Baseball's roots in Nashville go back to the 19th Century. In fact, Nashville has been a baseball town since 1860 when Union soldiers temporarily based here introduced the game to the local community. Home field was a place known as the Sulphur Springs Bottom, a half-mile north of today's state capitol. Today, the team is in the new, state-of-the-art First Tennessee Park, located on the same grounds as Suplhur Dell (returning baseball to its historic home in the city) -- and the Sounds are Major League affiliate, joining forces with the Oakland Athletics.
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