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Smokies’ Darvill Downs Lookouts 8-2

By Andrew Green / Tennessee Smokies – Tennessee shortstop Wes Darvill collected a team-high three hits and drove home three, while center fielder Zeke DeVoss and second baseman Stephen Bruno smacked back-to-back jacks in the second inning as the Smokies toppled the Chattanooga Lookouts 8-2 in their series finale Sunday afternoon at Smokies Stadium. The […]

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Buddy Bailey comments on Smokies 6-5 loss to Pensacola

PENSACOLA — Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run in his first Smokies at-bat, Zeke DeVoss tripled in a run in the second, but the Blue Wahoos rallied for two in the eighth inning to defeat the Smokies and take the 2014 season opener 6-5 at Bayfront Stadium in Pensacola on Thursday night. The Smokies […]

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The Process Episode 8: North Division Second-Half Champions

The Smokies barely missed out on winning a First-Half Championship in the North Division of the Southern League to the Birmingham Barons, but in the Second-Half it was a different story. Led by newcomer and top Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez, the Smokies offense took off as the Smokies cruised to a Second-Half Championship on […]

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The Process Episode 7: Eric Jokisch No-Hitter

Eric Jokisch experienced a night that only a few pitchers in professional baseball have achieved in their careers, a no-hitter. Jokisch faced off against the Jacksonville Suns on August 6th of the 2013 season where he threw the first no-hitter for the Smokies in six years as the Smokies went on to win 10-0. Jokisch […]

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The Process: The Ty Wright Story

In late May of the 2013 season, the southwest state of Oklahoma was ravaged by tornadoes that caused many to perish and lots homeless. Tennessee Smokies outfielder Ty Wright decided to raise funds as Oklahoma was a place that Wright once attended college (Oklahoma State) and described it as his second home. The Smokies came […]

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2013 RHP Kyle Hendricks is one of 25 Smokies alums invited to the Cubs' Big League camp.

The Process: All-Star Edition

The Smokies last season sent a total of six all stars to the Southern League Mid-Season All Star Game. Kyle Hendricks was the starting pitcher for the North Division as he took the loss throwing 1.0 innings with 3 hits and giving up 2 earned runs. Alberto Cabrera pitched in relief throwing 1.0 innings with […]

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Bill King and Ken Korach stand together in 2004 behind home plate before an A's game. (Photo Courtesy of  Las Vegas Review-Journal)

A’s voice Ken Korach joins the Hot Stove Baseball Podcast (Audio)

Since 1996 Oakland A’s fans have heard the play-by-play voice of Ken Korach fill the radio airwaves in the Bay Area. Korach is known for his professionalism on-air and overall broadcast organization. He is great at giving his audience an excellent description and maintaining the excitement of the game.  In January the National Sportscasters and […]

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The Rickwood Classic in Review

Late last May, the Smokies experienced a blast from the past when they played their division rival Birmingham Barons. What made the game special was the setting. The game took place at America’s oldest surviving baseball park; Rickwood Field, for the 18th annual Rickwood Classic. At the May 29th Rickwood Classic, the middle game of […]

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New Faces on Cubs Top 10 Prospects List on Baseball America

Baseball America recently released their of lists of the top 10 prospects in each major league organization for the 2014 season. In comparison to the list Baseball America devised for the Cubs 2013 campaign; there is little change. However, the two new names to crack the list quickly leap-frogged to the two and three positions […]

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Cubs Convention Days Two and Three

It was ice-cold and snowing outside on day two of the Chicago Cubs Convention, but inside the Sheraton Riverfront hotel it was warm and exciting. While the weather kept me from venturing outside I did enjoy watching the snow fall onto Downtown Chicago from my room on the 31st floor of the building. However, I […]

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