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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 regions of Virginiamarker, North Carolinamarker, West Virginiamarker and Tennesseemarker. 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 teams

Division Team MLB Affiliation City Stadium Capacity
East Bluefield Orioles Baltimore Orioles and

Bowen Fieldmarker 3,000
Burlington Royals Kansas City Royals Burlingtonmarker, North Carolinamarker Burlington Athletic Stadiummarker 3,500
Danville Braves Atlanta Braves Danvillemarker, Virginiamarker American Legion Field 2,588
Princeton Rays Tampa Bay Rays Princetonmarker, West Virginiamarker H.marker P.marker Hunnicutt Fieldmarker 3,000
Pulaski Mariners Seattle Mariners Pulaskimarker, Virginiamarker Calfee Park 2,500
West Bristol White Sox Chicago White Sox Bristolmarker, Virginiamarker Devault Memorial Stadiummarker 2,000
Elizabethton Twins Minnesota Twins Elizabethtonmarker, Tennesseemarker Joe O'Brien Fieldmarker 2,000
Greeneville Astros Houston Astros Greenevillemarker, Tennesseemarker Pioneer Parkmarker 4,000
Johnson City Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals Johnson Citymarker, Tennesseemarker Howard Johnson Fieldmarker 3,800
Kingsport Mets New York Mets Kingsportmarker, Tennesseemarker Hunter Wright Stadiummarker 2,000

Current team rosters

Complete team list (1937-55, 1956-present)

Complete team list (1921-25)

Complete team list (1911-14)

See also

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