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Stories-A History of Appalachia

Jan 9, 2021

Ty Cobb was born in 1886 in Narrows, in north Georgia.  He became a baseball legend, known as much for his fierce competitiveness as for his athletic ability.  Today we tell the story of what happened when a fan decided it was a good idea to heckle Cobb during a game.

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May 16, 2020

In 1982 a man in Nashville managed to con enough people to earn a spot in the Nascar race in Talladega, Alabama.  He made it a few laps, earned a little prize money, then vanished, leaving behind several bounced checks and no clue who he really was.  

Today we tell you the story of a man who called himself L....


Mar 28, 2020

In 1931 a Chattanooga woman made baseball history by striking out, back to back, two Yankee legends.  Today we tell her story.

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Nov 23, 2019

The Minneapolis Lakers weren’t exactly setting the basketball world on fire in January, 1959.  In fact, on January 16th they had a 15/27 won loss record for the season.  The 16th was the day the Lakers were scheduled to appear in Charleston, West Virginia’s brand new civic center to play the Cincinnati Royals, and...


Oct 5, 2019

When the Chattanooga Mocs came to Knoxville to take on the Tennessee Volunteers in the fall of 1958, Tennessee was looking forward to breaking a losing streak.  You see, the Mocs had lost their last 28 games with the Vols, so Chattanooga was seen as an easy pick up.  That's not what happened, and that led to, well,...