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Hunnicut Field--Princeton, West Virginia
Former home of the Princeton Devil Rays.
New stadium now sits on same site. Former capacity: 1,537. Stands are
pretty much on the right field side of stadium.
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J. Fred Johnson Stadium--Kingsport, Tennessee
Former home of the Kingsport Mets. Capacity: 8,000. Actually a
high school baseball/football field. Because of chain linked
fence, one of the few stadiums not to have advertisements on the
outfield walls. Look at my
Sports Complex--Kingsport, Tennessee
Present home of the Kingsport Mets. Capacity: 2,500. One of the
newest stadiums in the Appalachian League. The pride and joy of
many a Kingsport Mets fan. Has a nice rural backdrop.
Dan Daniel Memorial Park--Danville, Virginia
Danville Braves reside in one of the more modern Appalachian League
Ballparks (build in 1993). Capacity 2,588. Some people refer to the
architecture of the
stadium as Lego Land. Park is situated against a very tall hill.
DeVault Memorial Stadium--Bristol, Virginia
Current residence of the Bristol White Sox. Capacity 2,000. Some of the
bleachers in rightfield
are made up of just plain cinder blocks. Behind the leftfield bleachers
a nice shaded grassy area where most of the fans sit.
Bowen Field--Bluefield, West Virginia
If one ballpark truly represents the essence of the Appalachian League it
is this one. Home to the Bluefield Orioles, the ballpark seats 2,250.
The grandstand area used to not have any permanent type seating. Folding
metal and lawn chairs used to surround the entire ballpark. That all changed
in 1998 when permanent orange seats were installed and netting was added
around grandstand to prevent potential law suits. Bowen Field has been
written about by many different baseball publications as a must-see minor
league ballpark attraction.
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Hooker Field--Martinsville, Virginia
Now the home of the Martinsville Astros. Stadium seats 3,200 which makes
it one of the larger parks in the Appalachian League. Located in a foothills
town in southern Virginia, the
stadium has a nice small town feel to it. It's especially
nice to sit in the grassy area behind the third base side.
Calfee Park--Pulaski, Virginia
The oldest and most unique field in the Appalachian League.
Capacity: 2500. Presently is
the home of the Pulaski Rangers. The stadium is rectangular and built into
the side of the hills. The 1st base side is surrounded by mountains. Beyond
the outfield is a row of houses where the residents can enjoy watching a ball
game from their front porch.
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