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Justin Klemm
MiLB staff visits VSU campus

Minor League Baseball staff members visited Virginia State University to talk with potential interns on campus. The two sides inked an agreement in 2012 that allowed VSU students this special opportunity. Read More »

Justin Klemm
Umpire School holds camp for girls

Justin Klemm, Executive Director The Umpire School™, conducted a camp last Sunday, June 23, for 32 members of the Baseball for All Baseball Academy at Vero Beach Sports Village in Vero Beach, Fla. Read More »

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MiLB to participate in Diversity Summit

Staff and front-office personnel from the Minor League Baseball office and six MiLB clubs will join executives from Major League Baseball's Central Office, all 30 MLB Clubs, MLB Network and MLB Advanced Media for the 2013 MLB Diversity Business Summit this week. Read More »

Kendall Kinard
Charleston RBI creates model citizens

One night, baseball coach Lerone Johnson was watching television at home in Charleston, S.C., when a commercial about the RBI program caught his attention. After seeing it, he was inspired to bring an RBI program to his hometown. (Pictured: Kendall Kinard) Read More »

Harold Craw
Craw named Quad Cities GM

The Quad Cities River Bandits named Harold Craw their new general manager Feb. 12. Craw has worked the past 11 years in Minor League Baseball and was previously the assistant GM with the Charleston RiverDogs. Read More »

Tucson Padres
Tucson Padres tap into Mexican fan base

It is the aspiration of Minor League teams to create a party atmosphere, but very few are able to say that they have staged a fiesta. Read More »

Craw on Minorities
Webb becomes Minors' first female league president

The Southern League has announced the appointment of Lori Webb as Southern League president. Webb is the first female to be chosen for league presidency in the history of Minor League Baseball. Read More »

Craw on Minorities
MiLB, Virginia State begin partnership

Minor League Baseball has announced that it is partnering with Virginia State University to provide student internship opportunities at the offices of the National Association in St. Petersburg, Fla. Read More »

Craw on Minorities
FAMU students absorb Baseball 101

Twenty students from Florida A&M University visited the MiLB offices April 13 to learn about the business of baseball. Several members of the MiLB staff made presentations to the group on topics including rules and regulations, licensing, marketing, MiLB.com and communications. Read More »

Craw on Minorities
Broadening baseball's audience

The Charleston RiverDogs' Harold Craw discussed the steps to market Minor League Baseball to minorities. The steps includes setting goals, organic growth and planned growth, which has helped transform Charleston's fanbase. Read More »

Robinson Scholarship
Omaha to award scholarships in Robinson's name

The Home Run Foundation of Greater Omaha will honor two Omaha-area students, one male and one female, with $500 scholarships for their exceptional scholarship in the classroom, community involvement, athletic/activities achievement and other qualities. Read More »

Laurie Schlender
Schlender promoted to assistant GM of Storm Chasers

Laurie Schlender has been named the Omaha Storm Chasers' Assistant General Manager of Business Operations. She becomes the highest-ranking female employee in the 43-year history of the organization. Read More »

Stephanie Brown
Brown becomes youngest female GM in Minors

At the age of 28, Stephanie Brown becomes the youngest general manager (and only the second female general manager) in the Midwest League and one of the youngest in all of Minor League Baseball. Read More »

Youth Leadership Academy
MiLB Develops Youth Leadership Academy

Minor League Baseball is proud to announce the creation of a youth leadership academy involving at-risk teenagers from nine of its cities. Read More »

Virginia State University
MiLB, VSU Enter Landmark Agreement

Virginia State University today entered into a landmark Letter of Cooperation with Minor League Baseball to benefit VSU's students across various disciplines through the support of and/or participation in Speaker's Series, Presentations, Projects, Workshops, Seminars and other events... Read More »

Tina Gust
Gust Called Up in Minors, Named First Female VP

Tina Gust became the first woman to hold the title of vice president in the 109-year history of the Minor League Baseball office, as a result of a company reorganization that took effect Jan. 3, 2011. Read More »

Pat O'Connor
Pat O'Conner Wins 2010 Selig Mentoring Award

Minor League Baseball president Pat O'Conner received the Selig Mentoring Award on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, in recognition of his efforts to diversify the industry. Read More »