- Location: Kodak, TN
- League: Southern League 2000-2019; Double-A South 2021-
- Affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays 2000-2002; St. Louis Cardinals 2003-2004; Arizona Diamondbacks 2005-2006; Chicago Cubs 2007-present
- Ballpark: Smokies Stadium
The Tennessee Smokies, formerly of the Southern League and now in Double-A South, may soon be formerly of Sevier County. Smokies owner Randy Boyd is working on returning the Chicago Cubs' affiliate from the Knoxville ring county to the city itself, which hosted many professional teams from 1897 through 1999. The state has budgeted more than $13 million toward a proposed $65 million stadium, a sports authority is in place to oversee it, a draft site plan has preliminary approval from the Knoxville-Knox County Planning Commission, and the proposed move-in season is now 2024 - the same year the Smokies' lease in Kodak expires.
Although the Smokies revived their four-decade nickname with their 2000 move to Kodak, they remained in the Toronto Blue Jays' system another two seasons. They affiliated with the Cubs after the 2006 campaign, starting a long partnership after changing parents in consecutive two-season affiliation cycles: St. Louis Cardinals 2003-2004 and Arizona Diamondbacks 2005-2006. Although the Blue Jays joined the American League in 1977, they did not have a Double-A farm team until they hooked up with Knoxville in 1980. Four seasons later, upon the death of the Knoxville Blue Jays' owner, they were sold to the parent Jays. Boyd bought the Smokies in 2013.
The K-Jays' assistant general manager when they were planning their move into Sevier County, Brian Cox, said at the time that "Tennessee" would refer not to the state but to the Tennessee Smoky Mountains.
* Due to Hurricane Ivan the finals series was canceled. Tennessee and Mobile were declared co-champions.