Class AA Affiliate--Chicago Cubs
Tennessee Smokies playing class AA baseball under the banner of the Chicago Cubs right amongst the "Rocky Top" home sweet home mountains of Big Orange Country in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Tennessee Smokies are suited up and ready to tangle with one and all here in Knoxville, Tennessee at Smokies Park.
If the Cubbies or the boys from the windy city are after you in the greatest city of the midwest Chicago then head to the hills of Tennessee.
Tennessee (i/tɛnɨˈsiː/) (Cherokee: ᏔᎾᏏ) is a U.S. state located in the Southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th most extensive and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Tennessee's capital and second largest city is Nashville, which has a population of 626,144. Memphis is the state's largest city, with a population of 670,902.
It might be ole "Rocky Top" and it might be "Big Orange Country" and if the "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" relax and forget all your troubl. Get out to Smokies Park. Its Root Root Root for the home standing Smokies upon the mountain tops in Knoxville.
It's root root for the Smokies all summer long then it's cheer for those Tennessee Volunteers come the fall. Big Orange Country is filled with smoke in the valleys when the Auburn Tigers and the Crimson Tide leaves their calling card and defeating the Volunteers.
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Years: Opened 2000 Seating Capacity: 6,412
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When Smokies Park becomes a haven of die hard fans with a reputation as widely held as "General Bob Neyland Stadium" and "Shield Watkins Field" and the river boats gather, then Smokies baseball will be over the top.
It will not be a Rocky Top. It will be smooth as silk sailing as the hills of Tennessee reverberate with Dolly's singing and melodies echoing from all the Smokey Mountain Tops.
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During the administration of U.S. President Martin Van Buren, nearly 17,000 Cherokees—along with approximately 2,000 black slaves owned by Cherokees—were uprooted from their homes between 1838 and 1839 and were forced by the U.S. military to march from "emigration depots" in Eastern Tennessee (such as Fort Cass) toward the more distant Indian Territory west of Arkansas.
During this relocation an estimated 4,000 Cherokees died along the way west. In the Cherokee language, the event is called Nunna daul Isunyi—"the Trail Where We Cried."
The Cherokees were not the only Native Americans forced to emigrate as a result of the Indian removal efforts of the United States, and so the phrase "Trail of Tears" is sometimes used to refer to similar events endured by other Native American peoples, especially among the "Five Civilized Tribes". The phrase originated as a description of the earlier emigration of the Choctaw nation.