Tag Archives: Nick Roark

Former Huskies John Andreoli and Mike Olt reunited with Cubs

By: Nick Roark The Chicago Cubs continued to replenish their farm system Monday afternoon after the Northsider’s traded former Tennessee Smokies pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers. Chicago received Triple-A infielder Mike Olt, Class-A right-hander C.J. Edwards, Rangers’ right-hander Justin Grimm and players to be named later in exchange for Garza. Olt, who entered […]

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Christian Yelich a budding star for Suns

By: Nick Roark  A single, hyphenated word is often used to describe Jacksonville Suns center fielder Miami Marlins prospect Christian Yelich: All-Star. Ask most educated Miami fans about Yelich and they will simply call him a future star. The two set of adjectives amply described the 21-year-old this past Sunday at the All-Star Futures game […]

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Arismendy Alcantara launches home run in All-Star Futures Game

By: Nick Roark Arismendy Alcantara made his presence felt Sunday afternoon at the All-Star Futures Game in New York City when the Tennessee Smokies second baseman deposited a solo home run to the second deck in right field at Citi Field. Alcantara finished the game 1-3 with a home run, RBI, a run scored, and one […]

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All roads lead to Brooklyn for James Jones

By: Nick Roark James Jones grew up on the streets of Brooklyn. In fact, the Southern League All-Star grew up on the same block where Ebbets Field once stood, the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the place where Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. As an African-American kid in Brooklyn, […]

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Smokies sweep doubleheader behind Baez, Villanueva

JACKSON, Tenn.- The Tennessee Smokies (15-8, 49-43) took both games of Friday evening’s doubleheader versus the Jackson Generals (10-13, 39-50) at the Ballpark at Jackson, winning by scores of 2-0 and 2-1. The wins extend Tennessee’s current winning streak to five games, the longest winning streak for the Smokies this season. GAME 1 Game one went […]

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Kyle Hendricks named North Division starting pitcher

By: Nick Roark Tennessee Smokies starter Kyle Hendricks was announced as the North Division starting pitcher Monday afternoon for the Southern League All-Star Game on July 17th in Jacksonville. Hendricks is 8-3 on the season with a 2.13 ERA This is the first Southern League selection for Hendricks after the right-hander spent the first two […]

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Bour happy to be in lineup after time away

By: Nick Roark  For the better portion of two months, Tennessee Smokies first baseman Justin Bour found himself relegated to catching ceremonial first pitches and observing games from the dugout railing. A hairline fracture in Bour’s left wrist had the cleanup hitter sporting a cast for over a month and prevented him from being able […]

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Randy Boyd named principal owner of Tennessee Smokies

Randy Boyd has been quoted as living by the principal, “leave every place better than you found it.” That is what Boyd will attempt to do with the Tennessee Smokies after the founder and CEO of Radio Systems Corp. was officially named the new principal owner of the Chicago Cubs Double-A affiliate Friday afternoon. “This […]

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6/26 Smokies Snippets

Tennessee Smokies manager Buddy Bailey described last night’s four hour and 11 minute game as “probably the shortest game I’ve ever been a part of.” But the 14-inning marathon has left Bailey’s bullpen stretched out for tonight’s contest with only a handful of relievers available and the possibility of position players being used to pitch. […]

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Knoxville Giants more than baseball players

It’s been 77 years since fans in Knoxville entered the gates at Leslie Street Stadium to cheer on the 1936 Knoxville Giants.  Today, spectators will once again have the chance to watch the Giants, this time at Rickwood Field. The Tennessee Smokies, wearing the uniforms of the ’36 Giants, will pay homage to the Negro […]

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