Once the spring season was officially canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and the dust began to settle on the Division I Council’s decisions about eligibility, aid and roster limits, eyes at the college level turned to summer ball as the next domino that could potentially fall. Read more and view tracker here.
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Major League Baseball, which last expanded in 1998, has some tidying up to do, but for Commissioner Rob Manfred, he envisions a team in the Pacific and Eastern time zones. “Baseball is a growth industry,” Manfred said. “Eventually, we’d like to get to 32 teams.” Baseball America, via Maury Brown, profiles six (6) potential markets, including Portland, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Nashville, Montreal, and Vancouver. Read more here.
Following a banner 2018 season, during which the Dash led all High-A teams in attendance and topped the Carolina League in wins, the Winston-Salem franchise has been honored as the Class A recipient of the Bob Freitas Award, recognizing the top overall operation at each level of the Minor Leagues by Baseball America. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Dayton Dragons President & General Manager Robert Murphy has been selected as the 2018 Minor League Baseball Executive of the Year by Baseball America, the industry trade publication. The award is presented annually to one individual from among all executives in 16 leagues and 190 teams across Minor League Baseball.
Logomania is a fan-fueled contest to select the best MiLB cap based on your votes. 64 teams are entered into the contest but only one team will be crowned champion. Make sure to vote for your favorite cap and share with other passionate fans to move your team through each round. Read more here.
The college baseball fan’s attention largely focused on the game on the field, which is almost completely unlike the family-friendly atmosphere of the minor leagues, where on-field action is almost secondary to promotions, mascots and concessions. Read more here.
Three years ago, Baseball America took a crack at ranking the best ballparks in the minor leagues. Now, they’ve given it another go. They sent surveys to broadcasters and scouts across the country and asked them for their take on the subject. Read more here.
Josh Norris from Baseball America takes a look at the affiliation shuffle and what’s going on in the world of player development contracts. Read more here.
Baseball America has been sold by The Enthusiast Network (TEN) to a new ownership group led by Alliance Baseball LLC, the organization that owns the Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) and Richmond Flying Squirrels (Double-A, Eastern League). The new ownership will continue to operate the publication out of its current headquarters in Durham (NC). Read more here.
The independent Pecos League announced on Friday it will have franchises in Bakersfield and Adelanto (CA) in 2017, bringing professional baseball back to two markets that lost affiliated minor league teams to relocation after this past season. Read more here.
The slow-but-sure demise of the Batavia Muckdogs (Single-A, New York-Penn League) franchise might soon open the door to a new chapter of Minor League Baseball history. If all goes according to plan, the Muckdogs will soon become the only majority black-owned team in baseball. Read more from Baseball America here.
The University of Arkansas’ Baum Stadium celebrated its 20th anniversary last month, a milestone that surprised many around the game. Baum still feels to new to be 20 years old, and even after two decades it remains one of the crown jewels of college baseball. Read more and view photos here.
Josh Leventhal from Baseball America has reviewed and ranked the 25 best ballparks in Minor League Baseball. BB&T Ballpark, home of the Charlotte Knights (Triple-A, International League), comes in at No. 1. Read more and view photos here.
Who has the best logo in the affiliated minor leagues? Baseball America has selected 32 nominees and bracketed them up for you as Round 1 of the 2015 Minor League Logomania begins. Learn more and cast your votes here.
In the world of independent professional baseball, there is no more hallowed ground than the indy pro St. Paul Saints’ (American Association) Midway Stadium. This is where independent baseball was born and first thrived. The Saints will soon say farewell to the only home they’ve ever known and move into a new, $54 million Lowertown ballpark next season. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Baseball America has named the Indianapolis Indians as the Triple-A recipient of the 2013 Bob Freitas Award, which is presented to the organization with the best overall operations at each level of Minor League Baseball. The Indians will accept the award at baseball’s annual Winter Meetings on Monday, Dec. 9 in Orlando, Fla. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The State College Spikes have been recognized for the franchise’s outstanding 2013 season and longtime contribution to the baseball industry and local community by being named the winner of Baseball America‘s prestigious 2013 Bob Freitas Award for the Class-A Short-Season/Rookie level. Continue reading
The Single-A Daytona Cubs (Florida State League) have been named Baseball America‘s 2013 Minor League Team of the Year. Read more here.
Baseball America has named Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane the 2013 Major League Executive of the Year. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Tulsa Drillers franchise has been awarded the prestigious Double-A Bob Freitas Award by the publication Baseball America. The Freitas Awards are presented annually to the top franchises in each of the four levels of Minor League Baseball to honor clubs that show sustained excellence in the business of minor league baseball. The awards are named after longtime minor league Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Baseball America has announced that Omaha Storm Chasers President and General Manager Martie Cordaro has been named Minor League Baseball Executive of the Year, the first time Cordaro has received the award in his 15 years in the industry. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – American Association and Can-Am League commissioner Miles Wolff will be inducted into the province of Quebec’s Baseball Hall of Fame during the Baseball Quebec annual meetings in Quebec City on Saturday, November 3. Continue reading
Baseball America has been holding a head-to-head Battle of the Ballparks on Facebook to determine which stadiums make it into the publication’s annual Great Parks Calendar. Nine ballparks have already been chosen. Fans have until Friday, Oct. 26, to select the final three. Vote here. Order calendar here.
PRESS RELEASE – DURHAM, NC – Baseball America announced today that of the 160 plus Minor League Affiliated Teams across the Nation, the winner of the 2011 Minor League Team of the Year are the Mobile BayBears of the Southern League (AA Affiliate Arizona Diamondbacks). Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are proud to announce today that the franchise has been named the recipient of the prestigious Bob Freitas Award for the Triple-A classification by Baseball America, the baseball industry’s premier publication. This national award is one of the most significant in Minor League Baseball and recognizes long-term success and excellence in minor league Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Harrisburg Senators, Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are proud to announce they are Baseball America’s 2011 Bob Freitas Award winners for Double-A franchises, and will be honored at the baseball winter meetings in Dallas next week. Continue reading
The once near-bankrupt Single-A Vancouver Canadians (Northwest League) have been awarded Baseball America’s prestigious Bob Frietas Franchise of the Year designation for operational excellence, longterm business success, and community involvement. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Coastal Plain League announced today that it and Baseball America have agreed to extend their working agreement to continue featuring the “Coastal Plain League Corner” in each summer issue of Baseball America for the 2011 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – At this year’s Summer Ball Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, an Awards Gala sponsored by Baseball America will be giving away 6 awards to summer collegiate baseball teams across the country. The 6 awards will be Highest Percentage Growth in Attendance, Best Promotion, Best Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Coastal Plain League announced today that it has reached a working agreement with Baseball America to feature a “Coastal Plain League Corner” in each issue of Baseball America starting with the May 31st issue and running through the end of their summer league coverage. Continue reading