Tag Archives: Appalachian League

Major Renovations Coming to Calfee Park

Major renovations are coming to Motor Mile Field at Calfee Park, according to the Pulaski Yankees (Rookie, Appalachian League). On deck are an additional 675 seats and a new upper concourse along the third baseline.  Read more here.  Read press release here.

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Are the Elizabethton Twins Truly in Jeopardy?

In early February, the Elizabethton (TN) City Council voted unanimously to set a February 28th deadline for the Minnesota Twins to commit to an improvement plan for Joe O’Brien Field, home of the Elizabethton Twins (Rookie, Appalachian League).  At the time, the mayor said that if the deadline isn’t met, Elizabethton leaders would withdraw their offer. Continue reading

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Appalachian League President to Retire After 2018 Season

PRESS RELEASE – The Appalachian League of Professional Baseball Clubs announced today that after 23 seasons at the helm, league president Lee Landers will retire following the 2018 season.

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Appalachian League President Lee Landers Named King of Baseball

Minor League Baseball announced today that Lee Landers, president of the Appalachian League, has been named the 2017 King of Baseball.  The King of Baseball is a long-standing tradition in which Minor League Baseball recognizes a veteran of professional baseball for longtime dedication and service.  Read more here.

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Johnson City’s VP/GM Accepts Position with Lugnuts

Boyd Sports, LLC has announced that Johnson City Cardinals Vice President/General Manager Tyler Parsons is moving on from the organization after accepting a position with the Lansing Lugnuts of the Midwest League.  Read more here.

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Astros Cut Ties with Greenville, Appalachian League

The Houston Astros are ending their affiliation with the Rookie Level Appalachian League, making the future of minor league baseball in Greeneville uncertain.  Read more here and here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the news.

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New Turf Looking Good in Johnson City

Johnson City Cardinals LogoBoyd Sports has completed its $250,000 installation of new synthetic turf on TVA Credit Union Ballpark’s infield and other areas well ahead of the Johnson City Cardinals’ (Rookie, Appalachian League) season.  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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