Tag Archives: Minor League Baseball

Mistaken Identities in the Minors

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the numerous instances of customers who mistake a minor league team for some other entity, like the West Virginia Power (Single-A, South Atlantic League) being confused for an actual power company.  Read more here.  At BallparkBiz.com, people confuse us for actual team front offices all the time.  It’s really puzzling.  If you know how to use the Internet, it shouldn’t be that difficult to figure out.

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Wichita in Discussions with Affiliated Team, Mayor Hopes to Announce After Winter Meetings

Mayor Jeff Longwell announced on Thursday that the city is in discussions to bring an affiliated minor league baseball team to Wichita (KS).  The Mayor says he believes they’ll be able to announce a new affiliated baseball team in Wichita after the Baseball Winter Meetings.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Meeting Today in Wichita

A local news station talked with the president of the Wichita Sports Commission, Bob Hanson, and he said it’s time for a new stadium in town, and it will require an affiliated team willing to relocate.  The local media is expected to chat with Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell about the project at a Chamber of Commerce Meeting later today.  The mayor stated back in November that he could have good news to report on December 7.  Read more and watch news report here.

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The 2017 MiLBYs

In case you missed it, Minor League Baseball has released the voting results for the 2017 MiLBYs.  Click here to view the fan and staff selections for all 13 categories, including voting percentages for each nominee and features on the winners.  Read about and see Photo of the Year here.

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Appalachian League President Lee Landers Named King of Baseball

Minor League Baseball announced today that Lee Landers, president of the Appalachian League, has been named the 2017 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.  Read more here.

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STMA, MiLB Announce 2017 ‘Sports Turf Managers of the Year’

PRESS RELEASE – – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) award the 2017 ‘Sports Turf Managers of the Year’ sponsored by STMA and John Deere. Continue reading

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Legends Win MiLB John Henry Moss Community Service Award

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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