Catcher Taylor Davis has been the unsung hero for the Tennessee Smokies this season, and has allowed manager Buddy Bailey to be confident enough in the backup catcher’s ability to use him in crucial situations. Davis hasn’t received as much playing time, compared to others, but when given the opportunity he uses it to his […]
The begging question now is can the Smokies lose as last night they won their sixth straight game by a score of 7-1 against the Montgomery Biscuits. They now lead the series 2-0. Tonight, Tennessee has a chance at a seventh straight game won and to clinch the series with Montgomery as game three is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET.
August 18, 1910, marked the opening of one of baseball’s greatest pilgrimage sites: Rickwood Field. Mick Gillispie told the story of the stadium’s origins, its many uses – including Alabama Crimson Tide football – and a history dotted by some of the most legendary names in baseball during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with Montgomery […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala – Albert Almora, Addison Russell, Lars Anderson, Christian Villanueva and Charlie Cutler combined for 10 hits and Corey Black turned in another solid outing while leading the Smokies to their sixth straight victory as they defeated the Biscuits 7-1 on Monday night. The Tennessee (31-26, 64-62) victory was their sixth straight and kept […]
On August 17, 1933, the Iron Horse galloped well ahead of the pack, suiting up for his 1,309th consecutive game. Gehrig eventually suited up in 2,130 consecutive games, a streak that would carry to the final game of his career before his sudden retirement due to ALS. Gehrig went 2-for-5 with an RBI double against […]
Jae-Hoon Ha, Taylor Davis and Albert Almora each collected three hits, starter Felix Pena earned his second win on the road and the first place Smokies stretched their win streak to five straight with a 7-3 road win in Montgomery versus the Biscuits on Sunday night.
Willie Mays was in the middle of a great run of form on August 16, 1966, and took a pitch the other way to lead off the third and make history at Candlestick Park by tying himself with Jimmie Foxx for the most home runs by a right-handed hitter at 534. Mays needed little time […]
Boomer Dangel and James Rowe sit down to talk about the recent Huntsville Series, the hot bats, the playoff race, and much more in this edition of Smokies Now
Tennessee plated seven runs in the bottom of the eighth, taking the lead on Lars Anderson’s bases-loaded walk, while outfielders Jae-Hoon Ha and Albert Almora each drove in two runs with a double and triple, respectively, to propel the Smokies to a 12-5 victory over the Huntsville Stars on Saturday evening at Smokies Stadium.
On August 15, 1993, the man who defined the power pitcher for a generation found himself in the win column for the final time: Nolan Ryan won his 324th game. In 38 days, his arm would finally buckle under the weight of 27 seasons of baseball. Mick Gillispie told the story of Ryan’s final win – […]