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The Appalachian League is a Rookie-class minor league that began play in 1937 with one year of inactivity in 1956. From 1937 to 1962, it was a Class D League. Teams are located in the Appalachian Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee region. The league's season starts in June, after major league teams have signed players that they selected in the annual amateur draft, and ends in September.

Earlier incarnations of the league operated, more centrally around Tennessee, from 1911 to 1914 and 1921 to 1925 at the Class D level.

Current teamsEdit

Division Team MLB Affiliation City Stadium Capacity
East Bluefield Blue Jays Baltimore Orioles Bluefield, Virginia Bowen Field 3,000
Burlington Royals Kansas City Royals Burlington, North Carolina Burlington Athletic Stadium 3,500
Danville Braves Atlanta Braves Danville, Virginia American Legion Field 2,588
Princeton Rays Tampa Bay Rays Princeton, West Virginia H. P. Hunnicutt Field 3,000
Pulaski Mariners Seattle Mariners Pulaski, Virginia Calfee Park 2,500
West Bristol White Sox Chicago White Sox Bristol, Virginia Devault Memorial Stadium 2,000
Elizabethton Twins Minnesota Twins Elizabethton, Tennessee Joe O'Brien Field 2,000
Greeneville Astros Houston Astros Greeneville, Tennessee Pioneer Park 4,000
Johnson City Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals Johnson City, Tennessee Howard Johnson Field 3,800
Kingsport Mets New York Mets Kingsport, Tennessee Hunter Wright Stadium 2,000

Current team rostersEdit

Main article: Appalachian League rosters

Complete team list (1937-55, 1957-present)Edit

Complete team list (1921-25)Edit

Complete team list (1911-14)Edit

See alsoEdit

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