Shuck and Jive

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Attending Church Does Pay!

Tonight the Elizabethton Twins take on Greeneville at 7 p.m. The Twins are one of the hottest teams in Rookie ball. They have started off well, 3-0 this season. Kirby Puckett played in Joe O'Brien Stadium along the banks of the mighty Watauga River. This is from their webpage:

Since 1974, the Minnesota Twins have been sending their first-year players to Elizabethton. This special relationship continues to this day as Elizabethton plays a key role in player development for the Minnesota Twins. With a population of a little more than 14,000 individuals this Minor League Baseball city has had its share of great success.

With seven Appalachian League Championships since 1974, the latest being in 2005, the Elizabethton Twins continue to produce quality teams. The Elizabethton Twins have not had a losing season since 1989 and through the years this franchise has produced its share of Major League talent. Notable alumni include: Butch Wynegar (1974), Jesse Orosco (1978), Gary Gaetti (1979), Kent Hrbek (1979), Jim Eisenreich (1980), Jeff Reed (1980), Kirby Puckett (1982), Jay Bell (1984), Marty Cordova (1989), Denny Neagle (1989), Denny Hocking (1990), Todd Ritchie (1990), Eddie Guardado (1991), LaTroy Hawkins (1992), Corey Koskie (1994), A.J. Pierzynski (1995), Mike Restovich (1998), Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer (2001).

Plus, tonight, since it is Sunday, bring your church bulletin and get in for free!


  1. We moved here from Minnesota close to three years ago. We had no idea the Twins had a farm team, much less one that was part of the Appy league. The first time we drove past the Carmen Dugger ballfield and saw the Twins logo, I said to my husband, "Wow. That sure looks like the Twins logo. I hope they don't get busted for copyright infringement!" D'oh!

    We learned about the E-Twins a few weeks later, and I felt like a major league moron! In any case, we are big fans of the E-Twins. We love watching an evening game, and love watching as the backdrop of the Holsten Mountains disappears; as the stadium lights come up we watch the bugs and bats doing their thing. Oh yeah, the ballgame is a lot of fun, too!

  2. It is a great little field. Rained out last night after just an inning and a half.