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Javier Baez & His Smokies Legacy

By Andrew Green The Cubs announced on Monday the promotion of 2013 Smokies infielder Javier Baez, becoming the first member of the so-called “Core Four” to make the jump to The Show. After a slow start to the 2014 campaign with Triple-A Iowa, Baez dramatically improved after the All-Star Break, batting .342 (26-76) with five […]

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Smokies’ 2014 Game Times Announced

The Smokies announced game times for the 2014 campaign on Wednesday, including first pitch times for all 70 home contests at Smokies Park. All weekday home games are scheduled for 7:15 p.m. starts, with the exception for April 10, 15 and 16 (11:30 a.m.) and May 6 (noon). All Saturday home contests are slated for […]

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Mick in Orlando: Job Fair, Affiliate Dinner, Old Colleagues

Job Fair I remember when I went to my first Winter Meetings in Nashville. I went to the job fair looking for work and was surrounded by 500 other people in the same boat as me. There were only four radio jobs available and unfortunately I did not receive any of them. I did however […]

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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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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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The Process: Eric Jokisch’s No-Hitter, ‘The Last Four Outs’ (Episode 7)

Episode 7 of ‘The Process’ highlights Eric Jokisch’s no-hitter against the Jacksonville Suns on August 6, 2013. In the video, Jokisch and catcher Rafael Lopez walk viewers through the last four outs of the no-hit bid, analyzing each out and reacting to the key defensive plays in the game. It was the first nine-inning no-hitter […]

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27 outs to glory: Eric Jokisch’s moment in the Sun

By: Nick Roark Eric Jokisch entered the Tennessee Smokies clubhouse Thursday afternoon slightly different than the way he left it last week. As Tennessee left Smokies Park last week to pile on their chartered bus in preparation for a 10-hour ride to Jacksonville, Jokisch was two days removed from being the second Smokies’ starter to […]

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AUDIO: This Week In Smokies Baseball: August 8 Edition

The latest Edition of “This Week In Smokies Baseball” is now available.  This edition covers the Smokies’ first series win this season against North Division nemesis Birmingham, as well as a 5-game road series with Jacksonville Suns that included a No-Hittter by Eric Jokisch. THIS WEEK IN SMOKIES BASEBALL AUDIO To stay current with all […]

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Eric Jokisch tosses no-hitter in 10-0 victory over Suns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Tennessee Smokies (25-19, 59-54) stopped the Jacksonville Suns’ (27-17, 61-50) 11-game winning streak in grand fashion Tuesday evening behind the no-hit bid of left-handed pitcher Eric Jokisch. Making his first start since being placed on the disabled list on July 31 with arm fatigue, the 24-year-old showed no signs of weariness while […]

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Smokies fall victim to the long ball in 6-4 loss to the Suns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  – The hottest team in the Southern League, the Jacksonville Suns (27-16, 61-49), defeated the Tennessee Smokies (24-19, 58-54) 6-4 Monday night at Bragan Field in Jacksonville. It was the eleventh straight win for the Suns and fifth consecutive victory over the Smokies. Jacksonville scored in the first inning for the second straight night. […]

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