On the heels of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s recent announcement of its 2012-2013 season, Music Director Daniel Meyer will throw the first pitch at the Asheville Tourists game on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Read on for ASO season information and an entertaining example of sports-meets-classical-music courtesy of Peter Schickele. (Pictured: ASO’s principal violist, Kara Poorbaugh, who performs Vaughan Williams’ “Flos Campi” on April 20, 2013. Photo by Michael Morel)
No matter the ability or skill level, there is a way to adapt the great American pastime to make it accessible to all.
Six Asheville Tourists baseball players and Ted E. Tourist took a break from the diamond to visit kids at Mission Children’s Hospital on May 29. They played board games, built Lego houses and, of course, played a modified game of catch. (Photos by Caitlin Byrd)
Sometimes you just need a little Getaway — not a big-to-do, not a major trip, just a little escape. Here’s the next video in our Xpress Getaway series: the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field. Since 1924, there’s been baseball at McCormick, and everyone from Lou Gehrig to Jackie Robinson, and from Willie Stargell to Cal Ripkin Jr. has played in this historic park.
The Asheville Tourists, a minor-league team in the South Atlantic League, has been sold to the DeWine family of Ohio; son Brian DeWine is moving to town with his young family.
The Asheville Tourists baseball team is back again for another season at historic McCormick Field.