Hendersonville Times-News: Asheville’s McCormick Field in running for best minor-league ballpark

From blueridgenow.com (the Hendersonville Times-News

Asheville’s historic McCormick Field [was] Built in 1924,[and] it’s one of the oldest minor-league ballparks still in use; its right-field wall is the second-highest wall in all of professional baseball; it was once a race-car track, and it was where Crash Davis hit his final home run in the movie “Bull Durham.”

Now it has yet another story: It is one of 20 finalists for the Best Minor League Ballparks category in the 2013 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award, according to The USA Today Travel Media Group.

With voters’ help, it could add another story as the Best Minor League Ballpark in the nation. Fans can go to www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-minor-league-ballpark/ to cast their votes. The winner will be announced at 10best.com on Aug. 14. …

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Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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