Baseball's roots in Nashville go back to the 19th Century. In fact, Nashville has been a baseball town since 1860 when Union soldiers temporarily based here introduced the game to the local community. Home field was a place known as the Sulphur Springs Bottom, a half-mile north of today's state capitol.
In 2016, the Sounds, led by PCL Manager of the Year Steve Scarsone, posted the best record in the Pacific Coast League (83-59) and made their first playoff appearance in nine seasons. Of the 1,030 players to appear in at least one game for the Nashville Sounds since 1978, over 500 of them have gone on to play in the major leagues and 43 Sounds players have been named to their league's post-season All-Star unit.