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By Bill Ballew

Baseball has served because the hobby of choice in Asheville, North Carolina, for greater than a century. approximately anyplace a flat lot are available within the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, baseball has been performed by way of locals and viewers alike, with a few of the city's maximum thrills created through the fatherland travelers, who've been mainstays within the expert ranks for many of the previous eighty years. Oates Park, the place writer Thomas Wolfe toiled as a batboy sooner than attending the collage of North Carolina, served because the domestic of the Mountaineers, travelers, and the semi-pro Asheville Royal Giants in the course of the first 3 a long time of the twentieth century until eventually McCormick box used to be in-built the mid-1920s. The ballpark, simply south of downtown Asheville, welcomed the likes of Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth in the course of exhibition contests, whereas destiny corridor of Famers Eddie Murray and Willie Stargell and present standouts Todd Helton and Juan Pierre honed their abilities within the mountains on their solution to the game's best level.

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