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The Johnson City Cardinals are a Minor League Baseball team based in Johnson City, Tennessee.[1] The Cardinals are affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals organization and play with the Rookie Appalachian League.[1] The team has won ten league championships, most recently in 2019. They play their home games at TVA Credit Union Ballpark.[2]

Johnson City Cardinals
Founded in 1937
Johnson City, Tennessee
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Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
CurrentRookie
Minor league affiliations
LeagueAppalachian League (1910-1913; 1921-1924; 1937–1955; 1957-1961; 1964-Present)
DivisionWestern Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentSt. Louis Cardinals
PreviousNew York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies
Minor league titles
League titles (10)
  • 1940
  • 1958
  • 1964
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2019
Division titles (8)
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1994
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2019
Team data
NicknameJohnson City Cardinals (1975-present)
Previous names
  • Johnson City Yankees (1964–1974)
  • Harlan Yankees (1963)
  • Harlan Smokies (1961–1962)
  • Johnson City Phillies (1957–1960)
  • Johnson City Cardinals (1939–1955)
  • Johnson City Soldiers (1910-1913; 1921-1924; 1937–1938)
BallparkTVA Credit Union Ballpark (1956–present)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
St. Louis Cardinals / Boyd Sports
ManagerRoberto Espinoza
General ManagerZac Clark

Contents

PlayoffsEdit

Since 1986, Johnson City has reached the playoffs by virtue of winning their division or clinching a playoff spot eight times. The results of their postseason play during this time are as follows.[3]

RosterEdit

Johnson City Cardinals roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 43 John Witkowski
  • 47 Hector Soto
  • 52 Jake Sommers
  • 50 Walker Robbins
  • 31 Wilberto Rivera
  • 35 Julio Pello
  • 28 Enrique Perez
  • 16 Tyler Peck
  • 38 Dylan Pearce
  • 30 Luis Ortiz
  •  3 Jose Moreno
  •  4 Francisco Justo
  • 47 Will Guay
  • 26 Alex Gallegos
  • 39 Blake Drake

Catchers

  • 53 Aaron Antonini
  • 15 Zach Jackson
  • 36 Kyle Skeels

Infielders

  • 33 Ben Baird
  • 23 Mateo Gil
  • 29 Todd Lott
  • 54 Malcom Nunez
  • 18 Raffy Ozuna
  • 25 Chandler Redmond
  • 11 Liam Sabino
  • 12 Kevin Vargas

Outfielders

  • 19 Diomedes Del Rio
  • 34 Trejyn Fletcher
  •  5 Victor Garcia
  • 32 William Jimenez
  • 13 Carlos Soler
  • 22 Jhon Torres


Manager

  • 41 Roberto Espinoza

Coaches

  •  7 Brian Burgamy (Hitting)
  • 21 Rick Harig (Pitching)


  7-day injured list
* On St. Louis Cardinals 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated August 15, 2019
Transactions
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St. Louis Cardinals minor league players

Notable alumniEdit

Many of the players fielded by Johnson City have gone on to distinguish themselves in Major League Baseball.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Johnson City, Tennessee Register City Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Howard Johnson Field". milb.com. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 Appalachian League Media Guide". milb.com. pp. 47–59. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Notable Alumni". milb.com. Retrieved October 10, 2016.

External linksEdit