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Rawhide Hire New Voice

PRESS RELEASE – Since the departure of 2017 & 2018 Rawhide Broadcaster, Vinnie Longo, after accepting a marketing position with the University of San Francisco athletic department, the Rawhide have been in search of the next “voice” of the team.

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Rawhide Add Four to Front Office, Ownership Announces Team is For Sale

The Visalia Rawhide (Single-A, California League) have introduced four additions to their front office staff.  Read more here.  The Rawhide ownership has also announced that the team is for sale.  Read more here.

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Rawhide Announce Front Office Additions

Visalia Rawhide LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Visalia Rawhide announced today the addition of two new faces to the club’s front office staff. Micolette Pena will join the Rawhide as the Manager of Community Relations and will oversee the club’s community appearances and fundraisers. Caitlin Carter will also join the staff as the new Event Coordinator, serving as point person for ballpark events outside of baseball, as well as the continuation of the Play Ball Program. Continue reading

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Rawhide Announce Front Office Staff Additions

Visalia Rawhide LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Visalia Rawhide announced today the addition of two new faces to the club’s front office staff. Vinnie Longo will join the Rawhide as the team’s new voice, as he assumes the duties of Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations. Audrea Avalos will also join the staff as Community Relations Manager and will oversee the Rawhide’s community outreach programs. Continue reading

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Rawhide Unveil California League 2017 All-Star Game Logo

Visalia Rawhide LogoPRESS RELEASE – Today the Visalia Rawhide, in conjunction with the California League, formally unveil the logo for the 2017 California League All-Star festivities to be hosted by the Rawhide at Rawhide Ballpark on June 19th through June 20th. Continue reading

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Rawhide Introduce New Alternative Logo, Road Unis

Visalia Rawhide LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Visalia Rawhide officially released their new away uniforms for 2015 and beyond, as the team will proudly wear “Visalia” on their chests for the first time since 2008. Continue reading

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Rawhide Add Five to Front Office

Visalia Rawhide LogoPRESS RELEASE – After a highly successful 2013 season, the Visalia Rawhide are expanding their staff for 2014, as five new hires joined the ballclub this week. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Rawhide Ballpark/Recreation Park (Visalia, CA)

Visalia Rawhide LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited Rawhide Ballpark (aka Recreation Park), home of the Single-A Visalia Rawhide (California League).  Read more and view photos here and here in a great two-part series.

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Inaugural Turkey Bowl Coming in November

The Single-A Visalia Rawhide (California League) will host the first-ever Rawhide Turkey Bowl at Recreation Park on Nov. 17, where 10 flag football teams will compete for the championship.  Read more here.

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Rawhide on Pace to Break Attendance Record Again

The Single-A Visalia Rawhide (California League) are on track to break their single-season attendance record for the fourth straight year, and they are already gunning for a fifth in 2013.  Read more here.  A rebranding of the team, stadium upgrades, and a focus on promotions and entertainment over the past few years have certainly helped to drive fan interest and satisfaction.

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Rawhide, Diamondbacks Renew PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Visalia Rawhide and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed on a four-year Player Development Contract extension yesterday, ensuring that the D-backs will remain in the South Valley through 2016. Continue reading

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City Gets Bump From Rawhide Revenues, Facility Upgrades on Radar

The City of Visalia (CA) received $90,658 from the Single-A Visalia Rawhide (California League) for the use of Recreation Park in 2011.  This was an 11-percent increase over the previous season, which was made possible by a 10-percent boost in Rawhide attendance. Continue reading

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Exploiting Your Team’s Baseball Past

MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the Single-A Visalia Rawhide (California League) as a fine example of a franchise that is maximizing the value of its baseball history to drive the team’s image and success.  Read more here.

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Oktoberfest Last Night at Recreation Park

About 1,400 people enjoyed beer and brats last night at Recreation Park, home of the Single-A Visalia Rawhide (California League), for Visalia’s 2011 Oktoberfest celebration.  There was a 20 percent increase in attendance over last year’s event, which was held at the Visalia Convention Center.  Read more and view photos here.

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Forget the ‘Diamond’ Dig, It’s the ‘TV’ Dig for Dad

PRESS RELEASE – The Visalia Rawhide are proud to announce the first ever Dig for Dad promotion celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19. Much like the Rawhide’s annual Diamond Dig for the ladies, fathers, sons, and daughters will have the chance to dig for a 42-inch TV, a TomTom navigation system, and other manly prizes for the man of the house. Continue reading

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More Ballpark Improvements on Deck in Visalia?

A Visalia (CA) City Council subcommittee has recommended to the full council a plan where Top of the Third, Inc., the organization that owns the Single-A Visalia Rawhide, would “front” $125,o00 for a new 150-seat shaded deck in right field at Recreation Park, while the city would spend $25,ooo for new batting cages.  Not everyone on the council is happy about the idea, as the city spent a hefty $11 million just two years Continue reading

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Renovations Pay Off for Rawhide, Visalia

The After $11.5 million in renovations to Recreation Park in 2009, the City of Visalia (CA) is finally collecting a little coin from the Single-A Visalia Rawhide.  Thanks to a rise in attendance from 971 per game in 2008 to 1,598 in 2010, Rawhide revenues reached $1.25 million this past season, including $548,861 in ticket sales, $174,949 in advertising and sponsorships, and $592,757 in food, beverage and Continue reading

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Visalia Rawhide Break Attendance Record…Again!

PRESS RELEASE – After breaking a 62-year-old attendance record last year, the Visalia Rawhide needed just one more season to break it again. With 108,601 official fans this season, the Rawhide surpassed last season’s all-time mark of 105,405. They broke it with a home game to spare, setting the new mark on Wednesday in their game against the Bakersfield Blaze. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Recreation Park

Ballpark Reviews visits Recreation Park, home of the Single-A Visalia Rawhide.  Read review and view photos here.

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Rawhide, D-Backs Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Visalia Rawhide announced that they have extended their Player Development Contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks in a press conference earlier today. Continue reading

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A Wedding with the Rawhide

PRESS RELEASE – We’re marrying one lucky couple for FREE on Saturday May 15th, 2010 before the Rawhide game at Recreation Ballpark. Every part of your ballpark wedding is covered by our sponsors* – from $2,500 for the wedding rings by Quality Jewelers, to the honeymoon suite at the Marriott. Continue reading

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Visalia Rawhide Benefit from Stadium Renovations

The Visalia Rawhide from the Single-A California League saw a record-breaking per game average attendance of 1,525 this year on the heels of $11.5 million in renovations to Recreation Park.  While the team still ranked near the bottom of our attendance Mega-Rankings at #199, it was a significant jump up from 971 per game and a #245 ranking in 2008.  Team owner Tom Seidler estimates that the Rawhide will generate $1.38 million in revenue in 2010.  Read more here.

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