Greeneville Reds

The Greeneville Reds are a Minor League Baseball team of the Rookie-level Appalachian League. They are located in Tusculum, Tennessee, a city adjacent to Greeneville, and play their home games at Pioneer Park on the campus of Tusculum University. They are an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.[2] The Greeneville Reds replaced the Greeneville Astros (2004–2017) as the city's entry in the league; the Greeneville Reds are not a continuation of the Greeneville Astros and are instead a separate franchise. Paul Kleinhans-Schulz was the first GM of the Greeneville Reds and will always be known for bringing baseball back to Greeneville. [1]

The Reds played their inaugural game against the Bristol Pirates on June 19, 2018, at Pioneer Park.[3]

Greeneville Reds
Founded in 2018
Greeneville, Tennessee
Team logoCap insignia
Minor league affiliations
LeagueAppalachian League (2018–present)
DivisionWest Division
Major league affiliations
CurrentCincinnati Reds (2018–present)
Team data
NicknameGreeneville Reds (2018–present)
ColorsRed, black, white
BallparkPioneer Park (2018–present)
Cincinnati Reds / Boyd Sports[1]
ManagerGookie Dawkins
General ManagerKristen Atwell


Greeneville Reds roster
Players Coaches/Other


  • 22 Juan Manuel Abril
  • 41 Graham Ashcraft
  • -- Michael Bono ‡
  • 35 Tanner Cooper
  • 44 Daniel De La Fuente
  • 19 Andy Fisher
  • 29 Tyler Garbee
  • 49 Matt Gill
  • -- Nick Howard}
  • 16 JC Keys
  • 55 Ian Koch
  • 46 Evan Kravetz
  • 17 Orlando Noriega
  • 32 Jose Salvador
  • 36 Quinten Sefcik
  • 38 Dan Serreino
  • 37 Raul Wallace
  • 44 Anthony Zimmerman
  • 33 Jose Zorrillah


  • 26 Justin Gomez
  • 28 Hunter Oliver ‡
  • 47 Carlos Reina


  •  2 Tyler Callihan
  •  3 Rece Hinds
  •  4 Ivan Johnson
  • 39 Raul Juarez
  •  7 Danielito Remy
  • 15 Reyny Reyes
  • 25 Garrett Wolforth


  • 22 AJ Bumpass
  • 40 Allan Cerda
  • 27 Danny Lantigua
  • 43 Cristian Olivo
  •  6 Peterson Plaz
  • 23 Mike Spooner



Injury icon 2.svg 7-day injured list
* On Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated June 18, 2019
→ More rosters: MiLB • Appalachian League
Cincinnati Reds minor league players


  1. ^ Speddon, Zach (February 26, 2018). "Boyd Sports Will Manage Greeneville Reds". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Reneau, Michael (January 26, 2018). "Reds Country". Greeneville Sun. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Corrigan, Caroline. "Cincinnati Reds announce 'Greeneville Reds' minor league baseball team". Retrieved 29 January 2018.

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2018 Cincinnati Reds season

The 2018 Cincinnati Reds season was the 129th season for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 16th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

2019 Cincinnati Reds season

The 2019 Cincinnati Reds season is the 150th season for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 17th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Appalachian League

The Appalachian League of Professional Baseball is a Rookie-class Minor League Baseball league that began play in 1911. It operated as a Class D league (1911–1914), (1921–1925), (1937–1955) and (1957–1962) before becoming a Rookie league in 1963. Teams are located in the Appalachian regions of Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and Tennessee. The league's season starts in June, after major league teams have signed players they selected in the annual amateur draft, and ends in September.

Along with the Pioneer League, it forms the second-lowest rung on the minor league ladder. Although classified as a Rookie league, the level of play is slightly higher than that of the two Rookie leagues based at the parent clubs' spring training complexes, the Gulf Coast League and Arizona League. Unlike these two leagues, Appalachian League games charge admission and sell concessions.

Appalachian League rosters

Below are the full rosters and coaching staff of the ten Appalachian League teams.

Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) Central division. They were a charter member of the American Association in 1882 and joined the NL in 1890.The Reds played in the NL West division from 1969 to 1993, before joining the Central division in 1994. They have won five World Series titles, nine NL pennants, one AA pennant, and 10 division titles. The team plays its home games at Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003 replacing Riverfront Stadium. Bob Castellini has been chief executive officer since 2006.

For 1882–2018, the Reds' overall win-loss record is 10,524–10,306 (a 0.505 winning percentage).

Dayton Dragons

The Dayton Dragons are a Class A minor league baseball team playing in the Midwest League based in Dayton, Ohio. The Dragons are affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. Their home stadium is Fifth Third Field. In 2011, they broke the record for most consecutive sellouts by a professional sports team, selling out their 815th consecutive game, breaking the record formerly held by the Portland Trail Blazers.The Dragons came to Dayton in 2000. They were previously a franchise based in Rockford, Illinois, and were called the Rockford Expos (1988–1992), Rockford Royals (1993–1994), Rockford Cubbies (1995–1998), and Rockford Reds (1999).

