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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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Minnesota Twins Offer Funding for Rookie-Level Ballpark Improvements

Elizabethton Twins LogoThe Minnesota Twins have committed $594,000 for an estimated $2 million improvement plan for Joe O’Brien Field, home of the Elizabethton Twins (Rookie, Appalachian League).  The rest of the money would need to be matched by the city or donors.   The plan is split into three phases, starting with building a new clubhouse, more and improved stadium seating, and turning the current home locker room into the visiting team’s locker room.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Joe O’Brien Field (Elizabethton, TN)

Graham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com visits Joe O’Brien Field, home of the Rookie-level Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Joe O’Brien Field (Elizabethton, TN)

LittleBallparks.com visits Joe O’Brien Field, home of the Rookie-level Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League).  View photos here.

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Appy West Tour Begins: Kingsport and Elizabethton Up First

Nate Hubbard from TriCities.com begins his tour of the five ballparks in the West Division of the Rookie Appalachian League with Hunter Wright Stadium, home of the Kingsport (TN) Mets, and John O’Brien Field, home of the Elizabethton (TN) Twins.  Read more here and here, respectively.

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‘The Joe’ Gets a Facelift

Fans of the Appalachian League’s Elizabethton (TN) Twins will experience a few facility upgrades at Joe O’Brien Field (“The Joe”) when the Rookie-level team takes the field for its season opener on June 21.  The phase-one improvements include a new spacious concourse, restrooms, and concession stands.  Read more here.  Sorry, no photos yet.

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