1886 Nashville Americans season preview

With the base ball season almost upon us, we are awash in season previews for all our favorite clubs. So what better way to celebrate the birth of a new season, than to meet the Nashville base ballists for 1886! Len Sowders led the club in home runs in 1885 with two, so look forward to more slugging from our young, upstanding first baseman. From the article:

“[Sowders] won the gold medal offered by THE AMERICAN last season for the best batter in the Nashville team. Sowders is one of the most moral men of the profession. He never touches a drop of any kind of liquor, and to this largely may be attributed the steady eye with which he gauges so successfully the delivery of so many pitchers. His weight is 170 pounds, and his height 5 feet 10 1/2 inces. He is more familiarly known among the sporting characters as “Len, the Slugger.”

Follow the link below for the PDF, for more exciting player bios and highlights of last season!

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Source: The Daily American, Nashville, Sunday March 14, 1886, page 6.

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