Affiliation: Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers
Home Games: First Tennessee Park in Nashville, Tenn.
Nashville Sounds Tickets
The 2019 season marked the first year that the Nashville Sounds became the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The same year was the 22nd year that the team was a member of the 16-team Pacific Coast League. The Nashville Sounds inaugural season dates back to 1978, when the team was an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. During its history, over 1,200 players have played as members of the Nashville Sounds, and over 900 of those players have gone on to play for the big leagues. During the team's history, there have even been a couple of perfect games thrown by a player in the Nashville Sounds. For its first season as affiliates of the Texas Rangers in 2019, the Nashville Sounds placed in third in the Pacific Coast League's American Northern Division, finishing only eight games behind the Iowa Cubs. See what kind of beautiful music the Nashville Sounds can make on the field this season by getting your tickets here at StubHub.
What players in the Nashville Sounds have thrown a perfect game?
The first player to throw a perfect game for the Nashville Sounds was pitcher John Wasdin in 2003 against the Albuquerque Isotopes, and a second was by Manny Parra in 2007 against the Round Rock Express.
What was the longest game in Nashville Sounds history?
The longest game in the history of the Nashville Sounds took place on May 5 and 6 of the 2009 season against the New Orleans Zephyrs. The game lasted eight hours and seven minutes over the course of the two days and was the longest game in the history of both teams.
What is the attendance like for the Nashville Sounds home games?
For the 2019 season, First Tennessee Park had 578,291 baseball fans come to see the Nashville Sounds play ball. This was the fifth year in a row that the park had reported an attendance of over 500,000 fans to see the Nashville Sounds. First Tennessee Park had the most reported sellouts in baseball history for a single season in 2019 with the Nashville Sounds.
What Nashville Sounds players of the 2019 season have gone on to play for the Texas Rangers?
Several of the 74 players that wore a Sounds uniform in 2019 went on to play for the Texas Rangers. Those players include Kyle Bird, Brett Martin, Taylor Hearn, Pete Fairbanks, Phillips Valdez, Locke St. John, Pedro Payano, Brock Burke, Scott Heineman and Nick Solak.
Have any Nashville Sounds players' numbers been retired?
Don Mattingly played for the Nashville Sounds when they were a New York Yankees affiliate team for one season in 1981. During that season, he had a batting average of .316, seven home runs and 98 RBIs in a total of 141 games. He was named the Yankees Minor League Player-of-the-Year Mattingly went on to have an astounding career in the majors and came back to the Sounds in 1999 to officially have his #18 retired in a ceremony on the field. Skeeter Barnes was a player for the Sounds in the 1979 and 1988-90 seasons. He holds the all-time Nashville Sounds record for hits, doubles, at-bats and games played. His #00 was retired in the early 1990s by the Nashville Sounds.
Who manages and coaches for the Nashville Sounds?
Darwin Barney was named the manager for the Nashville Sounds in January of 2020, and he becomes the 30th manager in the history of the franchise. He joined hitting coach Chase Lambin, pitching coach Brendan Sagara, coach Tyler Graham, Carlos Olivas and Al Sandoval as the people behind the players.Back to Top
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