February 10, 2018 – At the recent Nashville Old Timers Baseball Association Banquet, The city of Nashville officially named baseball field #2 at Shelby Park “Mickey Hiter Field”. Former Metro Parks Director Tommy Lynch made the surprise presentation (pictured below). An official dedication is set to take place later this year.
“There are too many people to thank but to all of you who had a hand in it, Thank You from the bottom of my heart. I’m literally speechless.” – Mickey Hiter
Mickey Hiter played his career local in Nashville. He was an All-City baseball player at Antioch High School in the late 1960’s, and was a catcher at Lipscomb University under legendary coach, Ken Dugan through 1971. In 1999 Hiter formed SANDLOTT Sports, a Nashville, Tenn., based 501(c)(3) that sanctions local baseball teams as well as a World Championship series for each different age group, bringing in hundreds of teams each year from all across North America. SANDLOTT is also the caretaker responsible for the Old Timers Baseball Complex located within Shelby Park in East Nashville.
Since its inception in 1999, SANDLOTT World Championships are widely known as among the top national events in amateur baseball. Each year, the 13-18U and high school age series are ranked as some of the most highly scouted events played. All events use top quality high school and college fields as well as the historic, nationally recognized, 100-year-old Field #1 at Shelby Park. SANDLOTT Founder & President Mickey Hiter and his staff enjoy a national reputation for quality, fairness, and pure baseball that is unmatched.
For more on the Nashville Old Timers Baseball Association visit their website: www.otbaseball.com
For more on SANDLOTT Sports, visit their website: http://sandlotter.com