The Southern League announced Monday that Tennessee Smokies outfielder Jorge Soler has been named the league’s Hitter of the Week for the time period between July 7-13. Soler becomes the fifth Smokies player this season to receive a weekly honor from the circuit after alum Kris Bryant, outfielder Rubi Silva and right-handed starters Corey Black […]
On this day in 1934, Babe Ruth became the first man to accomplish something only two other baseball players have done in the intervening 80 years. Mick Gillispie told the story of the Bambino’s 700th home run during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Jacksonville Suns on Sunday.
Tennessee right fielder Jorge Soler blasted two homers and drove in a career-high five runs as part of a three-hit game, while second baseman Stephen Bruno collected three hits and drove in three RBI as part of the Smokies’ 14-8 slugfest victory over the Jacksonville Suns on Sunday afternoon at Smokies Stadium. – For Tickets […]
Tennessee right fielder Jorge Soler blasted two homers and drove in a career-high five runs as part of a three-hit game, while second baseman Stephen Bruno collected three hits and drove in three RBI as part of the Smokies’ 14-8 slugfest victory over the Jacksonville Suns on Sunday afternoon at Smokies Stadium.
Kirby Puckett’s Hall of Fame career came to an abrupt end on March 28, 1996, when he woke up without vision in his right eye. On July 12 of that same year, Puckett made the decision a public one. Mick Gillispie told the story of how Puckett’s career ended – and his death ten years […]
Suns right-handed starting pitcher Robert Morey fired six shutout innings, with support from relievers Casey McCarthy and Nick Wittgren, while outfielder Joe Benson drove in both Jacksonville runs with a two-run double in the sixth to power the club to a 2-0 victory over the Tennessee Smokies on Saturday evening at Smokies Stadium.
On July 11, 1989, Anaheim Stadium hosted the second of its three All-Star Games to date (the others in 1967 and 2010). While perhaps the most memorable moment came in the first American League at-bat – when Kansas City’s Bo Jackson (pictured, center) hit a towering home run to straightaway center – there were […]
Jacksonville right fielder Joe Benson recorded a game-high three hits, including an eighth inning solo homer, while Smokies starter Corey Black suffered the tough loss after firing a single-game career-high seven solid frames as the Suns topped Tennessee 4-2 in front of an announced crowd of 6,992 on Friday evening at Smokies Stadium.
July 10, 1934, was the second edition of what has since become know as the Midsummer Classic – the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In that game, New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell faced one of the most ferocious parades of power hitters the game has ever seen, and got the better of all of […]