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The Intimate and Demanding World Of Minor-League Baseball

Published by on May 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When you hear the word "baseball", what do you think of?

Do you think about the Mitchell Report?

How about the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry?

What about a walk-off grand slam?

Chances are, very few people think about their favorite pitcher from the Savannah Sand Gnats, their hero from the Toledo Mud Hens, or the thrill of watching the Triple A All-Star Game up close and in person.

The photo above is at Howard Johnson Field in Johnson City, Tennessee—home of the Johnson City Cardinals: the Rookie Appalachian Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

I bet that you never knew that a man named Curt Smith, who was the first baseman for Johnson City, hit .378 for ...

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