PRESS RELEASE – The Lake Elsinore Storm has officially announced that Vice President/General Manager, Bruce Kessman and Assistant General Manager, Tracy Kessman will be leaving the Storm Family and relocating to Goodyear, AZ. Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – The Stockton Ports community fund, the Anchor Fund, is the first of its kind in the 70-year history of the organization. The Fund was established in 2007 and will help fund many community projects, with a focus on youth centers and youth sports. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE - On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 – the Inland Empire 66ers invite you to a grand unveiling event at local-favorite Hangar 24 Brewery in Redlands. The California League Champions have been hard at work transforming the brand of the 66ers and are now ready to unveil new logos ahead of their 2014 campaign. Special edition pint glasses will be provided as a Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lancaster JetHawks Professional Baseball Club, class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, introduced updates to its team identity system during an open house party at The Hangar Wednesday evening. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Bakersfield Blaze are pleased to announce that D.G. Elmore of the Elmore Sports Group has reclaimed ownership of the club, the second ownership transition in the past two years. Continue reading
Lake Elsinore (CA) leaders in the early 1990s had high expectations that building a new ballpark for the Single-A Lake Elsinore Storm (California League) would serve as a catalyst for the creation of a thriving commercial district in that part of town. It didn’t happen, but that could change with the upswing in economy and new homes being built nearby. Read more here.
Plans for a new ballpark in Bakersfield (CA) for the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League) are apparently dead, as team owners Gene Voiland and Chad Hathaway said Monday that their tireless efforts to raise money for a privately funded facility have fallen substantially short of what is needed to make the project happen. Read more here. Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The California League is proud to announce its Executive Awards for the 2013 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Having just completed the 2013 season, the High Desert Mavericks are embarking in a new direction with a new staff, led by a new General Manager. The Advanced-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners announced on Tuesday it has named Ryan Cook, a native of southern California, as the team’s new General Manager. Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited John Thurman Field, home of the Single-A Modesto Nuts (California League). Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – Derrell Sanderson helped make history Friday night at Municipal Stadium when he entered the front gate as the 4,000,000th fan in San Jose Giants history based on regular season attendance. Municipal Stadium has been the home of the San Jose Giants since 1988. Continue reading
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Sam Lynn Ballpark, home of the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League). Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The San Jose Giants will bring island culture and Hawaiian cuisine to Municipal Stadium for the 7th Annual A Giant Luau, presented by Alaska Airlines, on Friday, August 9 at 7:00 PM against the Bakersfield Blaze. The evening will be full of Hawaiian festivities ranging from hula dancers and island music to a special pig roasting ceremony in Turkey Mike’s BBQ. In addition, one Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The owners of the Bakersfield Blaze announced today that the new stadium to be built at Bakersfield Commons is expected to be ready for the opening of the 2015 season, one year later than originally anticipated. Continue reading
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
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