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Meet the only player drafted No. 1 overall twice

Goodwin selected four years apart in '70s by White Sox and Angels
February 9, 2024

Baseball is unique among the major sports in terms of how common it is for players to be drafted more than once, often including players who are chosen both out of high school and college. Since the inaugural Draft in 1965, 30 players have been picked in the first round

Renegades forge connection with Bhutan Baseball

Yankees' High-A affiliate honoring country's ballplayers in August
February 6, 2024

Matthew DeSantis knew he had a good shot. DeSantis, the co-founder of the Bhutan Baseball and Softball Association, took a look through the viewfinder, where members of the Thimphu Red Pandas -- the first baseball club in the country -- were playing in front of Bhutan's famous Buddha Dordenma statue.

Shuckers celebrating Mardi Gras as King Cakes

Brewers' Double-A affiliate unveils its first alternate identity
@BensBiz
January 31, 2024

Carnival season is in full swing and Mardi Gras is imminent. On Wednesday evening the Biloxi Shuckers joined their region's ongoing celebrations by parading out a new alternate identity: the King Cakes. King cakes are a carnival season staple, traditionally consumed in the approximately five-week period between King's Day (hence

Order up! Somerset unveils new Jersey Diners look

Patriots toast to state's beloved eateries with alternate identity
@BensBiz
January 23, 2024

Rise and shine. On Tuesday morning, the Somerset Patriots visited a New Jersey diner to announce that they're serving up a new alternate identity as The Jersey Diners. New Jersey -- the Diner Capital of the World -- is home to over 500 diners, more than any other state. The

Top Minor League moments from 2023

Impressive prospects, off-field wins highlight the year in baseball
@Kelsie_Heneghan
December 29, 2023

In 2023, Minor League Baseball featured thrilling prospect debuts, electric performances and moments that went beyond the box score. All commemorated by the inaugural MiLB Awards on MLB Network. Let's look back on the year in MiLB.

See the ol' ballgame in a new way at these parks

These six Minor League teams offer up different sights and sounds
@BensBiz
December 20, 2023

Looking for a respite from the sameness of the seat and the banality of the berm? Then consider visiting these six Minor League ballparks. You can watch the game from a unique and memorable location at each one. - Ballpark Guides Presented by Wyndham for EVERY Minor League team -

Take a walk -- or ride -- in the park with these teams

Great footpaths, bike trails abound at Minor League destinations
@JoshJacksonMiLB
December 12, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guide series opens the door to great baseball road trips and vacations all over the United States (and in one Canadian city), and once you've gone through that door, we're here to help you explore the great Minors cities and towns you'll find outside of it.

Plan a New England road trip with Ballpark Guides

Stop by Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rockies affiliates on unique sojourn
@JoshJacksonMiLB
December 7, 2023

It's a region made up of six cold-weather states, yet New England is rich with opportunities for the wayfaring baseball fan. No California, Texas nor Florida, it doesn't offer its youth year-round organized play, and it doesn't produce a great deal of Major League talent. But with its status as

Naturally, Northwest Arkansas finds fresh look

Royals Double-A club celebrates nature, community through design
@BensBiz
December 6, 2023

Call it a Natural progression: On Wednesday afternoon, the Minor League Baseball team in Springdale, Ark., unveiled new logos and uniforms. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, are named for the natural beauty of the region in which they compete. The Texas League franchise,

Wolff an unsung pioneer with an outsized impact on baseball

Northern League founder provided second chance for Mike Veeck
December 1, 2023

When you think of the modern Minor League and independent baseball fan experience, you probably think of theme nights, specialty jerseys, ball dogs and other unique in-game promotions and activations. Longtime Minor League owner Mike Veeck has often been credited with being at the forefront of this movement, and his

Hold up! Minors has long history of strange delays

Halts caused by everything from umpire cravings to freak foul balls
@JoshJacksonMiLB
November 27, 2023

Come out to the ballpark on any given day, and there’s no telling what you might see. Or might not see. For instance, a baseball game played as scheduled from start to finish. Nobody hopes for a delay, but the possibility does add a certain spontaneity. And is there any

Born in England, Oxley now right at home with Bats

Triple-A Louisville graphic designer is guided by his love of baseball
@BensBiz
October 30, 2023

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Max Oxley lives in Kentucky and loves baseball and country music. That’s not exactly a unique character profile, except for this: He grew up in England. Oxley was hired by the Louisville Bats as a graphic designer this past June, joining on with the Cincinnati Reds Triple-A

