Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Knoxville Gets Mobile Baseball Club Franchise

This is an article that mirrors one that I blogged about three years ago.  This one is a bit longer and explains the origin of the team name.

Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) - July 21, 1931

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Smokies in Military Service - Don Mills

I was asked over the weekend if I knew of any Smokies players that had given their life in military service. I had to answer that I didn't know, but I'd look around. In doing some research I've found a few that did serve. One of them was a former Smokies' batboy, Don Mills, who was in the Air Force.

Stars and Stripes - March 10, 1957

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Holstons win, but Knoxville club elects honorary members

I was reminded by the Knoxville Holstons Vintage Base Ball club that 147 years ago today it was reported that the original Holstons were victorious in a match game with the Knoxville club.  Apparently the Knoxville club elected honorary members.

Brownlow's Knoxville Whig - May 15, 1867

Brownlow's Knoxville Whig - May 15, 1867

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