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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 with a mammoth two-run homer to center field. The round tripper was estimated at 419 feet. To stay current with all the latest news, follow […]

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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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VIDEO: Javier Baez clubhouse celebration interview

After hitting his 35th home run of the season to cap off a North Division clinching 6-0 win over the Mobile BayBears, Tennessee Smokies shortstop and Cubs’ top prospect Javier Baez discussed his second half and experiencing a title celebration at 20 years old. To stay current with all the latest news, follow Smokies on […]

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VIDEO: Javier Baez two-run homer caps off second half title

Cubs’ top prospect Javier Baez launched his 35th home run of the season in the seventh inning of Monday night’s game against Mobile. Baez’s bomb landed over the outer black fencing in left field and extended Tennessee’s 4-0 lead to 6-0. With the Smokies victory, Tennessee claimed the Southern League North Division second-half title to […]

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GIVEAWAY: Justin Bour autographed home run bat

This autographed broken bat was used by Smokies first baseman Justin Bour to hit two home runs in a stretch that saw the 25-year-old hit five home runs in six games. Bour hit the first home run at home versus Jacksonville on July 22, taking the first pitch he saw from pitcher Bryan Evans for […]

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VIDEO: Javier Baez’s flair for the dramatic gaining recognition in Chicago

Javier Baez leads all minor league players with 71 extra-base hits this season and has blown away several Cubs executives. The top prospect has cranked 17 home runs 46 games for the Smokies this season. This piece was part of the Chicago Cubs national television broadcast on August 24th on WGN-TV’s Lead-off Man. To stay current with […]

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VIDEO: Javier Baez blasts two home runs at Birmingham on August 21

Javier Baez blasted two home runs and drove in five total runs in a 10-8 Smokies victory over Birmingham last evening. The round-trippers were his 15th and 16th of the season with the Chicago Cubs’ Double-A team. Overall this season, the shortstop has 33 home runs between Daytona and Tennessee, the second-most among all minor […]

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Baez hits two home runs, Smokies win 10-8 in Bailey’s 1,700th win

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Tennessee Smokies (36-22, 70-57)  gave manager Buddy Bailey reason to celebrate Wednesday night as the first-place North Division team defeated the Birmingham Barons (28-31, 72-57) 10-8 to give the skipper his 1,700th career victory in 25 years of managing. Shortstop Javier Baez knocked two home runs in the game, going 4-for-4 […]

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VIDEO: Javier Baez walk-off home run, August 16, 2013

Tied at 6-6 against the Chattanooga Lookouts in the bottom of the ninth inning, Javier Baez hit the go-ahead home run for the second night in a row. This time, it was a walk-off blast over the party deck in left field of Smokies Park. The two-run shot was Baez’s 31st home run of the […]

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Smokies hitting coach Desi Wilson sees improvement in Javier Baez

By: Nick Roark It has been nearly three weeks since Chicago Cubs’ top prospect Javier Baez began his Tennessee Smokies career with a towering home run in his first Double-A at-bat over the center field wall at Smokies Park.  In 15 games since his Tennessee debut on July 6, all the 20-year-old has done is […]

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