With the crack of the bat, the pop of ball to glove, and the banter of the players, baseball served as an exciting, action-filled spring and summer recreation for Old Hickory residents. The Du Pont company sponsored its Old Hickory plant baseball teams and encouraged its workers and their families to participate as players and spectators.
And participate they did. The Old Hickory Du Pont company baseball games regularly attracted crowds numbering in the thousands. For example, over four thousand people attended a 1936 game against Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Later that year, a crowd of around five thousand witnessed an August Saturday League playoff game against the Carter Shoe Company of Nashville. 
 "Murfreesboro Defeated in Last Sunday's Game," Old Hickory News April 23, 1936.
 "Locals Take First Game in Saturday League Play-Off: Things Looked Bad Until the Last Few Innings When the Local Lads Came back to Win," Old Hickory News August 20, 1936.