Category Archives: Awards & Recognition

Reds Unveil Statue of Pete Rose at Great American Ball Park

On Saturday, the Cincinnati Reds unveiled a statue of “franchise” Hall of Famer, all-time MLB hits leader, and Cincy native Pete Rose.  Rose himself was on hand to make the big reveal.  Read more and watch video here.

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Memorial Day

We wish you and your family a safe and reflective Memorial Day as we remember and honor America’s fallen.

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Redbirds to Celebrate the 60s June 2, Unveil Special Jerseys

PRESS RELEASE – Friday, June 2 will be a “groovy” night at AutoZone Park as we throw it back to the 1960s! Fans can purchase a $17 Field Box or $20 Dugout specialty ticket that includes an actual record sleeve styled with Redbirds history like the iconic Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

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MiLB Reporter Benjamin Hill’s Ballpark Adventures Featured in 15 TOPPS Cards

PRESS RELEASE – The Topps Company and MiLB.com, the official site of Minor League Baseball, announced today the release of a first-of-its-kind “Ben’s Biz” insert set highlighting the adventurous travels of MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill. The 15-card set is part of the Topps® 2017 Pro Debut set, also released today. Continue reading

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Target Field Greenest Sports Facility in America

Saving those leftover brats, burgers and chicken breasts from Target Field has helped the Minnesota Twins hit gold.  The team learned Saturday that Target Field is the first sports facility in the country to receive gold LEED certification for building operations.  Read more here.

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Marlins to Erect Statue of Jose Fernandez

Late Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will be permanently memorialized in a 9-to-10-foot bronze statue outside Marlins Park later this year, team president David Samson said Thursday.  Read more here.

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Midwest League to Honor George H. Spelius with Jersey Patch in 2017

PRESS RELEASE – Throughout the 2017 season, all 16 Midwest League teams and umpires will honor the late President Emeritus George H. Spelius, who passed away in September of 2016, with a sleeve patch. The black patch bearing the initials G.H.S in white text will be sewn on the cuff of the left sleeve of all regular team uniforms (right sleeve of umpire uniforms) throughout the 2017 campaign. Spelius served as President Emeritus and Director of Midwest League Umpire Development until his passing. Continue reading

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