Last Game

Last Swing (It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over)

The Nashville Sounds baseball organization very nicely granted me a media pass to the team’s last home game in Nashville’s Greer Stadium, and I spent most of the game photographing the stadium itself rather than the game. The Triple-A team, part of the Milwaukee Brewers farm system, moves into a new ballpark just north of downtown Nashville in 2015, and the future of the 37-year-old Greer is unknown. But it won’t be professional baseball.

Here is an assorted collection of images from the “Last Cheer at Greer,” August 27, 2014. One of the two images of the Sounds player swinging his bat was used to illustrate writer J.R. Lind’s Nashville Post article, “Last beers, last cheers and one last goodbye to Greer.”

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Greer Stadium begins to fill with people before the start of the last regular-season game ever at the 37-year-old Nashville ballpark.

The “Last Cheer at Greer” likely was this baby’s first baseball game…

Painter and Kansas City Royals fan Anthony Billups paints Greer Stadium while the last game is being played.

Painter and Kansas City Royals fan Anthony Billups paints Greer Stadium while the last game is being played.

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Fans who sit behind the Sounds dugout often chalk the names of their favorite Sounds players onto the roof of the dugout.

Nashville Sounds 1st Baseman Matt Clark smacks a foul ball into the right field seats in the bottom of the eighth.

Nashville Sounds 1st Baseman Matt Clark smacks a foul ball into the right field seats in the bottom of the eighth.

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…managing the game.

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…watching through netting behind home plate.

...playing hard right to the end.

…playing hard right to the end.

The last hit at Greer Stadium, a bunt single by Pete Orr that loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

The last hit at Greer Stadium, a bunt single by Pete Orr that loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

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…the last swing. Also the last out.

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…post-game fireworks.

...fireworks

…fireworks.

All images in this post: © 2014, Bill Hobbs, all rights reserved.

 

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