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MLB/MiLB Affiliation Update

Every two years, Minor League teams with expiring player development contracts (PDC) have the option to change the MLB club with which they affiliate.  Click here for the latest.  Not shown on the list are Amarillo’s (Double-A, Texas League) affiliation with the San Diego Padres, and Colorado Springs’ (Rookie, Pioneer League) affiliation with the Milwaukee Brewers.  The later is merely an extension of the PDC the former Helena Brewers held before relocating to Colorado after the 2018 season.

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Minor League Baseball’s ‘Copa de la Diversión’ Hispanic Fan Engagement Initiative Expands to 72 Teams for 2019

PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today revealed an expanded roster of 72 teams set to participate in its “Copa de la Diversión,” or “Fun Cup,” a season-long event series in 2019. The cornerstone of MiLB’s U.S. Hispanic/Latino fan engagement initiative, “Copa de la Diversión” established an innovative new platform authentically connecting MiLB teams with their diverse communities, embracing the culture and values that resonate most with Hispanics/Latinos nationwide.

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Minor League Baseball Attendance Reaches Nearly 40.5 Million in 2018

PRESS RELEASE – A total of 40,450,337 fans passed through the gates at Minor League Baseball games in 2018, marking the 14th consecutive season that Minor League Baseball’s 176 teams in 15 leagues drew more than 40 million fans.

IronPigs players and fans celebrate a victory in Lehigh Valley. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

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Marshall U. Seeking Ballpark Designer

Marshall University in Huntington (WV) is seeking “expressions of interest” from architectural firms to provide full service design for a new baseball facility and renovating a portion of Gullickson Hall.  Read more here.

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Minor League Baseball Announces Its Top 25 Teams in Licensed Merchandise Sales

Minor League Baseball has announced its list of Top 25 teams in licensed merchandise sales for 2017, with the combined totals of all 160 teams setting a Minor League Baseball record with more than $70.8 million in retail sales.

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Six Cool Places to Watch a Baseball Game

While there’s no wrong way to watch baseball, some stadiums offer an experience that you just can’t get anywhere else. So, to help you map out your summer itinerary, here are six one-of-a-kind spots to watch a ballgame:  Read more here.

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Main Street Baseball Hires First Chief Operating Officer

PRESS RELEASE – Main Street Baseball announced today the hiring of Jonathan Harris as its first Chief Operating Officer (COO). In that role, Mr. Harris will be responsible for overseeing the operations and management of each of MSB’s four minor league baseball teams, as well as working closely with the CEO, Dave Heller, to seek out, assess and evaluate future opportunities in professional sports. Continue reading

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