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Kingsport Mets
Founded in 1969
Kingsport, Tennessee
Team Logo
Cap Insignia
  • Rookie
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
  • Kingsport Mets (1980-present)
  • Kingsport Braves (1974-1979)
  • Kingsport Royals (1969-1973)
Minor league titles
League titles 1973, 1977, 1988, 1995
Division titles 1973, 1977, 1988, 1995, 1996
Owner(s)/Operated by: New York Mets/S&H Baseball
Manager: Mike DiFelice
General Manager: Roman Stout

The Kingsport Mets are a minor league baseball team based in Kingsport, Tennessee, United States.

The team, which plays in the Appalachian League, is a Rookie League affiliate of Major League Baseball's New York Mets. Once housed at a local high school, Dobyns-Bennett High School, the Kingsport Mets now play their home games at Hunter Wright Stadium.

2009 was the Mets 29th season in Kingsport. Former Mets greats Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, and Kevin Mitchell as well as current stars José Reyes, David Wright, and AJ Burnett made their professional debut in Kingsport. In addition former National League MVP Dale Murphy and Cy Young Award Winner Steve Bedrosian played in Kingsport when they were a Braves affiliate from 1974-80. Al Cowens and U.L. Washington were notable players when the Royals were in town from 1969-73.

The KMets won Appalachian League titles in 1988 and 1995.

All Silver Anniversary Team (Named in 2005)


Kingsport Mets roster
Players Coaches/Other
  • 36 Yohan Almonte
  • 23 Travis Babin
  • 31 Julio Bello
  •  1 Angel Cuan
  • 18 Tyler Howe
  • 17 Guillaume Leduc
  • 45 Oscar Melendez
  • 32 Brian Needham
  • 33 Zachary
  • 49 Tim Smith
  • 43 Samuel Tavaras
  • 47 Jhonathan Torres
  • 15 Johnathan White
  • 12 John Freeman
  • 48 Juan Torres


  • 11 Gered Mochizuki
  • 24 Ryan Mollica
  • 39 James Schroeder


  • 20 Darrell Ceciliani
  • 38 Cesar Puello
  • 25 John Semel
  •  4 Kurt Steinhauer
  • 26 Pedro Zapata


  •  2 Bobby Malek (hitting)
  • 30 Jonathan Hurst (pitching)

† Disabled list
* On New York Mets 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-08-19

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