Apr 3, 2023
history with minor league ball dates all the way back to 1897
(think Moonshiners, Redbirds and Mountaineers), and its venerable
99-year-old (and twice-renovated) McCormick Field has seen multiple
teams across numerous leagues sport the Tourists nickname - with
legendary future Hall of Famers like Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Babe
Ruth, and Jackie Robinson in the club's rosters at one time or
however, the "Sally League" Tourists were a consolation prize of a
job for the newly minted University of Tennessee communications
grad McGee, who, after bombing an interview for an entry-level gig
with his long-coveted ESPN, instead settled in for a life-altering
and lesson-teaching summer of literal "inside baseball" - with
often hilarious results.
Join us for
a look back at a quintessentially classic old-school minor league
baseball season - and hear how McGee ultimately parlayed the
experience into a second chance at the "Worldwide Leader in Sports"
- with very different results.