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Lexington Legends opening night, 2001

Posted on July 15, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
Five-year-old Blake Barhorst from Morehead is held by his dad Tod as he signs the giant baseball at the Lexington Legends home opener at Applebee's Park April 9, 2001. The Legends are a single-A minor league baseball team that started as an affiliate of the Houston Astros, but are now part of the Kansas City Royals farm system. In their inaugural season, the Legends made it to the South Atlantic League Championship Series, however the series was canceled after two games because of the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks. The Legends were named co-league champions with the Asheville Tourists.

Tod Barhorst of Morehead held his son, Blake, 5, as Blake signed the giant baseball at the Lexington Legends home opener on April 9, 2001. A crowd of 8,037 came out to see the Legends beat the Hagerstown Suns, 15-1. The Legends are a single-A minor league baseball team that started as an affiliate of the Houston Astros. They are now part of the Kansas City Royals farm system. In their inaugural season, the Legends made it to the South Atlantic League Championship Series, but the series was canceled after two games because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Legends were named co-league champions with the Asheville Tourists.

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