A Rockies Class-A affiliate, the Asheville Tourists' 89-year-old McCormick Field has long drawn enthusiastic crowds and out-of-towners eager to take pictures of the famous scoreboard that pits "Visitors" against "Tourists." The team's rather odd name is actually nearly a century old. In 1915, sportswriters started referring to the Mountaineers as the Tourists and the new name stuck. That team folded, but the Columbia Sandlappers were happy enough to change monikers after moving to Asheville. Though the team, which won the South Atlantic League Championship in 2012, no longer wears the classic traveling bear "Ted E." hat, its new logo (a moon in sunglasses) is sorely lacking in ursine charm. We'll stick with the old one. [Outdated caps are frequently for sale on eBay for $20-40; eBay.com]
Photograph by Michael Pirrocco
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