Tag Archives: Pacific Coast League

Speculating About MLB in Vegas

It was reported earlier this summer that officials in Henderson (NV) were quietly trying to lure the Arizona Diamondbacks from Phoenix (AZ), where efforts to build a new major league ballpark have stalled. And that was before Las Vegas Ballpark was christened and the Las Vegas Aviators (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) began obliterating attendance records.  Read more here.

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The Future of Baseball in New Orleans

Fans and those with an interest in New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) are saddened by the realization that the team is leaving the city for greener pastures in Wichita (KS).  And, there’s even more concern about what it means for the future of professional baseball in the metropolitan area.  Read more here.

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Sounds Ballpark Gets New Name

The ballpark where the Nashville Sounds (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) play will be renamed First Horizon Park, the name of the parent company of First Tennessee Bank. Read more here.

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River Cats Ballpark Gets New Name

After two decades as Raley Field, the home of the Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League), will have a new name.  Starting next season, the ballpark will be known as Sutter Health Park.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Ballpark Pool a Big Hit in Vegas

It could be a scene at any number of pool parties across Southern Nevada, but this one has a key difference: It’s taking place amid a minor league baseball game at the new Las Vegas Ballpark.  Read more and view photos here.

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Wichita City Council Adds Ballpark Village to Master Plan

A plan for the future of Wichita’s Delano neighborhood now includes a master plan for a Ballpark Village that will surround the city’s new baseball stadium for the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.  View 8/13 final agenda packet here (scroll to page 46).

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Man Dies While Competing in Taco-Eating Contest

A man participating in a taco-eating contest at a Fresno Grizzlies (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) game died Tuesday night after officials say he began choking.  There is no official cause of death pending an investigation, but emergency staff at the hospital reportedly did clear food from the man’s throat, and preliminary indications are that he died of choking.  Read more here.  View statement from the Grizzlies here.

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