Ted Williams was a 17-year-old high school student when the Pacific Coast League brought a team to San Diego. By the end of the summer, he'd developed into the Padres' player to watch.
It's part of a growing trend in Minor League Baseball: teams sharing their stadiums with soccer clubs. In Nevada's capital city, the Aces also share a front office with the USL's Reno 1868 FC.
Before he took the country by storm with his record-breaking 1941 hitting streak, Joe DiMaggio foreshadowed his Major League career with a three-year stint in the Pacific Coast League.
In search of a strong regional identity, the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds revealed neon sign-inspired logos and uniforms that celebrate the city's nightlife and rich musical heritage.
The Reno Aces, in conjunction with the Arizona Diamondbacks, have announced Jerry Narron as the new Aces skipper. The 60-year-old, who has five years of Major League managerial experience, will be introduced at a press conference January 4 at Greater Nevada Field.
The 51s announced today, in conjunction with the Mets Media Relations Department, that Pedro Lopez was named manager for the 2017 season. Lopez becomes the 23rd manager in the history of the Las Vegas franchise (1983 - 2016, 34 seasons). He also played for the Triple-A Las Vegas Stars in 1994 as a member of the San Diego Padres organization.
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