Greeneville Astros

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Greeneville Astros
19882017
Greeneville, Tennessee
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Team logoCap insignia
Class-level
PreviousRookie
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Appalachian League (2004–2017)
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles (3)
  • 1999
  • 2004
  • 2015
Division titles (2)
  • 1999
  • 2004
Team data
Previous names
ColorsNavy blue, orange, white
              
Previous parks

The Greeneville Astros were a Minor League Baseball team of the Rookie League Appalachian League. They were located in Tusculum, Tennessee, and played their home games at Pioneer Park on the campus of Tusculum College. They were an affiliate of the Houston Astros from 2004 to 2017 when the Astros decided to eliminate their Greeneville team and reduce their farm system from nine teams to eight.[1] The Greeneville Astros were replaced by the Cincinnati Reds affiliated Greeneville Reds who assumed the Greeneville Astros spot in the Appalachian League; the Greeneville Reds are not a continuation of the Greeneville Astros and are instead a separate franchise.

The Astros led the Appalachian League in average attendance at Pioneer Park from 2004 to 2014.[2][3]

In 2007, the first former Greeneville Astros made it to the major leagues. Four players from the 2004 Greenville team were called up to Houston late in the 2007 season: Juan Gutiérrez, Felipe Paulino, Troy Patton, and J. R. Towles.

Notable alumni[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cutshall, Brian (September 9, 2017). "Astros Cut Ties With Greeneville". The Greenville Sun. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Greenville Astros – Attendance History". Minor League Baseball. September 10, 2010.
  3. ^ "Appalachian League Attendance". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved September 9, 2017.

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