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Appalachian League introduces new extra-innings format

Seven-inning Sundays to return
May 20, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Appalachian League announced the addition of a "sudden death" extra-innings rule and the return of seven-inning games on Sundays. EXTRA INNINGS: Similar to the Frontier League and MLB Draft League, the Appalachian League will implement a "sudden death" extra-innings format. During the plate meeting prior

Sock Puppets release new community piece, The Aviator 

The Aviation Industry is the 2nd community piece embodied in community brand
May 4, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Burlington and Alamance County have long been known for their textile heritage, but this industry was only part of what makes this community so special. When the Sock Puppets launched their new name in 2021, they did so to honor that very industry but saw the unique

Sock Puppets release 2022 promotional calendar

Calendar highlighted by firework shows, giveaways and specialty jerseys
April 6, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- The Burlington Sock Puppets, recipients of the 2021 Appalachian League Promotional Award, are kicking it up a bunch of notches for fans this upcoming summer. With 29 home games (plus two unique All-Star events), there is no shortage of opportunities for fun this year. So let's dive

Burlington to host 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game

Get ready for a two-day, sockingly different All-Star experience
March 22, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- The 2022 Appalachian League All-Star Game will be held in Burlington this season on July 25 and July 26. Featuring a two-day event schedule, with a Fan Fest and Skills Competition on Monday and the All-Star Game on Tuesday, the Sock Puppets are looking to make this

Sock Puppets release 2022 roster

New season's roster boasts top talent in NCAA featuring 10 Power 5 players
February 22, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- It’s time to meet your 2022 Sock Puppets! It’s been just more than a year since the rebrand of the club, and this squad of 35 fits the new mold perfectly. The below .500 finish last season was not ideal, but change is on the way. The

Sock Puppets announce 2022 coaching staff

Burlington unveils new puppet master at the helm
February 8, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- After ushering a new era of baseball just over one year ago today, the Burlington Sock Puppets promised that their new brand would not be the only 'unique' thing about the organization and that the entertainment experience would surpass the previous 30+ year history of having home

Appalachian League participates in MLK Week of Service 

January 29, 2022

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Appalachian League executives participated in a Week of Service, volunteering in 11 communities across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Jan. 17, 2022 marked the 27th annual MLK Day of Service. Tabbed as a “day on, not a day off” to celebrate the life and

Burlington Sock Puppets release 2022 schedule

Sock Puppets to launch 2022 season with Opening Night slated for June 6
November 18, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- The Burlington Sock Puppets released their official 2022 season schedule, presented by Visit Alamance. The 2022 season will mark the second year that Burlington will play under the Sock Puppets identity, as well as the second season under the newly reformed Appalachian League powered by Major League

Appalachian League alums earn MLB awards

November 17, 2021

Seven former Appalachian League players were among Major League Baseball's award winners this year, including the American League Hank Aaron Award winner and the NLCS MVP. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - AL Hank Aaron Award, Silver Slugger Guerrero Jr. hit .271 with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 62 games

Burlington Sock Puppets win Promotional Award

In their first season, Sock Puppets take home some hardware
August 20, 2022

BURLINGTON, N.C. - The Appalachian League powered by MLB and USA Baseball announced its league awards for the 2021 season with the Burlington Sock Puppets winning the Promotional Award for Excellence. This award is given out yearly to the Club with the most outstanding promotional work throughout the season. Criteria

Appalachian League announces 2021 executive awards

Greeneville general manager Kat Foster named Executive of the Year
August 20, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Appalachian League today announced its end-of-year awards for the 2021 season. Executive of the Year—Kat Foster, Greeneville Flyboys Kat Foster, general manager of the Greeneville Flyboys, has been named the 2021 Appalachian League Executive of the Year. The award is presented to the one executive