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Joe O'Brien Field

Since 1974, the Minnesota Twins have been sending their first-year players to Elizabethton. This special relationship continues to this day as Elizabethton plays a key role in player development for the Minnesota Twins. With a population of a little more than 14,000 individuals this Minor League Baseball city has had its share of great success.

With ten Appalachian League Championships since 1974, the latest being in 2012, the Elizabethton Twins continue to produce quality teams. The Elizabethton Twins have not had a losing season since 1989 and through the years this franchise has produced its share of Major League talent. Notable alumni include: Butch Wynegar (1974), Jesse Orosco (1978), Gary Gaetti (1979), Kent Hrbek (1979), Jim Eisenreich (1980), Jeff Reed (1980), Kirby Puckett (1982), Jay Bell (1984), Marty Cordova (1989), Denny Neagle (1989), Denny Hocking (1990), Todd Ritchie (1990), Eddie Guardado (1991), LaTroy Hawkins (1992), Corey Koskie (1994), A.J. Pierzynski (1995), Mike Restovich (1998), Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer (2001).

Joe O'Brien Field is located along the banks of the scenic Watauga River. Overlooking the Appalachian Mountains this stadium provides fans with a wonderful setting to enjoy this special game.

Directions: From Interstate 26 (coming from Asheville/Knoxville): exit Highway 321/67 towards Elizabethton. Turn left at West Mill St. (redlight at Krystal's and Rite Aid Pharmacy), slight curve to the right and Joe O'Brien Field is on the left. From TN-37/US 19-E S (coming from Bristol/Piney Flats): turn right at redlight at intersection with Food City. At second redlight (at McDonald's) take right and at next redlight take left on West Mill St. Straight through two (2) four-way stop signs, field will be on your right. From TN-37 US 19-E N (coming from Banner Elk/Roan Mountain/Hampton): Turn left at redlight at intersection with Food City. At second redlight (at McDonalds) take right and at next redlight take left on W. Mill St. Straight through two (2) four-way stop signs, field will be on your right.