How Bats' Galiette went from intern to team prez

Salesman's 'idiotic decision' opened the door to career in baseball
@BensBiz
October 16, 2023

LOUISVILLE, KY -- How long has Greg Galiette worked for Louisville’s Minor League Baseball team? Let’s just say it’s been a while. “A lot of people joke that I was dropped off as a baby at the doorstep of Cardinal Stadium,” he said with a laugh. Galiette was assuredly past

The inaugural MiLB Awards Show results

Holliday, Thorpe, Caminero, Salas honored for 2023 season
October 2, 2023

The inaugural MiLB Awards Show aired on MLB Network on Monday night, with a lot of hardware getting handed out. Miss the show? Don’t sweat it! We’ve got you covered. Here’s a rundown of the finalists for each award and who walked away with the wins. Minor League Hitting Prospect

Here's how Mike Veeck transformed the Minors

Documentary details executive's irreverent, influential approach
@BensBiz
September 22, 2023

It’s a familiar story: After flaming out spectacularly in the Major Leagues, a once-promising baseball talent returns to the Minors and stages a comeback. "The Saint of Second Chances," a new documentary now streaming on Netflix, tells just such a tale. Its subject is not a player, however, but pioneering

Round Rock's promo is alright, alright, alright

The Express celebrate 30th anniversary of 'Dazed and Confused'
@Kelsie_Heneghan
September 21, 2023

Let the Round Rock Express take you back to 1976. It’s the last day of school and seniors command authority while rising freshmen make the transition from middle school to high school. Although the latest party got busted before it could start, it’s okay because you’re driving around with your

Smell familiar? Skunk once again interrupts Baysox-Senators game

@JoshJacksonMiLB
September 13, 2023

Something is in the air when these two teams meet. For the second time this season, a skunk has interrupted play between the Double-A Bowie Baysox (Orioles) and Harrisburg Senators (Nationals). In the bottom of the sixth inning on Tuesday night at Harrisburg’s FNB Field, a black-and-white striped critter appeared

Hops live out dream with Copa mascot

D-backs affiliate's Bacaanda celebrates area's Latin community
@brendan_samson
September 11, 2023

An alebrije is a spirit animal in Mexican culture, one with a predilection for dreams. And so with High-A Hillsboro's new Copa de la Diversión mascot, an alebrije named Bacaanda, the Hops -- whose Copa identity is the Soñadores, or "Dreamers" -- are paying homage to all their fans who

RubberDucks inspired by pediatric cancer night

Annual tribute inclues patient-designed jersey, 'Home Run for Life'
@brendan_samson
September 4, 2023

Designing a baseball jersey is one of the things Minor League teams often treasure. But Double-A Akron takes that concept to the next level during its tribute to pediatric cancer patients and their families. The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders Celebration, an annual tradition as long

Jim Clark calls 3,500th game for RubberDucks

Akron broadcaster has started every game for past 30 seasons
@brendan_samson
August 30, 2023

“Hello baseball fans everywhere." Double-A Akron RubberDucks broadcaster Jim Clark has started every game for the past 30 seasons with those four words. They serve as a tribute to longtime Cleveland broadcaster Jimmy Dudley, as well as evidence that Clark’s childhood dream has come true. “As a kid, probably age

The best of the Rangers' Minor League ballparks

Explore, eat at and enjoy the stadiums in Carolina and Texas
@Kelsie_Heneghan
August 28, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

Get glimpse of documentary on Veeck family's wild story

Visionary changed game for fans in St. Paul, Charleston and beyond
August 23, 2023

“The Saint of Second Chances” is coming to Netflix on Sept. 19. The documentary, a tale of baseball, family and redemption, covers Mike Veeck’s unique journey -- from his relationship with his legendary father, Bill, to his time out of baseball after organizing the ill-fated Disco Demolition Night to his

The best of the Mariners' Minor League ballparks

Historic features and nachos come together on road to Seattle
@Kelsie_Heneghan
August 21, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

The best of the Tigers' Minor League ballparks

Explore Detroit's farm system through four full-season stadiums
@Kelsie_Heneghan
August 14, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

The best of the Giants' Minor League ballparks

From Virginia to NorCal, visit the homes of prospects headed to SF
@Kelsie_Heneghan
August 7, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some