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Headrick is Broadcaster of the Year in Carolina League

Darren Headrick, voice of the Carolina Mudcats, has earned the Carolina League’s second-annual Broadcaster of the Year award. Headrick garnered the most votes among the CL’s lead broadcasters and broadcast assistants. Headrick, 28, is concluding his second season as the play-by-play voice of the Mudcats. Before arriving in Zebulon prior to the 2012 season, the Maryville, […]

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Touring Rickwood Field

Yeah, we know we’re a few weeks out of the Rickwood Classic, but you can still see what makes Birmingham’s Rickwood Field so awesome in videos from Tennessee Smokies (Class AA; Southern League) broadcaster Mick Gillispie. We’ve attended the Rickwood Classic in the past and had a ball, so we’d highly recommend the event for […]

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Tennessee Smokies sold

The Tennessee Smokies (Class AA; Southern League) have a new owner, as Randy Boyd, founder and CEO of Knoxville-based Radio Systems Corporation, has reached an agreement to purchase the team from the current ownership group. The deal has been under discussion since January and an agreement was reached in March, followed by the application and […]

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Smokies Park / Tennessee Smokies OLD

This article has been replaced by a more recent visit to Smokies Park. Check it out here. FAST FACTS Opened: April 20, 2000 Capacity: 6,412 Dimensions: 330L, 400C, 330R Surface:  Bermuda grass Owner: Sevier County / City of Sevierville Website: smokiesbaseball.com Ticket Prices (2012): Field Level, $10; Bleacher Level, $8. Phone: 865/286-2300 League: Southern League […]

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Smokies offer dollar ducats for Opening Night

To celebrate the team’s President’s Award last season, the Tennessee Smokies (Class AA; Southern League) are offering dollar tickets for Opening Night. For the next 160 hours, the team is offering the “President’s Award Ticket Special,” In appreciation of the Smokies being named the Minor League Organization of the Year in 2011. Fans can purchase […]

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Tennessee, Lake Elsinore snare MiLB organizational honors

The Tennessee Smokies (Class AA; Southern League) snared the 2011 John H. Johnson President’s Award, while the Lake Elsinore Storm (High Class A; California League) won this year’s Larry MacPhail Award, as MiLB unveiled yearly honors. The Smokies and Storm will receive their major awards at the Baseball Winter Meetings Annual Banquet on Thursday, December […]

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Southern League teams pitch in to help storm victims

With southern states still reeling from the effects of nasty storms wreaking havoc in the region, Southern League teams are collecting donations, volunteering assistance and providing their facilities for use in disaster relief efforts. “The needs of families and businesses devastated by these storms will be ongoing,” said Southern League President Don Mincher. “I know our […]

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Smokies, Cubs extend PDC

The Tennessee Smokies (Class AA; Southern League) and the Chicago Cubs extended their player-development deal through the 2014 season. “It is a great privilege and honor to extend our PDC (player development contract) with the Smokies organization,” said Cubs Vice President of Player Personnel Oneri Fleita. “The East Tennessee community, Brian Cox, Doug Kirchhofer and […]

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