Throughout the early and mid 1900s, Asheville was home to a thriving Negro Baseball League.
One of the league’s most successful teams? The Asheville Blues, who operated during the 1940s and 1950s. The Blues’ legacy — which includes back-to-back Negro Southern League Championships in 1946 and 1947 — will be honored at McCormick Field throughout the Asheville Tourists’ 2023 season, which kicks off Thursday, April 6.
As part of this season-long honor, the Blue’s championship flag will fly over the stadium. Asheville company Sunrise Studios has also recreated the team’s logo and printed it onto special Blues-themed uniforms, which the Asheville Tourists will wear for one game during the 2023 season.