Getaway: Video of the Asheville Tourists at McCormick Field

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. Set into the side of a hill just off South Charlotte Street, McCormick Field has been home to minor league teams since 1924, many of them known as the Tourists. During most of that time, there’s been a team called the Tourists calling the field home. The current team has been around since 1976, and has been a Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies since 1994.

Music performed by Clarence Gallagher via Busk Break.


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