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Nate Shaver to Manage the Tourists in 2024

Asheville's Manager is Back for Year Number Four
January 29, 2024

ASHEVILLE— A familiar face is set to lead the Asheville Tourists in 2024. The Houston Astros named Nate Shaver as Asheville’s Manager for the fourth consecutive season. Shaver is joined by returning coaches Eric Stamets (Development Coach), Bryan Muniz (Hitting Coach), and Max Mahaffey (Athletic Trainer). New to the coaching

Asheville Tourists 2023 Season Recap

September 13, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The 2023 season of Asheville Tourists Baseball is in the books. The campaign was filled with memorable games, down-to-the-wire finishes, and a record number of fans that came out and saw the Tourists play.

Tourists Top Braves 4-3 in Ten Innings

Asheville Finishes Season on Three-Game Win Streak
September 10, 2023

ROME- The Asheville Tourists defeated the Rome Braves 4-3 in ten innings on Sunday afternoon. The final game of the 2023 season for both teams came down to the wire. Rome erased a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the ninth and Asheville responded with a winning rally in the

Sacco Drives In Four, Tourists Take Second Straight

Miley Reaches Strikeout Milestone
September 9, 2023

ROME- The Asheville Tourists defeated the Rome Braves 4-1 on Saturday night for their second straight victory. Asheville received a pair of two-run singles from Tommy Sacco Jr. and a tremendous pitching performance from Luis Angel Rodriguez, Brayan de Paula, and Deylen Miley.

Williams Comes to the Rescue in Extra-Inning Win

Swanson Pitches Five Shutout Innings in His Final Outing of '23
September 8, 2023

ROME- Justin Williams played hero for the Asheville Tourists on Friday night. Asheville built a 4-0 lead on the Rome Braves in large part due to Williams’ un production. Rome rallied back late to force extras. In the top of the 11th, Williams struck with a go-ahead two-out RBI single

Mancini Fires His Best Outing of the Year, T's Still Come Up Short

Ullola Walks Five, Tagged with Blown Save
September 7, 2023

ROME- For the third straight season, no team in the South Atlantic League has issued more walks than the Asheville Tourists pitching staff. The lack of strike-throwing bit Asheville in a big way on Thursday night against the Rome Braves. The Tourists took a 3-0 lead into the seventh inning

DeVos, Roberts, and Cobos Limit Braves in Close Loss

Tourists Held to Two Hits for the Second Straight Game
September 6, 2023

ROME- The Asheville Tourists dropped a one-run game to the Rome Braves on Wednesday night by a final score of 2-1. Asheville’s trio of pitchers; Nolan DeVos, Max Roberts, and Franny Cobos kept the Tourists in the ballgame. Offensively, the struggle continued with only two hits and a total of

Sacco Jr. Records Two Hits, Scores Tourists Lone Run

Asheville Drops Series Opener to Rome 5-1
September 5, 2023

ROME- The Asheville Tourists ran into a tough pitching duo from the Rome Braves on Tuesday night. Asheville fell to Rome 5-1 on an evening where the Tourists offense managed a total of four base-runners. Only two batters reached in the game’s final eight innings and the Tourists dropped their

Tourists Hit Season-High Six Doubles, Fall 8-6

Borden II Drives In Three, Whitaker Stands Out
September 2, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourist tied a single-game season-high with six doubles on Saturday night against the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Kobe Kato hit his team leading 18th and 19th doubles of the season while four other players added a two-bagger. The offense was not quite enough to overcome a big

Kato Homers in Closely Contested Loss

Tourists Fight to the End but Hot Rods Prevail 5-3
September 1, 2023

ASHEVILLE- One thing that cannot be debated is that this year’s Asheville Tourists team fights to the very last out. Asheville trailed the Bowling Green Hot Rods by four runs late in Friday’s game. The Tourists scored two runs in the eighth and brought the winning run to the plate

Tourists and Hot Rods Split Double-Header

Asheville Pulls Off One-Run Win in Game Two
August 31, 2023

ASHEVILLE- The Asheville Tourists and the Bowling Green Hot Rods played a double-header at McCormick Field on Thursday night. Bowling Green took Game One by a final score of 7-0 while Asheville bounced back in Game Two with a 3-2 victory.

