March 12, 2018 – Nick Hiter has been elected to a two year term as President of the Nashville Old Timers Baseball Association. Nick will serve a two year term as the OTBA’s 34th President, and the youngest in the history of the organization at 37 years old. “It is an absolute honor to be a third generation OTBA board member. My grandfather, Wayne was the first Hiter board member. My father, Mickey is a second generation board member, who also serves as an executive committee board member, and is also a past President. It’s an even bigger honor to have been elected as President, as 2017 brought our 80th consecutive year to a close. Today I joined a special bunch of guys, and I have big shoes to fill. Once again my predecessors have laid the groundwork, and I’ll simply follow in their footsteps.” – Nick Hiter
Formed in 1939 by a group of local baseball enthusiasts, the Old Timers organization is one of the oldest such organizations in the United States, celebrating its 81st year of existence in 2018. During the winter of 1939, a city employee by the name of Harry “War Horse” Rogers decided to have a get-together for everyone in Nashville who wanted to talk baseball. Little did he know that he was starting a tradition that would endure the war years and continue on a yearly basis for the past 80 years. “When Nick’s name came up as candidate for VP of the OTBA, I and the Executive Committee knew his passion for baseball, his marketing and social media savvy, and his vast connections in the community made him an excellent choice.” -Russ Pyles, Former President – Old Timers Baseball Association
The OTBA hosts two major functions per year, an annual banquet and an annual golf tournament. In the 80 consecutive years that the Old Timers have held their banquet, only twice has there been a postponement. At the annual banquet each January scholarships are awarded to worthy high school senior baseball players. Over $475,000 has been presented in the past 20 years and we are currently accepting applications for our 2018 honourees. The OTBA depends on funds raised at our golf tournament to provide scholarships which are presented at our annual banquet each January. In 2018, the OTBA will host its 21st annual golf tournament. The OTBA has also donated over $145,000 to local organizations for facility improvements and general sponsorship purposes. Needless to day, the impact the organizaton provides to local baseball is immeasurable.
The Old Timers Creed is “To enjoy fellowship with baseball enthusiasts and to honor and support the great game of baseball at all levels.”
Old Timers Baseball
P.O. Box 110375
Nashville, TN 37222
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