PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants unveiled today a number of improvements to Municipal Stadium designed to enhance player development and fan experience at the ballpark. Built in 1942, Municipal Stadium has been a place for families to gather and watch professional baseball for over seventy years, while it has served as the home for top San Francisco Giants prospects since Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – In preparation for the 2013 California League season, the High Desert Mavericks have made several major improvements to their home park to provide a new and enhanced experience for fans, players, front office staff and all guests at Mavericks Stadium. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE - With less than one month to go before Opening Day of the 2013 season, the High Desert Mavericks have a new General Manager. The Advanced-Aaffiliate of the Seattle Mariners announced on Tuesday it has named Cory John as the team’s new General Manager. Continue reading
Gene Voiland, one of the owners of the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League), appeared on KERN 1180 AM today for 41 minutes to talk about the future of the club and plans to build a new stadium north of Brimhall Avenue in northwest Bakersfield. You can watch the full interview here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Inland Empire 66ers proclaimed today that Friday, April 5, 2013 will be Farewell to Twinkies Night on the heels of the announcement that Hostess looks to be shutting down their operations, which would mean the end of one of America’s most beloved snacks. Fans of the 66ers will have the opportunity to enjoy one last Twinkie on Farewell to Twinkies Night. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Stockton Ports unveiled their new alternate look at 2pm Friday, November 16th. The new identity is part of a six-month creative enhancement of the Ports franchise. “This is truly an exciting way for the Ports to re-affirm our commitment to Stockton. We feel this new logo embodies the rich history and can-do attitude of our city” said Team President Pat Filippone. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Stockton Ports will introduce a new community-focused identity on Friday, November 16th at the Waterfront Warehouse building in Downtown Stockton (445 West Weber Ave). The event is scheduled to begin at 2pm, with the logo and uniform unveiling shortly thereafter. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Inland Empire 66ers are officially extending an offer to legendary sports announcer, Bob Costas, to become the Voice of the Inland Empire 66ers for the 2013 season. In a recent interview with sports columnist, Joe Posnanski, Costas stated that he still had a dream of calling an entire season of minor league baseball. Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the lot of seemingly disconnected mascots/characters representing the Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm (California League), including Jackpot the pink rabbit, the Grounds Crew Gorilla, Ace the Fastest Squirrel in the World, and the Erik Estrada-like Rally Cop. Read more and view gallery of characters here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Inland Empire 66ers today announced that Joe Hudson has been named the organization’s new General Manager. For the past two seasons, the team has operated with two Assistant General Managers. Hudson, who has been a part of the 66ers organization since 2001, is thrilled to take on the role. Continue reading
The Single-A Visalia Rawhide (California League) will host the first-ever Rawhide Turkey Bowl at Recreation Park on Nov. 17, where 10 flag football teams will compete for the championship. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Inland Empire 66ers reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Angels to remain the Halos representative in the California League through the end of the 2014 season. The affiliation between the two clubs began in February of 2011. Since that time, San Manuel Stadium has become a sea of red during 66ers Continue reading
The Single-A Visalia Rawhide (California League) are on track to break their single-season attendance record for the fourth straight year, and they are already gunning for a fifth in 2013. Read more here. A rebranding of the team, stadium upgrades, and a focus on promotions and entertainment over the past few years have certainly helped to drive fan interest and satisfaction.
