Exhibition Games with UT

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UT vs Professional Teams - exhibition games

Professional baseball teams, on their way back home from Spring Training, would sometimes stop in Knoxville to play the Volunteers. In more recent times the local minor league club played the Vols.

Date Visiting Team Pro Score UT Score Field Pregame Story Postgame Story
Saturday, March 27, 1909 Cincinnati Reds
2
0
Wait Field Knoxville Sentinel – March 27, 1909 Journal and Tribune – March 28, 1909
Saturday, April 2, 1910 Brooklyn Dodgers
6
5
Wait Field Journal and Tribune – April 2, 1910 Journal and Tribune – April 3, 1910
Wednesday, April 6, 1910 Boston Doves
11
6
Wait Field Knoxville Sentinel – April 6, 1910 Knoxville Sentinel – April 7, 1910
Saturday, April 1, 1911 Brooklyn Dodgers
17
3
Wait Field Knoxville Sentinel – April 1, 1911 Journal and Tribune – April 2, 1911
Friday, March 21, 1913 St. Louis Nationals
17
0
Chilhowee Park Journal and Tribune – March 21, 1913 Journal and Tribune – March 22, 1913
Monday, March 31, 1913 Philadelphia A’s
9
2
Chilhowee Park Journal and Tribune – March 31, 1913 Journal and Tribune – April 1, 1913
Friday, April 9, 1915 New York Giants
8
1
Chilhowee Park Knoxville Sentinel – April 8, 1915 Knoxville Sentinel – April 9, 1915
Tuesday, April 4, 1916 Philadelphia A’s
6
0
Chilhowee Park Journal and Tribune – April 4, 1916 Journal and Tribune – April 5, 1916
Friday, April 12, 1918 Pittsburgh Pirates
15
0
Wait Field Journal and Tribune – April 12, 1918 Knoxville Sentinel – April 13, 1918
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Tennessee Smokies
5
4
Smokies Park
Wednesday, April 30, 2003 Tennessee Smokies
8
6
Smokies Park
Tuesday, April 4, 2006 Tennessee Smokies
8
0
Smokies Park

The UT Media Guide lists two games played on April 5 and 6, 1921, against the New York Giants. My research doesn't bear that out.

Credit

This page was assembled and presented by Mark D. Aubrey.

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