Johnson City Cardinals

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
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

Playoffs

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]

Roster

Johnson City Cardinals roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

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

Catchers

  • 53 Aaron Antonini
  • 15 Zach Jackson
  • 39 Cristhian Longa
  • 36 Kyle Skeels

Infielders

  • 33 Ben Baird
  • 23 Mateo Gil
  • 29 Todd Lott
  • 54 Malcom Nunez
  • 18 Raffy Ozuna
  • 25 Chandler Redmond

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 November 2, 2019
Transactions
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St. Louis Cardinals minor league players

Notable alumni

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

References

  1. "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.
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