Look Like Boots Poffenberger From the Ears Up

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!

Boots in his Nashville Vols hat . . .

Boots in his Nashville Vols hat . . .

Me, in my Nashville Vols hat.

Me, in my Nashville Vols hat.

The reason Boots is holding a sprayer!

The reason Boots is holding a sprayer!

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About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.
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8 Responses to Look Like Boots Poffenberger From the Ears Up

  1. Bonnie Lane says:

    Ahhhh … don’t you just look adorable! 🙂 Just like Boots! …. well … maybe thinner! 🙂

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  2. Jerry Lane says:

    Burning question of the day: What does a spray gun have to do with BB? Is Boots sending a message? To whom … and why? This is not a trick question. Inquiring minds just want to know these things. Quickly, Austin. Get that fertile mind a’churning.

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    • An excellent question, Jerry. The explanation is in a photo that I’ve added to the post. Boots started for Nashville in the 1940 Southern League All-Star game, which featured the first place team, the Vols, against all-stars from the rest of the league. One of the Nashville papers used the photo that you see. Graphics were much simpler, but more creative in the old days!

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  3. al smith says:

    Looking good Giz! Boots would be proud.

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  4. Dick Snyder says:

    Everything I read that you post makes me smile . . . . Almost as much as the book.

    Dick Snyder

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