Founded in 1942
|Minor league affiliations|
|Class||Advanced Rookie League (1969–1977, 1982–1992, 1997–2006, 2008–present)|
|League||Appalachian League (1946–1950, 1952–1955, 1957–1958, 1969–1977, 1982–1992, 1997–2006, 2008–present)|
|Virginia League (1942)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Team||New York Yankees (2015–present)|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (3)|
|Division titles (10)|
|Ballpark||Calfee Park (1982–1992, 1997–2006, 2008–present)|
|David Hagan and Larry Shelor|
|General Manager||Betsy Haugh|
The Pulaski Yankees are a minor league baseball team based in Pulaski, Virginia, United States. They are an Advanced Rookie League team in the Appalachian League, and became a farm team of the New York Yankees in 2015. The team plays its home games at Calfee Park. They have previously been affiliated with several other major league baseball teams, and lost their Seattle Mariners affiliation after the 2014 season.
The Pulaski Yankees were awarded Minor League Baseball's top honor, the John H. Johnson President's Award, in 2019. The award recognizes the "complete baseball franchise—based on franchise stability, contributions to league stability, contributions to baseball in the community, and promotion of the baseball industry."
Pulaski baseball history
- Pulaski Counts, 1942, 1946-1950
- Pulaski Phillies, 1952-1955, 1969-1977
- Pulaski Cubs, 1957-1958
- Pulaski Braves, 1982-1992
- Pulaski Rangers, 1997-2002
- Pulaski Blue Jays, 2003-2006
- Pulaski Mariners, 2008-2014
- Pulaski Yankees, 2015-present
Pulaski was the 2010 Appalachian League Eastern Division Champion.
The Pulaski Yankees play at Calfee Park. Calfee Park opened in 1935 and has a capacity of 2,500 fans. A number of houses that surround the park have good views of games.
The park had major renovations prior to the 1999 season, with a new grandstand behind the plate and along the first-base side as well as "open-air suites" (railed-in areas with picnic tables) farther down on the first-base line. A new scoreboard was also installed.
- 2019: Lost to Burlington 2-1 in semifinals.
- 2017: Defeated Bluefield 2-1 in semifinals; lost to Elizabethton 2-0 in finals.
- 2015: Lost to Princeton 2-1 in semifinals.
- 2013: Defeated Bluefield 2-0 in semifinals; defeated Greeneville 2-0 to win championship.
- 2010: Lost to Elizabethton 2-0 in semifinals.
- 2008: Lost to Elizabethton 2-0 in finals.
- 1999: Lost to Martinsville 2-0 in finals.
- 1997: Lost to Bluefield 2-0 in finals.
- 1991: Defeated Burlington 2-0 to win championship.
- 1989: Lost to Elizabethton 2-0 in finals.
- 1986: Defeated Johnson City 2-1 to win championship.
- 1984: Lost to Elizabethton 1-0 in finals.
7-day injured list
Notable Pulaski alumni
- Steve Avery (1988) MLB All-Star
- Jeff Blauser (1984) 2 x MLB All-Star
- Don Cardwell (1954)
- Larry Christenson (1972)
- Mark Clear (1974) 2 x MLB All-Star
- Julio Cruz (MGR, 1997)
- David Elder (1997)
- Jim Essian (1970)
- Tony Graffanino (1990)
- Dallas Green (1970, MGR) Manager: 1980 World Series Champion - Philadelphia Phillies
- Aaron Harang (1999)
- David Justice (1985) 3 x MLB All-Star; 1990 NL Rookie of the Year
- Mike Lamb (1997)
- Kameron Loe (2002)
- Colby Lewis (1999)
- Grady Little (MGR, 1986-1987)
- Javy López (1989) 3 x MLB All-Star
- Jerry Martin (1971)
- Kevin Mench (1999)
- Urban Meyer (1983) College Football Coach
- Travis Snider, Pulaski Blue Jays
- Jason Schmidt (1992) 3 x MLB All-Star
- Mike Stanton (1987) MLB All-Star
- Eugenio Vélez, Pulaski Blue Jays
- Turk Wendell (1988)
- C. J. Wilson (2001) 2 x MLB All-Star
- Mark Wohlers (1988-1989) MLB All-Star
- Avallone, Michael. "Minor League Baseball returns to Pulaski." MiLB.com. 21 December 2007.
- Gangloff, Mike (September 9, 2014). "New York Yankees to Field Farm Club in Pulaski". Retrieved September 10, 2014.
- "Calfee Park sale OK'd as Mariners leave and $3 million upgrade begins". September 3, 2014.
- "John H. Johnson President's Award". MiLB.com. Retrieved December 12, 2016.