Two members of the Rocket City Trash Pandas team spoke at the November 12, 2021, Athens Rotary Club meeting. 
Rocket City Trash Pandas Play-by-Play Announcer Josh Caray and Account Executive Michaela Smalley visited our club and talked about the inaugural season for the Trash Pandas. A few takeaways from the first season include: 
  • Overall Record: 54-56
  • Home Record: 30-22
  • Road Record: 24-34
  • Strikeouts: 1,112 (1st in AA-South)
  • Homeruns: 152 (1st in AA-South, 5th in AA)
  • Home Attendance: 274,858
  • Home Avg. Attendance: 5,726
  • Never four games above or four games below 500 until September 4th. 53-48 and tied for first on 9/4, then lost the next eight games to drop out of contention before winning the last game of the season.
  • 10 Trash Pandas pitchers made their Major League debut this season. 
In 2022, the Rocket City Trash Pandas will play a 138 game schedule with more than 60 home games. The home opener is April 12, 2021, against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. There will be 25 postgame fireworks spectaculars. 
  • Rotarian Jimmy Woodruff inducted two new Rotarians Teresa Todd and Harris Parker at today's meeting. 
The next Athens Rotary Club meeting is November 19, 2021, with Athens High School Baseball head coach Chuck Smith at the ASU ballroom.