Johnson City Cardinals
The Johnson City Cardinals are a Minor League Baseball team based in Johnson City, Tennessee. The Cardinals are affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals organization and play with the Rookie Appalachian League. The team has won ten league championships, most recently in 2019. They play their home games at TVA Credit Union Ballpark.
|Johnson City Cardinals|
Founded in 1937
Johnson City, Tennessee
|Minor league affiliations|
|League||Appalachian League (1910-1913; 1921-1924; 1937–1955; 1957-1961; 1964-Present)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Current||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Previous||New York Yankees|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (10)|
|Division titles (8)|
|Nickname||Johnson City Cardinals (1975-present)|
|Ballpark||TVA Credit Union Ballpark (1956–present)|
|St. Louis Cardinals / Boyd Sports|
|General Manager||Zac Clark|
- 1986: Lost to Pulaski 2–1 in finals.
- 1987: Lost to Burlington 2–0 in finals.
- 1994: Lost to Princeton 2–1 in finals.
- 2010: Defeated Burlington 2–0 in semifinals; defeated Elizabethton 2–0 to win championship.
- 2011: Defeated Danville 2–1 in semifinals; defeated Bluefield 2–1 to win championship.
- 2012: Lost to Burlington 2–1 in semifinals.
- 2014: Defeated Elizabethton 2–1 in semifinals; defeated Danville 2–1 to win championship.
- 2016: Defeated Elizabethton 2–1 in semifinals; defeated Burlington 2–0 to win championship.
Johnson City Cardinals roster
Many of the players fielded by Johnson City have gone on to distinguish themselves in Major League Baseball.
- Matt Adams
- Rick Ankiel (2001)
- Ron Blomberg
- Glenn Brummer
- Danny Cater (1958)
- Vince Coleman (1982) 2 x MLB All-Star; 1985 NL Rookie of the Year
- Pat Corrales (1959)
- Danny Cox
- Coco Crisp (1999)
- Tony Cruz
- Ray Culp (1959) 2 x MLB All-Star
- Joe Cunningham (1949; 1993, MGR) 2 x MLB All-Star
- Jeff Fassero (1984)
- Curt Ford
- Ron Guidry (1971) 4 x MLB All-Star; 2 x AL ERA Leader (1978-1979); 1978 AL CY Young Award
- Cesar Geronimo (1967)
- Mike Heath (1974)
- Tom Herr (1975) MLB All-Star
- LaMarr Hoyt (1973) MLB All-Star; 1983 AL Cy Young Award
- Stan Javier (1981)
- Terry Kennedy (1977) 4 x MLB All-Star
- Ray Lankford (1987) MLB All-Star
- Joe Magrane (1985) 1988 NL ERA Leader
- Yadier Molina (2001) 8 x Gold Glove; 9 x MLB All-Star
- Bill Monbouquette (1969, MGR) 4 x MLB All-Star
- Jason Motte 2012 NL Saves Leader
- Bobby Murcer (1964) 5 x MLB All-Star
- Ken Oberkfell (1975)
- Terry Pendleton (1982) MLB All-Star; 1991 NL Most Valuable Player
- Ryan Sherriff (2011)
- Chris Short (1957) 2 x MLB All-Star
- Oscar Taveras Died, age 22
- Otto Velez (1970)
- Jack Wilson (1998) 2004 MLB All-Star
- Bobby Wine (1957) Gold Glove
- Dmitri Young (1991) 2 x MLB All-Star
- "Johnson City, Tennessee Register City Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
- "Howard Johnson Field". milb.com. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
- "2016 Appalachian League Media Guide". milb.com. pp. 47–59. Retrieved October 10, 2016.
- "Notable Alumni". milb.com. Retrieved October 10, 2016.