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Mike Morrow

Mike Morrow is a member of the communications team at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and writes about baseball at tnprobaseball.com. All photos on this site are his own.

Pivotal season for Buxton, Sano

Chattanooga Lookouts fans had to believe they were looking at future big-league superstars. There was no reason to think otherwise. Byron Buxton, from Appling County High School in Georgia, had been ranked baseball’s overall best prospect in 2014 by Baseball America. Miguel Sano, who had signed as a […]

More money for Mookie?

No sooner had the anouncement been made about Bryce Harper’s 13-year, $330 million contract than calls were already out about who might be next to get the big numbers, and former Overton High School star Mookie Betts was among the first to be mentioned. Bob Nightengale, writing for […]

The epic story of how Sonny Gray became a Red

It started with a smile for Sonny Gray to be a Yankee. It was July 31, 2017, when the Yankees announced they had obtained Gray, sending outfielder Dustin Fowler, pitcher James Kaprielian and outfielder Jorge Mateo to the Oakland Athletics for the former Smyna High School and Vanderbilt […]