LMT Stop #34: Pulaski, VA

Excellent Adventure Day # 75

Appalachian Spring Summer

I don’t think we would have anticipated it, but both Sue and I enjoyed our week in the Rookie-level Appalachian League at the end of June, 1991 about as much as any other week on the Excellent Adventure. It was all about the baseball and beautiful scenery and 29 years ago tonight, a Saturday in 1991, we saw the Pulaski Braves beat the Elizabethton Twins 10-0 at beautiful and historic Calfee Park in Pulaski.

Was it foreshadowing that we saw the parent clubs of these two teams wearing almost identical unis exactly four months later? You decide.

The Trip

The Video

This sounds like hyperbole but this park has an aura; you could feel it as soon as you pulled into the parking lot. I hope it comes across. By the way – if you can, watch these videos on your Smart TV with the YouTube app and please subscribe to the channel…it will help more people find it in search results.

Baseball Today

Pulaski and the Braves ended their affiliation after 1992 and the town was without baseball for a few years but there have been many other teams since and the Pulaski Yankees now call Calfee Park home as they have since 2014.

If you check out the Pulaski Yankees site you’ll find some interesting pictures of some of the renovations that have happened at Calfee over the years. It looks like some big upgrades but I’m guessing it is also still just as magical. Sadly, today was to have been opening night at Calfee – here’s hoping the Yankees can return soon.

On Deck

Tomorrow on the Low Mileage Tour we will head a few miles east and check out a town that’s no longer on the Minor League map – Martinsville, VA, the home in 1991 of the Martinsville Phillies.

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