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Cubs Minor League Daily: The Tennessee Smokies Are Wearing Princess Leia Jerseys

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Just imagine watching the final moments of the 2019 World Series as Jacob Hannemann scores from second in the ninth off a single by Jason Vosler to walk off a Game Seven pitched by Zach Hedges and Duane Underwood.

… now imagine looking up from your TV screen to a Princess Leia minor league jersey hanging on your wall, signed by one of those now-legendary Chicago heroes. This could happen. OK, so the signed jersey on your wall part is actually the most plausible part.

The Tennessee Smokies prepare to don some particularly awesome uniforms at their Star Wars Night tomorrow, and as always, the Smokies will auction off the uniforms for charity. This year, though, you don’t have to be in the stadium to participate in the auction. The auction is online. You can go bid. Right now.


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As the proud owner of a Tennessee Smokies Star Wars jersey signed by none other than the legendary Frank Batista, I find this a tempting proposition.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Salt Lake 6, Iowa 5
The Cubs kept on rallying late, but came up a run short.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Tennessee 6, Jackson 4
And now the Smokies are back in first.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 9, Winston-Salem 7
There were 27 total hits in this game.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 5, Peoria 3
The Cubs got some good work from their bullpen in this one.


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Other Notes

  • If you do not know who Frank Batista is, you will stay after class and write 100 times “I am not a Prospect Hipster”.
  • Submarine right hander David Berg made his Triple A debut and pitched well. It his very possible that his funky delivery and insanely high groundball rate could arrive in Chicago by year end. Yes, insanely high. His career GO/AO is 4.29, and no that isn’t a typo.
  • Dillon Maples has made three appearances in the month of May, and has yet to walk anyone inside of the month. For a guy who has been plagued by a history of control issues, this is a very positive sign.

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Luke Blaize

Luke Blaize is the Minor League Editor at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @ltblaize.

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