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Pioneer Park in Greeneville, TN, was the home of Greeneville affiliated baseball from 2004 through 2019. After that and the Coronavirus pandemic-canceled 2020 season, MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization made the Rookie-Advanced Appalachian League a collegiate wood-bat circuit.
The only Appy stadium opened in this millennium, it was built by then-Tusculum College and its primary tenant is Tusculum University Pioneers baseball. The Martinsville Astros moved here from Virginia, becoming the Greeneville Astros - and won the next 11 attendance crowns. Ironically, they won the league championship the year their attendance string ended.
The Houston Astros dropped Greeneville from their farm system after the 2017 campaign, but the Cincinnati Reds quickly stepped in. The signing came at a late-added Greeneville stop on the Reds' winter caravan. The Greeneville Reds played a 2018 home game with the Johnson City Cardinals at the home of the Double-A Tennessee Smokies - the connection being that the three clubs were all commonly operated by Boyd Sports. Coincidentally, then-Greeneville manager Gookie Dawkins had been the first batter in Smokies Stadium history as a member of the Chattanooga Lookouts climbing the Reds system.