VIDEO: Kyle Hendricks and Javier Baez season review

Former Tennessee Smokies’ pitcher Kyle Hendricks and Smokies’ shortstop Javier Baez were honored at Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon for being named Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Cubs’ ...

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Baez, Hendricks named Cubs’ minor league Player, Pitcher of the Year

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today named infielder Javier Baez and right-handed pitcher Kyle Hendricks the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Baez and Hendricks will be ...

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VIDEO [HD]: Javier Baez monstrous two-run home run

After being drilled by a pitch in his first at-bat of Game Five in the North Division Championship Series versus Birmingham, Cubs top prospect and Smokies shortstop Javier Baez answered ...



AUDIO: Tom Ricketts in-game interview (9/5/13)

Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts was in attendance Thursday evening as the ...
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Matt Szczur: “I wanted to have people inspired” by ESPN feature

By: Nick Roark Matt Szczur was understandably tense as he sat down ...
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VIDEO: Brett Jackson: “Adversity is what makes the man”

In August of 2012, Brett Jackson was playing center field for the ...
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VIDEO: Javier Baez clubhouse celebration interview

After hitting his 35th home run of the season to cap off ...
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Playoff bound: 2013 Smokies celebrate second-half title

By: Nick Roark A runner at second base, two outs in the ...
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VIDEO: Buddy Bailey comments on North Division title

In his third different season managing the Tennessee Smokies, Buddy Bailey finally ...

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Smokies’ season ends with 7-4 loss to Barons Monday night

By: Adam Kline / Matthew Shalbrack KODAK, Tenn. – The Tennessee Smokies were unable to overcome a four-run fourth inning and fell to the Birmingham Barons 7-4 on Monday night at Smokies Park. With the win, Birmingham wins the North Division Championship 3-games-to-2. The Smokies ended 2013 with a 76-62 regular season record, 3-2 in […]

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Smokies even series with 10-7 win Sunday afternoon

KODAK, Tenn. – For the second night, the Tennessee Smokies found themselves in a must-win situation and continued their North Division Championship Series comeback with a 10-7 win over the Birmingham Barons in Game Four, Sunday afternoon at Smokies Park. The win evens the best-of-five series at two games apiece and forces a series-deciding Game Five on Monday night […]

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Smokies stay alive against Barons with 9-2 win in Game Three

By: Adam Kline KODAK, Tenn. – In a must-win game, the Tennessee Smokies got back on the winning track in a big way by defeating the Birmingham Barons, 9-2, in Game Three of the North Division Championship Series Saturday night at Smokies Park. Tennessee stays alive in the best-of-five series, as the Smokies trail the […]

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Smokies drop Game Two of North Division Series, 7-1

By: Adam Kline KODAK, Tenn. – For the second consecutive night, the Tennessee Smokies were unable to overcome an early deficit and fell to the Birmingham Barons in Game Two of the North Division Championship Series, 7-1. The loss, in front of 5,767 at Regions Field, gives the Barons a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five […]

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Improved rotation paramount for Smokies’ title asiprations

By: Nick Roark As Tennessee Smokies manager Buddy Bailey stood in front of media members Wednesday afternoon at Smokies Park, he knew his club faced a challenge from the Birmingham Barons – Tennessee’s North Division Championship Series opponent. Specifically, Bailey foresaw the task his starting rotation faced against a club that possesses one of the […]

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Smokies fall in Game One of North Division Series, 3-1

By: Adam Kline KODAK, Tenn. – The Tennessee Smokies were unable to create much offense Thursday night and fell to the Birmingham Barons, 3-1, in Game One of the North Division Championship Series front of 4,862 at Regions Field. The Barons lead the best-of-five series, 1-0. Following three scoreless innings, Trayce Thompson broke the tie […]

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Southern League most outstanding pitcher, Archie Bradley, focused on winning a championship

The Southern League announced Tuesday that Mobile BayBears’ starting pitcher Archie Bradley was named the league’s Most Outstanding Pitcher for the 2013 season. However the Arizona Diamondbacks’ top prospect was moments away from playing quarterback for the Sooners of Oklahoma. It is a decision that he still thinks about to this day. “I think about […]

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The Process: A Playoff Celebration (Episode 8)

For the fifth time since 2009, the Tennessee Smokies celebrated a Southern League North Division title after defeating the Mobile BayBears on Monday, August 26, 2013.  The win set up a first-round playoff matchup against the Birmingham Barons. Episode 8 of ‘The Process’ documents the clubhouse celebration after the Smokies’ clinching win while the Smokies […]

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This Week in the Southern League: Sept. 2

In this week’s edition of This Week in the Southern League, the North Division is decided.  Going into Sunday it was a 3-team race for the South Division.  Who was eliminated?  Who will be crowned South Division Champ?  Listen to this week’s Installment of the This Week in the Southern League.

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Smokies conclude regular season with 4-3 loss to the Lookouts

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  – The Tennessee Smokies (42-27, 76-62) lost their regular season finale 4-3 to the Chattanooga Lookouts (24-45, 59-80) Monday afternoon at AT&T Field in Chattanooga. Tennessee’s loss snapped a six game winning streak. The Lookouts batted around in the bottom of the first inning as the first five batters reached safely. Chattanooga leadoff […]

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