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83 Smokies Alums Invited To Big League Spring Training

The date is finally here, as pitchers and catchers have started to report to their Spring Training camps, with many already arriving early. Once again, there are many former Smokies who will be looking to start the season with their Major League clubs, with 83 total alums either on a Major League team’s 40-man roster, […]

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Former Smokies Molina, LeMahieu Win Gold Gloves

A pair of former Smokies were honored by Major League Baseball on Tuesday evening with the announcement of the 2014 Gold Glove Awards. 2003 Smokies catcher Yadier Molina won his seventh straight Gold Glove honor at the catcher position, while 2011 Smokies infielder DJ LeMahieu earned his first Gold Glove Award among the National League’s […]

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2013 RHP Kyle Hendricks is one of 25 Smokies alums invited to the Cubs' Big League camp.

65 Smokies Alums To Begin Year In Major League Spring Training Camps

February 13th has arrived, meaning Chicago Cubs Spring Training in Mesa, Arizona has opened with pitchers and catchers reporting. The report date for Cubs position players is February 18. In total, 25 Tennessee Smokies alums will begin Major League camp with the Cubs, while 40 others have either been invited to their respective teams’ Big […]

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Satchel Paige is one of the greatest players in baseball history.

Hot Stove Baseball Podcast (Audio) 2nd Inning

Smokies broadcaster Mick Gillispie and veteran Major League Baseball Scout Gary Hughes discuss an array of topics. This show starts with a breakdown of the latest developments concerning Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Gary explains the changes in MLB/Japan posting rules. Then sites his experience scouting players in Japan and how they transitioned to Major League […]

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VIDEO: Manager’s Report with Buddy Bailey, August 17, 2013

In this week’s edition of ‘The Manager’s Report’,  Smokies skipper Buddy Bailey explains the success of the lineup has been the good mix of speed and power.  As the season winds down, the Smokies 16-0 record could prove to be the difference in a playoff berth and the end of the season. To stay current with […]

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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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VIDEO: Javier Baez hits his third home run of the season for the Smokies

Javier Baez hit his second home run in as many nights on a 1-0 pitch in the first inning with Matt Szczur aboard. The blast cleared the high fence in centerfield  to give Tennessee a 2-0 lead over the Jackson Generals (the Seattle Mariners affilate). To stay current with all the latest news, follow Smokies […]

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Cabrera dazzles for Smokies in 4-1 victory over the Generals

JACKSON, Tenn.  – Alberto Cabrera took a perfect game into the fifth inning receiving enough run support to defeat Jackson (10-11, 39-48) for the sixth consecutive game. The Smokies (13-8, 47-43) scored a run in the third inning, two runs in the fifth frame, and a run in the ninth propelling the visiting team to […]

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Smokies take both games of a twin-bill Wednesday night

JACKSON, Tenn.  – The Tennessee Smokies swept a doubleheader against the Jackson Generals Wednesday night winning game one 7-2 and game two 5-2. The Smokies (12-8, 46-43) are now 12-3 against the Generals (10-10, 39-47) this season. GAME 1 In a game being resumed from June 28, the Smokies extended a 2-1 lead in the […]

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Former big leaguer Chance Ruffin making strides as starting pitcher

By: Matthew Osborne A transition from the bullpen to the starting rotation may one day send Jackson Generals pitcher Chance Ruffin back to the major leagues. Just over one year after being drafted with the 48th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, Ruffin made his major league debut at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago […]

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