I’m excited to tell all those Boots P0ffenberger fans out there, especially those in Williamsport, that a reproduction 1940s Nashville Vols hat is now available for sale. My friend Skip Nipper, who runs a website about Sulphur Dell, the ballpark that once stood in Nashville and in which Boots played, is offering both flex-fit and fitted caps (as well as a variety of other souvenirs.) Go to the store page and check it out. I have a flex fit cap which is well made and comfortable. Skip’s prices are more than compatible with anything you’d find in a brick and mortar store for the same quality.
Nashville is building a new ballpark on the old Sulphur Dell site, which I believe is scheduled to open for the 2016 season. Boots fans who travel to Nashville then should be sure to stop by for a visit. Of course, you can always visit Skip’s website for a virtual visit to the old ballpark. His site was very helpful when I was researching Boots’ time in Nashville in 1940 and part of 1941 for Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser.
Remember that Christmas is coming. I can’t think of anything better to get your baseball-lovin’ loved one than a book and a hat!