Addison Russell hit a two-run home run in the first and a grand slam in the fifth while leading the Smokies to a 10-3 victory against the Stars at Joe W. Davis Municipal Stadium on Sunday night.
On July 19, 1936, one of the greatest pitchers of all time made his Major League debut; then, exactly 28 years later, a beloved member of the Boston Red Sox rotation made his own debut in The Show. Mick Gillispie told the story of Bob Feller’s Major League debut during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s first […]
After shutting out the Smokies in Game 1, the Stars doubled up and did the same in the second game of a double header with a 5-0 win at Joe W. Davis Municipal Stadium in Huntsville on Saturday night.
Rehabbing Major Leaguer Emilio Bonifacio misplayed a soft liner to center in the fourth and the resulting error led to the only run allowed by Pierce Johnson in Tennessee’s 1-0 loss in Huntsville in Game 1 of a double header on Saturday night.
On July 17, 1941, the final verse of Les Brown’s “Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio” was written: One night in Cleveland, oh, oh, oh, Goodbye streak, DiMaggio! Mick Gillispie told the story of the end of the end of DiMaggio’s legendary 56-game hitting streak during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Huntsville Stars.
Addison Russell, Jorge Soler and Christian Villanueva each hit home runs and starter Corey Black pitched six plus strong innings as the Smokies defeated the Stars 4-1 in Huntsville on Thursday night.
On July 16, 1969, Rod Carew stole home for the 7th time in a season. At the time, it was listed as a Major League record, although the 18-time All-Star later lost the record to another player – one who died six years before Carew ever played a game. Mick Gillispie told the story of […]
Smokies radio play-by-play broadcaster Mick Gillispie sat down with recently acquired Cubs prospect Addison Russell for a CSN Chicago television interview. Russell came over to the Cubs from the Oakland Athletics as part of the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija to the A’s earlier this year. The interview is also linked below: http://www.csnchicago.com/video_content_type/1-1-addison-russell
Despite taking a 2-0 lead in the second, the Smokies dropped the opener of a five game series against the Stars in Huntsville 6-4 on Wednesday night at Joe W. Davis Municipal Stadium.