Banner Island Ballpark, home of the Single-A Stockton Ports (California League), will host the third Legends of Baseball Vintage Showdown on Wednesday, July 4. Former big leaguers and members of the California Vintage Base Ball Federation will don uniforms and use equipment from the 1880s. The previous two games have been played in San Jose (CA) and Frisco (TX). Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The unlikely pairing of action sports with America’s Favorite Pastime begins Friday at X Games 2012 when freestyle motocross “Godfather” Mike Metzger sports the nationally recognized eyes logo of his hometown’s baseball team, the Lake Elsinore Storm. Continue reading
San Jose city officials are pondering why the city is giving the Single-A San Jose Giants (California League) such a sweet $1,000 per month deal to lease Municipal Stadium, when the organization is part of the “Stand for San Jose” group, which is fighting to oppose a new ballpark in San Jose for the Oakland A’s. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Wednesday, July 4th will be a special Independence Day celebration at Banner Island Ballpark. Starting at 6 p.m. will be a vintage baseball game featuring former MLB players AND rules, traditions, and equipment from the game as played in 1886! Continue reading
The Single-A Inland Empire 66ers (California League) have scheduled a press conference this afternoon to announce what is expected to be a ballpark naming rights deal with San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. If you take a close look at the 66ers’ press release below, the former Arrowhead Credit Union Park is now “San Manuel Stadium.” Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone Continue reading
The Single-A Modesto Nuts (California League) hope to break the team’s attendance record in 2012 with a few subtle changes at John Thurman Field. The team averaged 2,430 per game in 2011. Read more here. In other Nuts news, Alex Margulies has been hired as the team’s new director of broadcasting. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lake Elsinore Storm Professional Baseball Team has announced that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be performing at The Diamond on Sunday, April 22 following the team’s game at 2:05 PM. All fans in attendance for the Storm’s game will be allowed to stay for the concert at no additional cost. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With Spring Training in full swing, the Quakes are ramping up their preparations for the 2012 season, with the release of the 2012 Promotional Schedule. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With the 2012 California League season less than a month away, the High Desert Mavericks kicked off baseball season with their first annual Fan Fest event on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Mavericks Stadium. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants unveiled their 25th Anniversary logo today in anticipation of the 2012 season. San Jose is set to begin their 25th season as an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants – the longest partnership in the California League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Local business leaders Gene Voiland and Chad Hathaway have purchased the Bakersfield Blaze, the current Class Advanced-A Minor League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Voiland and Hathaway, who will own and operate the team as the Bakersfield Sports Group LLC, will use their extensive business and civic expertise to create significant improvements to the Blaze fan experience. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Fans will get a sneak peek of the 2012 All-Stars as BB&T Ballpark will open early prior to the California League – Carolina League All-Star Game in Winston-Salem on June 19. Fans will have the opportunity to get autographs from the All-Stars and watch batting practice prior to the Home Run Derby and 16th annual Advanced-A Midsummer Classic. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Board of Directors of the San Jose Giants announced today that Daniel Orum has been named president and CEO of the San Jose Giants. Orum replaces interim president Bill Schlough, who has returned to his full-time position as senior vice president and chief information officer for the San Francisco Giants after splitting his time between the two organizations since Continue reading
The Single-A Lancaster JetHawks (California League) offered up a “Tebow Tuesday” promotion set for January 17, provided QB Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos were able to pull off a victory over the New England Patriots on Saturday night. It didn’t happen, as the Broncos were crushed 45-10. That said, we suspect this won’t be the last Tebow promo moment by teams during the 2012 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes will be sporting a new look at The Epicenter in 2012, as the Quakes have unveiled new home uniforms. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Stockton Ports announced today that Luke Reiff has been promoted to General Manager. 7th Inning Stretch, LLC President Pat Filippone made the announcement. Continue reading
The Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm (California League) have won Minor League Baseball’s MacPhail Award, which honors promotional excellence. The team will receive the major award at the Baseball Winter Meetings Annual Banquet on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas (TX). Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After three weeks of online voting, the Dallas Braden Bobble-Belly has been selected the “2011 Promotion of the Year” by Minor League Baseball. Continue reading
About 1,400 people enjoyed beer and brats last night at Recreation Park, home of the Single-A Visalia Rawhide (California League), for Visalia’s 2011 Oktoberfest celebration. There was a 20 percent increase in attendance over last year’s event, which was held at the Visalia Convention Center. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the City of Rancho Cucamonga are proud to announce they have agreed to terms on a lease extension that will make The Epicenter the home of the Quakes for at least the next ten years. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE (excerpted) - Also for the second year in a row, the Lake Elsinore Storm won the award for Excellence in Marketing and Promotions. The 2011 season, remembered as the season of Charlie Sheen-co de Mayo, marked a successful year for the Storm with their marketing and promotions endeavors. The Storm continue to find new ways to garner attention in the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Club, the Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, was named the California League’s Organization of the Year for the 2nd consecutive year, California League President Charlie Blaney announced today. The Nuts were selected by the California League’s owners and general managers in a league-wide vote. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – With the 2011 regular season concluded, the San Jose Giants have a great deal to celebrate. Off the field, San Jose experienced a successful season, breaking their all-time attendance and revenue records. The Giants completed the season with a total attendance figure of 229,233 fans coming through the gates of Municipal Stadium during the regular season and the playoffs. Continue reading