Category Archives: Awards & Recognition

Red Sox Owner Seeking Name Change for Yawkey Way

The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to change what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub’s history of racial intolerance.  Read more here.

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Mud Hens to Celebrate M*A*S*H, Honor Corporal Klinger

The TV character became a source of civic pride and placed Toledo in the national and international spotlight.  The Toledo Mud Hens (Triple-A, International League) will celebrate the 45th anniversary of M*A*S*H on Friday, August 25, with the first 2,000 fans entering Fifth Third Field receiving a free Corporal Klinger bobblehead.  Read more here.

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Travel Channel Coming to Canal Park

Akron’s ballpark menu has already gained national attention, and that will continue on Monday, Aug. 21 when Travel Channel’s Food Paradise show comes to Canal Park.  Read more here.

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Bricktown Ballpark’s Commemorative Weekend

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark’s 20th season is nearly complete, but not before the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) celebrate.  Read more here.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Park Named 2017 ‘Ballpark of the Year’

Joe Mock BaseballParksDunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford (CT), the long-awaited new home of the Hartford Yard Goats (Double-A, Eastern League), is the winner of BaseballParks.com’s award for the 2017 Ballpark of the Year.  Read press release here.  Read full ballpark review here.

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Baysox Will Again Host ‘David Bowie Tribute Night’

For the second straight year, the Bowie Baysox will change their name to the Bowie Baysox (Double-A, Eastern League) to honor legendary rockstar David Bowie for one night only.  This year’s David Bowie Tribute Event and 70th Birthday Celebration will be held on Friday, July 28 when the club hosts the Akron RubberDucks at 7:05 p.m.  Read more here.

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Shrimp Neck Pillow wins MiLB Promo of the Month

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s (Double-A, Southern League) Neck Pillow Giveaway was selected as Minor League Baseball’s Promotion of the Month for June, announced by the Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar on Thursday.  Read more here.

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