Tag Archives: Minor League Baseball

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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Ballpark Financing Plan on Deck in Pueblo

Two of the three Pueblo (CO) County commissioners have proposed to City Council a financing plan to build a multi-use stadium Downtown that would serve as the home for an affiliated Minor League Baseball franchise.  Read more here.  Three key residents express support for affiliated ball in Pueblo.  Read more here.  The Pueblo Chieftan’s Jeff Bersch explains Pioneer League ball to readers.  Read more here.

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Affiliated Ball to Return to Pueblo?

Not since the post-war days of the 1950’s has there been affiliated Minor League Baseball team in Pueblo (CO).  That drought could soon come to an end as community leaders are reportedly in talks with a Single-A team owner who plans to relocate his club to the Steel City.  Read more here.  Two Pueblo City Council members are concerned about the Pueblo County commissioners’ efforts.   Read more here.

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