ESPN Senior Writer Ryan McGee Returns to Asheville for Opening Day

NY Times Best-Selling Author's New Book Available at McCormick Field
March 30, 2023

ASHEVILLE- ESPN Senior Writer Ryan McGee will toss the Ceremonial First Pitch on Opening Day (April 6) at McCormick Field and provide guest play-by-play commentary on the Asheville Tourists Radio Network.

Tourists to Honor the Asheville Blues this Season

Blues Won Back-to-Back Negro Southern League Championships
February 9, 2023

ASHEVILLE- As part of MLB’s The Nine initiative, the Asheville Tourists will pay tribute to the Asheville Blues franchise this season. A commemorative Championship Flag will wave high atop McCormick Field in honor of the back-to-back Negro Southern League Championships won by the Asheville Blues in 1946 and 1947.

Santana Becomes Two-Time SAL Player of the Month Award Winner

League's September Award Goes to Legendary Luis Santana
October 10, 2022

ASHEVILLE- The legend of Luis Santana continues to grow. One month after the Asheville Tourists played their final regular season contest of the 2022 campaign, the South Atlantic League announced Santana as its September Player of the Month.

Best African-American Tourists Baseball Players of All Time

Story Published as Part of MiLB “The Nine” Initiative
February 7, 2022

ASHEVILLE- In celebration of Black History Month, throughout February, teams across Minor League Baseball are taking a look back at five of the best Black players to suit up for their club.

Ron McKee: October 6, 1945 ~ September 21, 2021

Memorial Service at McCormick Field October 2 at 2:00pm
September 28, 2021

Ronald Boyd McKee, 75, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Mission Hospital.

Asheville Blues coast to victory again

Tourists commemorate Blues with reimagined jerseys and caps
July 15, 2023

The Asheville Tourists morphed into the the Asheville Blues on Friday night, and cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash in front of a sellout crowd at McCormick Field. It was a familiar result for the Blues, who were one of the most successful professional Black baseball teams

Tourists crash party to celebrate Costner character

Astros affiliate paying tribute to film's anniversary with Davis Night
June 22, 2023

The Durham Bulls may be the Minor League team most often associated with the “Bull Durham,” but they’re not the only one from North Carolina with ties to the 1988 rom-com. Main character Crash Davis ends the movie playing 224 miles west of Durham with the Asheville Tourists, where he

The best of the Astros' Minor League ballparks

From North Carolina to Texas, explore all the Houston farm stops
May 8, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series, presented by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip

The Road to The Show™: Astros’ Barber

Houston’s No. 3 prospect getting closer to lift-off after injuries
April 18, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at third-ranked Astros prospect Colin Barber. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. A series of injuries has severely limited the beginning

Bellozo Closes Out the Drive in Brilliant Debut

Dezenzo's Hit Plates the Winning Run in the Ninth
April 14, 2023

GREENVILLE- The Asheville Tourists worked 11 walks and came up with a few clutch hits to hold off the Greenville Drive 6-5 on Friday night. Asheville held Greenville to only two earned runs in the game and won their second straight overall.

Nova's 11th Inning Blast Cements Tourists First Win

Late Rally Forces Extras Where Tourists Come Out On Top
April 14, 2023

GREENVILLE- Mother Nature became a factor once again for the Asheville Tourists early in the season. Rain postponed the start of Thursday’s game one hour and twenty-nine minutes. Add on two extra innings and the Tourists had to wait until the early hours of Friday morning to celebrate a 10-8

De Paula Fans Career-Best Ten in First Outing Since ’21, T’s Fall 5-2

Drive's Early Offense Enough to Hang On
April 12, 2023

GREENVILLE- The Asheville Tourists fell to 0-3 on the season after a 5-2 loss to the Greenville Drive on Wednesday night. The Drive scored all their runs in the first two innings and kept the Tourists offense quiet throughout the game.

Sacco Clubs Grand Slam in 7-5 Loss

Drive Score the Game's Final Five Runs
April 11, 2023

GREENVILLE- The Asheville Tourists dropped their series-opener to the Greenville Drive on Tuesday night by a final score of 7-5. The loss drops the Tourists to 0-2 on the season and moves the Drive to 1-2 after they lost a pair of games at Rome last weekend.

Hot Rods Blank Tourists 10-0 on Opening Day

Visitors Quiet the McCormick Field Sellout Crowd
April 6, 2023

ASHEVILLE- Opening Day for the Asheville Tourists derailed from the tracks before the game even began. A stadium power outage delayed the first pitch yet the defending league champion Bowling Green Hot Rods were unfazed.