Category Archives: Awards & Recognition

Stadium Journey Ranks Top 100 Sports Venues of 2016

Stadium Journey Chairs LogoThe folks at StadiumJourney.com have ranked the Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2016.  The list includes sports venues in all the major sports.  Major League Baseball tops the list with Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles, at #1.  The top Minor League venue is Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Single-A, Midwest League), at #6.  Read more here.

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Bronze Statue, Special Terrace to Honor Hank Aaron at SunTrust Park

Atlanta Braves LogoWhen fans make their first visit to SunTrust Park this year, they will have the opportunity to see the various ways the Atlanta Braves have attempted to preserve Hank Aaron‘s legacy and historical accomplishments via tributes constructed throughout their new ballpark.  Read more here.

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Awarding of 2017 NYCBL All-Star Game Revives Memories of Bradner’s Ballpark Past

Olean OilersAs the Olean Oilers (Summer Collegiate, New York Collegiate Baseball League) begin to make preparations for hosting the 2017 NYCBL All-Star Game on Thursday, July 13, at Bradner Stadium, J.P. Butler from the Olean Times Herald takes a look back at the ball field’s storied history, including a visit by Jackie Robinson.  Read more here.  View Bradner Stadium photos here.  Read Bradner renovation news from 2014 here and here.

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2016 Most Influential Canadians in Baseball

canadian-baseball-network-logoThe annual list of the 101 most influential Canadians in baseball has been released.  A few notables include Farhan Zaidi, general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers at #4,  John Ircandia, managing director of the Okotoks Dawgs (Summer Collegiate, Western Major Baseball League) at #18, and Jim Swanson, managing partner of the Victoria HarbourCats (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League), making his debut on the list at #76.  Read more here.

John Ircandia, Okotoks Dawgs

John Ircandia, Okotoks Dawgs

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Welcome 2017!

HNYHappy New Year to all and best wishes for a wonderful and prosperous (particularly at the gate) 2017!

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