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Tennessee Smokies Baseball Tickets
Team: Tennessee Smokies
Manager: Michael Ryan
Stadium: Smokies Stadium-Kodak, Tennessee
League: Southern League
Class Level: Double-A
Tennessee Smokies TicketsA member of the Southern League since 2000, the Tennessee Smokies have been a part of Minor League baseball since 1897. The Smokies have been the AA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays (2000-2002), as well as the St. Louis Cardinals (2003-2004) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2005-2006) before aligning with the Chicago Cubs in the 2007 season. Since the 2007 season, the team has made the playoffs an impressive five times including three consecutive seasons as a Southern League runner-up. Nestled in the heart of the Great Smokey Mountains, the Smokies have seen legendary players, including several who played a key role in breaking the Chicago Cubs 108 year World Series drought, take the field over since its inception and seek to provide a great evening of the American past time for the whole family. Be sure to grab your Tennessee Smokies tickets at StubHub.
Who are some notable players that have played for the Tennessee Smokies?Some of the premier players in Major League Baseball have played Minor League Baseball in the mountains of East Tennessee. St. Louis Cardinals catcher, Yadier Molina; National League MVP, Kris Bryant; and current Cubs shortstop, Javy Baez. Other notable players who have spent a portion of their career in Tennessee include pitchers, Jake Arietta, Chris Archer and Kyle Hendricks as well as infielders DJ LeMahieu and Starlin Castro.
Who is the manager of the Tennessee Smokies?The Tennessee Smokies have employed some legendary managers throughout its existence, most notably Major League Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman, Ryne Sandberg. In January of 2020 the Smokies named former Altoona Curve manager, Michael Ryan as their manager for the 2020 season. Ryan experienced a great deal of success during his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization where he managed for 7 seasons including 3 seasons with the Curve where he won an Eastern League Championship in 2017 and a club record 221 wins during his 3 seasons.
How big is the Smokies Stadium?Located conveniently close to tourist destinations like Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge, the Smokies Stadium opened in 2000. You can see the Tennessee Smokies play its home games in Kodak, Tenn. The stadium offers a seating capacity for 6,412 fans. The seating bowl consists of roomy stadium seats, and there is bleacher seating towards the outfield on both sides of the stadium. The back sections 110-114 seats offer the best shade from the sun.
What was the Tennesee Smokies record last seasonThe Smokies wrapped up a disappointing 2019 season on a high note winning their last game. However, that was only their 58th win of the season capping off a 58-81 season which saw them finish last in the Southern League North Division, 30.5 games out of first place and well out of playoff contention.
Do the Tennessee Smokies have any rivals?While the scheduling format of the Southern League doesn't necessarily lend itself to rivalry matchups, the Smokies do have a rival: the Jackson Generals. Not only do both squads fight for baseball supremacy in the Volunteer State, but the rivalry also has another layer when you consider the fact that the Generals were the AA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs before the Smokies took over that role.
Where can I get tickets for Tennessee Smokies baseball games?You can grab your tickets for every Tennessee Smokies baseball game at StubHub, the world's largest online ticket marketplace. Experience a confident transaction when purchase your tickets using the site's FanProtect guarantee, which secures your personal information.
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