Residents said they felt they were a part of history last week, as they used a silver metallic Sharpie to pen their names onto the last beam that will be installed in the new Fayetteville Woodpeckers baseball stadium. Read more here.
Following a banner 2018 season, during which the Dash led all High-A teams in attendance and topped the Carolina League in wins, the Winston-Salem franchise has been honored as the Class A recipient of the Bob Freitas Award, recognizing the top overall operation at each level of the Minor Leagues by Baseball America. Read more here.
The Dutchess County Legislature has approved the bonding needed for a $3 million upgrade of Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill (NY), home of the Hudson Valley Renegades (Single-A, New York-Penn League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Dayton Dragons President & General Manager Robert Murphy has been selected as the 2018 Minor League Baseball Executive of the Year by Baseball America, the industry trade publication. The award is presented annually to one individual from among all executives in 16 leagues and 190 teams across Minor League Baseball.
The Beacon City School District has agreed to extend Dutchess County’s stadium land lease by another year, a move officials say is key to ongoing negotiations with the Hudson Valley Renegades (Single-A, New York-Penn League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are unveiling a 25th anniversary logo for the 2019 season. The Midwest League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers began play in the Midwest League in 1995 and next season marks their silver season. The logo features the number 25 and an outline of the state of Wisconsin with a Timber Rattler wrapped around the ‘5’.
The Fredericksburg (VA) City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the development and shared use agreement with Potomac Baseball, LLC for the planned $35 million, multipurpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South, as well as several related amendments, agreements and ordinances. Read more here.