|Johnson City Cardinals|
|Minor league affiliations|
|Previous classes||Class D (before 1963)|
|League||Appalachian League (1911–13; 1921–24; 1937–55; 1957–61; 1964–2020)|
|Southeastern League (1910)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (10)|
|Division titles (8)|
|Ballpark||TVA Credit Union Ballpark (1956–2020)|
The Johnson City Cardinals were a Minor League Baseball team based in Johnson City, Tennessee. The team was affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals organization from 1975 through 2020 and played in the Rookie-level Appalachian League. The team won 10 league championships, most recently in 2019. They played their home games at TVA Credit Union Ballpark. Before 1975, the team operated under several other names and affiliations.
The start of the 2020 season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic before ultimately being cancelled on June 30. In conjunction with a contraction of Minor League Baseball beginning with the 2021 season, the Appalachian League was reorganized as a collegiate summer baseball league, and the Cardinals were replaced by the Johnson City Doughboys, a new franchise in the revamped league designed for rising college freshmen and sophomores.
In 1955, Johnson City and the Salem Rebels were declared co-champions of the Appalachian League when their final playoff series was canceled due to rain.
From 1986 to 2019, Johnson City reached the playoffs by virtue of winning their division or clinching a playoff spot eight times. The results of their postseason play during this time was as follows.
Many of the players fielded by Johnson City have gone on to distinguish themselves in Major League Baseball.
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