Tag Archives: Southern League

Tim Tebow Pursuing Baseball Career, Minor League Teams Engage

Birmingham Barons LogoBridgeport Blue Fish LogoESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion Tim Tebow is pursuing a career in professional baseball. Several minor league teams responded, including the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) and Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Sculpture of Willie Mays to be Unveiled

Birmingham Barons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society is dedicating a sculpture created by local artists Caleb O’ Connor and Craig Wedderspoon as a lasting tribute to former Time Inc. CEO and current Birmingham Barons owner, Don Logan, the Society’s 2015 Legacy of Leadership honoree. Continue reading

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$7.7 Million Repurposing of 86-Year-Old Engel Stadium Approved

Chattanooga Lookouts LogoTennessee State Building Commission members on Thursday approved a planned 11-acre intramural sports complex at UTC’s historic Engel Stadium, former home of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Double-A, Southern League).  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the news.

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Blue Wahoos to Become ‘Mullets’ for What If Night Thursday, Unveil Branding

Pensacola Blue Wahoos LogoPRESS RELEASE – When choosing the name of Pensacola’s new Double-A club in 2012, more than 3,200 votes were cast for six final choices. The Blue Wahoos won over the possibilities of the Aviators, Mullets, Redbones, Salty Dogs and Loggerheads. Continue reading

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Barons Set Attendance Record

Birmingham Barons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons once again set a new attendance record at Regions Field, welcoming 8,607 fans for the third record-breaking crowd in the past four home games. Continue reading

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No New Stadium On Deck in Huntsville

Huntsville Stars LogoA minor league baseball pitch hasn’t been thrown from the mound at Joe Davis Stadium in more than two years, and it doesn’t look like that is going to change any time soon.  Read more and view news report here.

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Fans Enjoy Ballpark Improvements in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Suns J LogoBaseball fans got a preview of the new Tiki Terrace in left field and other improvements at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, home of the Jacksonville Suns (Double-A, Southern League), as the University of Florida Gators took on the Florida State Seminoles Tuesday evening.  View photo gallery here.

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