numata, a switch-hitting catcher in the Detroit Tigers organization, died on September 2 from injuries suffered in a skateboarding accident. Numata, who was 27 and a member of the Erie SeaWolves, was hospitalized in Erie, Pa., after a fall early on August 29. Video surveillance footage showed that Numata's skateboard suddenly stopped as if … Continue reading Tigers minor-leaguer dies after skateboarding accident