Greeneville, Tennessee

Greeneville is a town in, and the county seat of Greene County, Tennessee, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 15,062. The town was named in honor of Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene. It is the only town with this spelling in the United States, although there are numerous U.S. towns named Greenville. The town was the capital of the short-lived State of Franklin in the 18th-century history of the Tennessee region.

Greeneville is notable as the town where United States President Andrew Johnson began his political career when elected from his trade as a tailor. He and his family lived there most of his adult years. It was an area of strong abolitionist and Unionist views and yeoman farmers, an environment which influenced Johnson's outlook.

The Greeneville Historic District was established in 1974.

The U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class submarine USS Greeneville was named in honor of the town.

Greeneville is part of the Johnson City-Kingsport- Bristol TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.

Greeneville Astros

The Greeneville Astros were a Minor League Baseball team of the Rookie League Appalachian League. They were located in Tusculum, Tennessee, and played their home games at Pioneer Park on the campus of Tusculum College. They were an affiliate of the Houston Astros from 2004 to 2017 when the Astros decided to eliminate their Greeneville team and reduce their farm system from nine teams to eight. The Greeneville Astros were replaced by the Cincinnati Reds affiliated Greeneville Reds who assumed the Greeneville Astros spot in the Appalachian League; the Greeneville Reds are not a continuation of the Greeneville Astros and are instead a separate franchise.

The Astros led the Appalachian League in average attendance at Pioneer Park from 2004 to 2014.In 2007, the first former Greeneville Astros made it to the major leagues. Four players from the 2004 Greenville team were called up to Houston late in the 2007 season: Juan Gutiérrez, Felipe Paulino, Troy Patton, and J. R. Towles.

Jonathan India

Jonathan Joseph India (born December 15, 1996) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Cincinnati Reds organization.

India starred in baseball for American Heritage School. While playing for the Florida Gators, India was named an All-American in 2018, and won the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 2018. The Reds selected him with the fifth overall selection in the 2018 MLB draft.

List of Cincinnati Reds minor league affiliates

The Cincinnati Reds farm system consists of eight Minor League Baseball affiliates across the United States and in the Dominican Republic. Five teams are independently owned, while three—the Greeneville Reds, Arizona League Reds, and Dominican Summer League Reds squads—are owned by the major league club.

The Reds have been affiliated with the Rookie League Billings Mustangs of the Pioneer League since 1974, making it the longest-running active affiliation in the organization among teams not owned by the Reds. It is also the longest affiliation in the team's history. Their newest affiliate is the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League which became a Reds' Double-A club in 2019.Geographically, Cincinnati's closest domestic affiliate is the Dayton Dragons of the Class A Midwest League which is approximately 49 miles (79 km) away. Cincinnati's furthest domestic affiliate is the Arizona League Reds of the Rookie Arizona League which is some 1,595 miles (2,567 km) away.

List of Minor League Baseball leagues and teams

This is a list of Minor League Baseball leagues and teams in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Los Angeles Dodgers minor league players

Below is a partial list of Minor League Baseball players in the Los Angeles Dodgers system.

Pioneer Park (stadium)

Pioneer Park is a stadium on the campus of Tusculum University in Tusculum, Tennessee. It is primarily used for baseball as the home field for the college's baseball team, the Tusculum Pioneers. It was built in 2004, and holds 4,000 people. It is also home to the Greeneville Reds Minor League Baseball team of the Rookie Appalachian League and previously the Greeneville Astros from 2004 to 2017.

Sports in the United States by state

Sports in the United States are an important part of American culture. American football is the most popular sport to watch in the United States, followed by baseball, basketball, and soccer. Hockey, tennis, golf, wrestling, auto racing, arena football, field lacrosse, box lacrosse and volleyball are also popular sports in the country.

Based on revenue, the four major professional sports leagues in the United States are Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Football League (NFL), and the National Hockey League (NHL). The market for professional sports in the United States is roughly $69 billion, roughly 50% larger than that of all of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa combined. All four enjoy wide-ranging domestic media coverage and are considered the preeminent leagues in their respective sports in the world, although American football does not have a substantial following in other nations. Three of those leagues have teams that represent Canadian cities, and all four are the most financially lucrative sports leagues of their sport. Major League Soccer (MLS), which also includes teams based in Canada, is sometimes included in a "top five" of leagues. With an average attendance of over 20,000 per game, MLS has the third highest average attendance of any sports league in the U.S. after the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB), and is the seventh highest attended professional soccer league worldwide.Professional teams in all major sports in the United States operate as franchises within a league, meaning that a team may move to a different city if the team's owners believe there would be a financial benefit, but franchise moves are usually subject to some form of league-level approval. All major sports leagues use a similar type of regular-season schedule with a post-season playoff tournament. In addition to the major league–level organizations, several sports also have professional minor leagues, active in smaller cities across the country. As in Canada and Australia, sports leagues in the United States do not practice promotion and relegation, unlike many sports leagues in Europe.

