Tag Archives: Texas League

Missions Prepare to Bid Adieu to Texas League

One of the longest running affiliations in American professional sports will come to an end in September when the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) conclude their season.  Read more here.

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Elmore Weighing Options in San Antonio, Chooses GM to Ramp Up Amarillo Operations

Nearly a year later after announcing the move of the Colorado Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) to San Antonio (TX), the Elmore Sports Group’s pursuit of a new stadium remains in the exploratory stage.  Read more here.  (Subscription required.)  Meanwhile, it’s been announced that Sky Sox GM Tony Ensor has been tapped to run Elmore’s new Double-A, Texas League club in Amarillo (TX) (the relocating San Antonio Missions).  Sky Sox Assistant GM Chris Phillips has been promoted to GM.  Read more here.

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Five Finalists Announced for Amarillo Name-the-Team Contest

PRESS RELEASE – Amarillo Professional Baseball’s “Name the Team” sweepstakes has been narrowed to five finalists after receiving over 3,000 entries, with fan voting now open online. Continue reading

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The #1-Ranked Copa de la Diversion Name that Almost Didn’t Happen

Last summer, Burl Yarbrough, president of the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League), received a text from his general manager, Dave Gasaway.  After collaborating with fellow staffers, Gasaway probed Yarbrough about becoming the Flying Chanclas and join 32 other clubs in the MiLB initiative Copa de la Diversion, or “Fun Cup.”  Yarbrough delivered an initial terse response: “Nope.”  Read more here.  View full branding here.  View SI rankings here.

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RoughRiders Celebrate 8-Millionth Fan

Danielle Schneider of Highland Village is the grand prize winner of the Frisco RoughRiders’ 8 Millionth Fan Celebration Thursday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.  Schneider is officially the 8 Millionth Fan in franchise regular-season history and won season tickets for life, Raising Cane’s for a year and a Choctaw Lazy River package valued at $8,888. Read more here.

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918 Nights Are Coming to ONEOK Field

PRESS RELEASE – Back in February when the Tulsa Drillers released their 2018 Promotion Calendar, there was a tease of 918 Nights, a Tulsa Celebration. Many people were left wondering as to what 918 Nights would entail, and now the wait is FINALLY over! Today the Tulsa Drillers are excited to release the details of 918 Nights taking place at ONEOK Field.

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The Future of Jackson’s Smith-Wills Stadium

The future of Smith-Wills Stadium is still up in the air, with Jackson (MS) city officials still undecided how to move forward with the property.  Last year, the city brought on Tim Bennett, owner of the Biloxi Shuckers (Double-A, Southern League), to do an assessment of stadium and help determine its viability for tournaments and events.  Opening in 1975, a number of affiliated and independent clubs played at the ballpark over the years.  Read more here.

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