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Mr Cub Ernie Banks Passed away Jan 23 2015

We remember Ernie Banks- Hot Stove Baseball Podcast Inning 5

Click Here to Listen- Hot Stove Baseball Podcast 5th Inning Legendary baseball scout Gary Hughes of the Boston Red Sox and @Broadcastermick (Mick Gillispie) Chicago Cubs Spring Training Voice remembers the late Cubs legend Ernie Banks. Major League Baseball will look at banning the shift with new Commissioner Rob Manfred. The 2015 Hall of Fame […]

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Babe Ruth Sold to the Yankees & Who’s Winning the off season? -Hot Stove Baseball Podcast

      Legendary baseball scout Gary Hughes and @Broadcastermick (Mick Gillispie) talk about the best off-season movers and shakers in Major League Baseball, including the rise of San Diego and the rebuild in Philadelphia. Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees 97 years ago today and his memorabilia still brings big money. Baseball lost […]

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Interview with Chicago Cubs Senior VP Jason McLeod

Chicago Cubs Senior Vice President, Scouting/Player Development Jason McLeod recently joined Tennessee Smokies radio broadcaster Mick Gillispie (@BroadcasterMick) for an exclusive on-air conversation at Smokies Park. During the course of the in-game interview, McLeod spoke at length about prospects Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Albert Almora and others. Gillispie and McLeod also covered the […]

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Courtesy: Hillary Baker/Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee Tops Barons 5-4 In Soler’s Return

Tennessee right fielder Jorge Soler drove in two runs and reached base four times, while third baseman Kris Bryant launched his third longball in two nights and center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha delivered the game-winning two-run single in the Smokies’ 5-4 toppling of the Birmingham Barons on Thursday night at Smokies Stadium. The win was the […]

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Bryant’s Blasts Beat Barons 12-1

Smokies third baseman Kris Bryant recorded his first two-homer game of his professional career and drove in six RBI, while starter Dae-Eun Rhee fired seven solid innings in Tennessee’s 12-1 series-clinching victory over the Birmingham Barons on Wednesday evening at Smokies Stadium. The Smokies clinched a series win with their third straight toppling of the […]

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Kris Bryant in the Spotlight

Recently Kris Bryant took some time with Smokies broadcaster Mick Gillispie to talk about his time in Tennessee. Bryant was the second pick in last year’s MLB draft. Click on the link below for the full interview. http://www.csnchicago.com/cubs/cubs-kris-bryant-ready-whatever-rolls-his-way  

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Buddy Bailey comments on Smokies 6-5 loss to Pensacola

PENSACOLA — Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run in his first Smokies at-bat, Zeke DeVoss tripled in a run in the second, but the Blue Wahoos rallied for two in the eighth inning to defeat the Smokies and take the 2014 season opener 6-5 at Bayfront Stadium in Pensacola on Thursday night. The Smokies […]

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Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in yesterday's 6-5 win.

Happy Birthday Starlin Castro

On behalf of the Tennessee Smokies and Smokies on Radio Network, we wish Starlin Castro a happy 24th birthday today. The Dominican Republic native played in 57 games with the Smokies in 2009-2010 combining to hit .332 (73-210) with one home run and 34 RBI. Castro skipped the Triple-A level as he was promoted straight from […]

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Javier Baez Goes Deep Again, Majors Could Be On Horizon For Talent

Former Smokie Javier Baez continues to impress at Spring Training, as he belted his second monster home run in as many nights, with a solo blast in the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies on MLB Network. It was Baez’s fifth longball in Spring Training as he continues to make his case to possibly begin […]

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(Photo courtesy: Roger C. Hoover)

Former Smokies in Spring Training

Former Smokies in Spring Training Today we will be looking at all the 65 alumnus of the Smokies that started the year in Major League Spring Training camps with either Cubs or the other 29 teams. Here is what they have done and what have happened to them. Cubs Starlin Castro: 1.000 avg (2-2), 1 […]

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