Sports are particularly associated with education in the United States, with most high schools and universities having organized sports, and this is a unique sporting footprint for the U.S. College sports competitions play an important role in the American sporting culture, and college basketball and college football are as popular as professional sports in some parts of the country. The major sanctioning body for college sports is the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Unlike most other nations, the United States government does not provide funding for sports nor for the United States Olympic Committee.


Tennessee ( (listen), locally ; Cherokee: ᏔᎾᏏ, romanized: Tanasi) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by eight states, with Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a 2017 population of 667,560 and a 2017 metro population of 1,903,045. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 652,236 in 2017.The state of Tennessee is rooted in the Watauga Association, a 1772 frontier pact generally regarded as the first constitutional government west of the Appalachians. What is now Tennessee was initially part of North Carolina, and later part of the Southwest Territory. Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796. Tennessee was the last state to leave the Union and join the Confederacy at the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861. Occupied by Union forces from 1862, it was the first state to be readmitted to the Union at the end of the war.Tennessee furnished more soldiers for the Confederate Army than any other state besides Virginia, and more soldiers for the Union Army than the rest of the Confederacy combined. Beginning during Reconstruction, it had competitive party politics, but a Democratic takeover in the late 1880s resulted in passage of disenfranchisement laws that excluded most blacks and many poor whites from voting. This sharply reduced competition in politics in the state until after passage of civil rights legislation in the mid-20th century. In the 20th century, Tennessee transitioned from an agrarian economy to a more diversified economy, aided by massive federal investment in the Tennessee Valley Authority and, in the early 1940s, the city of Oak Ridge. This city was established to house the Manhattan Project's uranium enrichment facilities, helping to build the world's first atomic bombs, two of which were dropped on Imperial Japan near the end of World War II. After the war, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory became a key center for nuclear research. In 2016, the element tennessine was named for the state.Tennessee's major industries include agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. Poultry, soybeans, and cattle are the state's primary agricultural products, and major manufacturing exports include chemicals, transportation equipment, and electrical equipment. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation's most visited national park, is headquartered in the eastern part of the state, and a section of the Appalachian Trail roughly follows the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Other major tourist attractions include the Tennessee Aquarium and Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel in Chattanooga; Dollywood in Pigeon Forge; Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg; the Parthenon, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville; the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg; Elvis Presley's Graceland residence and tomb, the Memphis Zoo, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis; and Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol.

Travis Dawkins

Travis Sentell "Gookie" Dawkins (born May 12, 1979 in Newberry, South Carolina) is a retired Major League Baseball shortstop.

Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft, Dawkins would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Reds on September 3, 1999. His first major league at-bat was on September 4, 1999, at Philadelphia (a game in which the Reds hit nine home runs). Dawkins singled and reached third base on a throwing error. A young Philadelphia Phillies fan seated down the first base line reached over the fence and grabbed the rolling the ball during play. The Reds staff later obtained the first major league hit ball for Dawkins by trading with the fan.

Dawkins won an Olympic Gold medal in 2000 while playing for the United States baseball team.

Dawkins spent the 2007 season, playing for the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and the Ottawa Lynx, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Dawkins was re-signed by the Phillies on December 7, 2007, to a minor league contract.

Dawkins signed with the Chicago White Sox for the 2008 season, and was assigned to their Triple-A team, the Charlotte Knights. Dawkins was traded to the Kansas City Royals on June 11, 2008. He re-signed with the White Sox after the season.

Then he signed the Reds in the summer of 2010.

In the 2010 offseason, Dawkins signed a minor league contract with the Charlotte Knights.

Dawkins began his professional coaching career in 2015, where he served as the hitting coach for the Rookie AZL Reds in Goodyear, Arizona. In 2016, he was named hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds' Advanced-A Affiliate, the Daytona Tortugas. In 2017, he was promoted to hitting coach of the Reds' Double-A Affiliate, Pensacola Blue Wahoos.

In 2018 he was promoted to manager of the Reds Rookie Advanced level affiliate Greeneville Reds.

Tusculum University

Tusculum University is a coeducational private university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), with its main campus in the city of Tusculum, Tennessee, United States, a suburb of the town of Greeneville. It is Tennessee's oldest university and the 28th-oldest operating college in the United States.In addition to its main campus, the institution maintains a regional center for Graduate and Professional Studies in Knoxville, and additional satellite campuses across East Tennessee.

Eastern Division
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Key personnel
World Series Championships (5)
National League pennants (9)
AA pennants (1)
Division titles (10)
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Sports teams based in Tennessee
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