Archive | October, 2012

Roger Hoover returns to Jacksonville as Suns Broadcaster

Earlier today the Jacksonville Suns announced that Roger Hoover will rejoin the Suns as the radio broadcaster and the Director of Broadcasting for the 2013 season. Hoover has worked for the Tennessee Smokies and the Smokies Radio Network for three of the past four seasons as a broadcasting assistant. “Roger is a great talent and […]

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Former Smokies Infielder Darwin Barney Wins Gold Glove

Congratulations to Darwin Barney! Played for the Smokies in 2009 under manager Ryne Sandberg, although his primary position with Tennessee was shortstop. Now Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney is the recipient of the 2012 National League Rawlings Gold Glove Award! Barney is the first Cubs Gold Glove winner since first baseman Derrek Lee in 2007 […]

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Cubs Name Derek Johnson Minor League Pitching Coordinator

The Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday that Derek Johnson would be replacing Dennis Lewallyn as the Cubs Minor League Pitching Coordinator. Lewallyn spent four highly successful campaigns as the Tennessee Smokies Pitching Coach from 2007-2010. Three of his four years Tennessee played in the Southern League Post season. The last two years Lewallyn acted as Minor […]

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