Chart: A closer look at Elizabethton

  • July 5, 2012 - 11:05 PM


Location: Elizabethton, Tenn.

How long the team has been affiliated with the Twins: 1974

Notable seasons by alums: Kirby Puckett hit .382 with 15 doubles, 35 RBI and 43 stolen bases in 1982; Joe Mauer made his professional debut in 2001, hitting .400 in 32 games. In 2011, Eddie Rosario hit .337 with 21 home runs, 60 RBI, 71 runs scored and a .670 slugging percentage.

Top current prospects: LHP Mason Melotakis, RHP Hudson Boyd, 3B Travis Harrison, OF Max Kepler, SS Niko Goodrum

About the ballpark: Joe O'Brien Field, with a capacity of about 2,000, sits on the bank of the Watauga River with a perfect view of the Appalachian Mountains. Posters of notable former players hang throughout the stadium. Fans leave their chairs in their spot overnight.

About the town: Elizabethton has 14,000 residents and is located in the Appalachian chain. The town was founded in 1799 and occupies about nine square miles.

How much a ticket behind home plate costs: Reserved seating for individual game is $6. General admission prices range from $3-$4.


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