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Yankees replace Mariners in Pulaski

We will indeed have a rookie-level Appalachian League team in Pulaski next season, as the New York Yankees are taking over the affiliation for the former Seattle Mariners farm team. No final name has been chosen, though it’s possible the team will end up as the Pulaski Yankees in proud Appy League tradition. Yankees GM […]

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Pulaski Mariners owners to retire; new owners on the way

The three owners of the Pulaski Mariners (rookie; Appalachian League) are retiring, and a local ownership group wants to keep the team alive in coming years. “We have been committed to providing affordable, family friendly entertainment to the local community at a wonderful baseball facility that has its own history,” said Secretary/Treasurer Wayne Carpenter, one of […]

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Seattle renews PDCs with four affiliates

The Seattle Mariners renewed player-development contracts with four teams: Jackson Generals (Class AA; Southern League), High Desert Mavericks (High Class A; Cal League), Clinton LumberKings (Low Class A; Midwest League) and Pulaski Mariners (rookie; Appalachian League). “We are happy to continue our relationship with the great group of people associated with the each of our […]

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Appalachian League

The Appalachian League has deep roots as a Class D league before and after World War II; it was one of the few minor leagues to keep playing during wartime. The modern Appalachian League launched in 1957 and moved to a rookie classification in 1963. Class D / 1911-1914, 1921-1925, 1937-1955, 1957-1962 Rookie / 1963-present […]

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