Category Archives: Awards & Recognition

Saints Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Animal House with FOOD FIIIIGHT!!!!

Things got messy at CHS Field on Tuesday, Aug. 14. The St. Paul Saints (Independent Professional, American Association) paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of the movie Animal House with a huge ballpark “FOOD FIIIIGHT!”  Read press release here.

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SRP Park Named 2018 ‘Ballpark of the Year’

Joe Mock BaseballParksSRP Park in North Augusta (SC), the new home of the Augusta GreenJackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League), is the winner of BaseballParks.com’s award for the 2018 Ballpark of the Year.  Read press release here.  Read full ballpark review here.  Mock compares the new 2018 parks here for USA Today Sports Weekly.

An actual, real award, unlike the other guys!

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South Bend Cubs to Celebrate ‘Mister Rogers Day’ Aug. 12

The South Bend Cubs (Single-A, Midswest League) will celebrate the legacy of Fred Rogers with “Mister Rogers Day” on Sunday, August 12.  On this “beautiful day in the neighborhood,” the team will wear Mister Rogers-themed jerseys and activities honoring the television icon will take place throughout the game.  Proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit WNIT Public Television. Bid on jerseys here.

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Somerset Patriots Welcome 7-Millionth Fan

The Somerset Patriots welcomed their 7,000,000th Fan to TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday, July 26th. At 6:34 pm, Dan Heitkamp of Washington Township purchased the ticket to the game and entered the main gate with his 4-year old godson Logan where he was greeted by Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle among the fanfare.

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Dairyland Cow Sox Celebrate National Dairy Month

PRESS RELEASE – June is National Dairy Month, and the Dairyland Cow Sox™, the original America’s Farm Team™, are bringing dairy and baseball together by raising a glass of delicious ice-cold milk in a mighty toast, while shamelessly pitching a new online merchandise store at CowSox.com. Continue reading

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Saints to Honor Building-Scaling Raccoon

PRESS RELEASE – She was one of us and the world wrapped their arms around our #MPRRaccoon.  Not all heroes wear capes and ours climbed her way into the hearts of many, along with one of the highest buildings in Saint Paul.  While many consider Minnesota a state you flyover to get to your destination, our hero proved this was an area she didn’t want to leave.  She has now been returned safely into the wild, but her story will live forever and the St. Paul Saints plan on honoring the greatest raccoon known to man, since perhaps Rocket Raccoon, as they change their name for a day.

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A Look Back at the First Fully Retractable Motorized Roof Ever

These days, retractable roofs are pretty commonplace, found at ballparks everywhere from Miami to Milwaukee to Seattle. But when the Toronto Blue Jays broke ground on the SkyDome (now known as Rogers Centre) in 1986, it was completely unheard of, like something out of a science-fiction movie.  Read more here.

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