Tag Archives: MiLB

Baseball America’s 2018 MLB/MiLB Affiliation Chart

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.

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Ballpark Business Releases 2017 Attendance Mega-Rankings

The Ballpark Business 2017 Per Game Average Attendance Mega-Rankings are here.  The Indianapolis Indians (Triple-A, International League) take the crown at #1.  The St. Paul Saints (American Association) are the top independent club maintaining last year’s #7 spot.  The Madison Mallards (Northwoods League) are once again the top summer collegiate performer moving up from #28 to #23. 

The annual list combines and ranks the per game average attendance of all affiliated minor league, independent professional, and Top-100 summer collegiate franchises in the U.S. and Canada.  View rankings here.

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No New Ballpark for Pueblo

Forget the minor league baseball field.  The Pueblo (CO) City Council heard a very scaled-down plan Monday night for developing the Black Hills Energy property in the Downtown and it didn’t include a minor league baseball stadium.  Read more here.  Read background here.

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MiLB Teams in ‘Path of Totality’ Prepare to Capitalize on Solar Eclipse Monday

On Monday, the United States will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. The ideal place to watch this phenomenon, in which the moon will obscure the sun and turn day into night, is from within the 67-mile-wide strip of near-total darkness known as the “path of totality.” Read more here.

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MiLB launches Hispanic-Focused ‘Es Divertido Ser Un Fan’ Initiative

PRESS RELEASE – today launched Es Divertido Ser Un Fan, a new multicultural fan engagement platform aimed at specifically connecting with Hispanic/Latino baseball fans in 160 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. The program will debut this August in select MiLB markets, including Las Vegas, Charlotte, North Carolina; Kane County, Illinois; and Visalia, California, with a national expansion planned for 2018. Continue reading

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Shrimp Neck Pillow wins MiLB Promo of the Month

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s (Double-A, Southern League) Neck Pillow Giveaway was selected as Minor League Baseball’s Promotion of the Month for June, announced by the Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar on Thursday.  Read more here.

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Musical Ballparks: Elmore Will Move Three MiLB Teams

In not so surprising, news, the Minor League Baseball landscape will look a little different in 2019 after an ownership group announced plans to relocate three teams on Wednesday.  Read more here.  With Amarillo (TX) locking down the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League), the next questions is, what happens to Wichita (KS)?  Read background story here.

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