PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball today named the Lexington Legends the recipient of the fifth annual John Henry Moss Community Service Award. The award was created in 2013 by Minor League Baseball in honor of the late John Henry Moss, who founded what would become the South Atlantic League in 1959 and headed the circuit until 2007. The Legends will receive their award at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – The Lexington Legends will be honoring the Great American Total Solar Eclipse at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Monday, August 21 with their very own #SoCloseYetSolarFarAway Solar Eclipse Night. Continue reading
Grand Slam Development has proposed turning a 17-acre parking lot across the street from Rupp Arena into a mixed-use development. This would include a new baseball stadium that would be home to the Lexington Legends (Single-A, South Atlantic League). Read more and watch news report here. View rendering here.
PRESS RELEASE – For a second consecutive year, the South Atlantic League presented its Female Executive of the Year Award to a member of the Lexington Legends’ front office team. Anne Mapson, special projects manager, won the award for the 2016 season. Shannon Kidd, director of stadium operations and human resources manager, was the winner in 2015. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – A former University of Kentucky basketball star will be recognized with a bobblehead giveaway Friday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The bobblehead of DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins is part of a four-game Lexington Legends homestand that opens Thursday night. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – “What’s new at the ballpark?” It’s a question fans often ask as a new season of Lexington Legends baseball approaches. This year, there are several answers. The Legends have invested more than $500,000 in upgrades, all designed to add to the fan experience. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Before the Breeders’ Cup, there’s the Feeders’ Cup. On Saturday, October 24, six days before the Breeders’ Cup World Championships begin at Keeneland, Whitaker Bank Ballpark, home of the Lexington Legends, will be the scene of the Feeders’ Cup Invitational. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Mad Chad the Chainsaw Juggler, a second round of Home Run Derby with Jose Canseco, and Clifford the Big Red Dog are among the nationally-recognized entertainment acts that the Lexington Legends will bring to Whitaker Bank Ballpark during the 2015 baseball season. Extreme pogo, the educational TV characters Arthur and Super Why!, and Myron Noodleman are also Continue reading
MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Whitaker Bank Ballpark, home of the Single-A Lexington Legends (South Atlantic League). Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Lexington Legends and their major league parent club, the Kansas City Royals, have agreed to a two-year extension of their player development contract. The new contract will run through the 2018 season. The Legends became the Royals’ class A affiliate when a four-year agreement for 2013 through 2016 was Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – There will be more barking, more fireworks and a night with the Cincinnati Ben-Gals in 2014, as the Lexington Legends offer fans a “stache-tastic” season at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – One year after being introduced, Lexington Legends caps featuring the team’s mustache logo have been sold to customers in all 50 states. A recent order from Montana gave the mustache cap a sweep of the nation. In all, 574 mustache caps were sold during the 2013 season, and 275 more were ordered by retailers. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – It’s a new era in Lexington Legends baseball, and now the Legends have a new look. The Legends, who became a class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals in September, unveiled their new identity program Thursday evening in downtown Lexington. The new identity is part of a six-month creative overhaul of the Legends brand, which was planned before the affiliation Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lexington Legends Big L will be among those descending from the 410-foot-tall Lexington Financial Center Thursday, October 25. The event, called “Brave the Blue” in reference to the blue building, is a fundraiser for the Bluegrass Council, Boy Scouts of America. Each participant, including Big L, raised at least $1,000 for the Boy Scouts. More than 11,000 young people are Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lexington Legends are now an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Legends and the Kansas City Royals announced a new player development contract that will run through the 2016 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lexington Legends have announced appointments to leadership and management positions following the retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Stein. Continue reading
John Clay from the Herald-Leader takes a look at Alan Stein, the visonary in Lexington (KY) who led the effort to build Whitaker Bank Ballpark, formerly Applebee’s Park, home of the Single-A Lexington Legends (South Atlantic League). Stein recently retired as president of the Legends and Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers (Pacific Coast League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Competition at Whitaker Bank Ballpark usually involves baseball, but the home of the Lexington Legends will be the site of what might be the world’s largest pillow fight Sunday, September 25 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lexington Legends will serve as host for a local level of the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition. Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. It is designed to provide young people with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The month of March is a busy time for Lexington Legends General Manager Andy Shea as baseball season approaches. March 2011 is no exception, but this year, Shea took time away from his office at Whitaker Bank Ballpark for what he called “an amazing experience…one I couldn’t pass up.” Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Whitaker Bank Corporation is the new stadium naming rights partner of the Lexington Legends. The minor league baseball team will continue to play at what is now Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Continue reading
The ballpark for the Lexington Legends will get a new name, after Applebee’s (Thomas & King) decided to step aside as the official naming rights partner for the team and Applebee’s Park. More details about the status of the ballpark’s naming rights will be available at a press event scheduled for Monday. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Former heavyweight champion James “Buster” Douglas, whose upset win over Mike Tyson in 1990 shocked the boxing world, will make an appearance in Lexington Thursday, September 16 at the Mixed Martial Arts “Fall Brawl” at Applebee’s Park. Douglas will be available for autographs and pictures throughout the evening. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lexington Legends and LM Communications are teaming up on behalf of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. Continue reading