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Tamburro Named MiLB’s King of Baseball

PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball announced today that Mike Tamburro, Vice Chairman of the Pawtucket Red Sox, has been named the 2018 King of Baseball. The King of Baseball is a long-standing tradition in which Minor League Baseball recognizes a veteran of professional baseball for longtime dedication and service.

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MiLB’s Giles Award goes to MWL President Nussbaum

PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball announced today that it has selected Midwest League President Dick Nussbaum as the recipient of the 35th annual Warren Giles Award, which honors outstanding service as a league president.

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Emeralds Win 2018 Larry MacPhail Award

PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball announced today that the Eugene Emeralds of the Short Season Class A Northwest League are the recipients of the 53rd annual Larry MacPhail Award, symbolizing the top promotional effort in Minor League Baseball.

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Isotopes Honored with 2018 John H. Johnson President’s Award

PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball has announced the Albuquerque Isotopes are the recipient of the 45th annual John H. Johnson President’s Award. The Isotopes will receive Minor League Baseball’s top honor at the Baseball Winter Meetings on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

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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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