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Tennessee Smokies coaching staff stays intact for 2015

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:45 am

KODAK — The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday afternoon their minor league coaching staff assignments for the upcoming 2015 campaign, with 2014 manager Buddy Bailey returning to the Tennessee Smokies, along with 2014 pitching coach Storm Davis, hitting coach Desi Wilson and trainer Shane Nelson. Guillermo Martinez also joins the Smokies’ 2015 field staff for his first season in Kodak as an assistant coach. This will mark the fifth season at

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  • A New Look: Smokies unveil new logos, uniforms

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:55 pm

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    KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee Smokies Wednesday afternoon revealed their new logos, colors and uniforms for the upcoming 2015 season at a press conference at Calhoun’s On The River in downtown Knoxville. The new primary team logo comprises of an intimidating blue bear resting a bat on his back shoulder, with Great Smoky Mountains National Park represented with trees and mountains, along with a red background and “Tennessee Smokies” written underneath

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  • Former Smokies 3B Bryant earns another accolade

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 10:53 am

    KODAK — Baseball America announced Tuesday that 2014 Tennessee Smokies third baseman Kris Bryant has been named the publication’s Minor League Player of the Year. The honor comes less than a week after USA TODAY tabbed Bryant their top Minor Leaguer of 2014. The 22-year-old combined to pace the Minor Leagues with 43 homers, over half of which were hit with the Smokies, over 138 games between Tennessee and Triple-A

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  • Tennessee Smokies claim Don Mincher Award

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    KODAK — The Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs announced Friday the Tennessee Smokies as the recipient of the circuit’s 2014 Don Mincher Organization of the Year Award, as voted on by the league’s general managers. The franchise is also the circuit’s nomination for Minor League Baseball’s John H. Johnson President’s Award, which the Smokies also won in 2011. The league’s Organization of the Year award is named after the

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  • Kris Bryant earns Minor League Baseball’s top player award

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Former Tennessee Smokies third baseman Kris Bryant was named USA TODAY’s 2014 Minor League Baseball Player of the Year Wednesday. Bryant finished his first full season in the minors batting .325 while clubbing 43 home runs and driving in 110 runs. Bryant finished his season last week playing for the Iowa Cubs.

    KODAK – USA TODAY announced Wednesday that 2014 Tennessee Smokies third baseman Kris Bryant has been named the publication’s Minor League Baseball Player of the Year. The award was voted on by USA TODAY Sports writers and editors, in addition to readers at USATODAY.com. The 22-year-old in 138 games between Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa posted a .325 average (160-492), adding a Minor League leading 43 homers, half of which were

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  • Smokies drop season finale in Chattanooga, 5-1

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 10:35 am

    CHATTANOOGA — The Tennessee Smokies closed the 2014 season with a 5-1 loss at AT&T Field in Chattanooga Monday afternoon. Dustin Geiger drove in Tennessee’s only run of the game with a bases loaded walk in the seventh. The Lookouts, picking up where they left off in Sunday’s doubleheader, used the long ball to jump out to an early 1-0 lead in the first. Centerfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker led off the

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  • Chattanooga’s Santiago no-hits Smokies, 1-0

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:49 am

    CHATTANOOGA — Chattanooga Lookouts starter Andres Santiago pitched a nine inning no-hitter and struck out 12 while leading the Lookouts to a 1-0 victory over Tennessee at AT&T Field Thursday night. The loss dropped the Smokies (32-34, 65-70) out of a tie for first in the Second Half standings and was their seventh straight. Tennessee now trails Chattanooga (32-32, 58-76) by a game with just four remaining this season. Santiago

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