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  • Grasshoppers Step Up to Help GUM Food Pantry

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - With less than a week's supply of food on the shelves, Greensboro Urban Ministry's executive director turned to the community for help on Monday afternoon. On Wednesday, Greensboro Grasshoppers President and General Manager Donald Moore delivered a home run. MORE »
  • Grasshoppers Announce 2017 Coaching Staff

    The Miami Marlins announced Todd Pratt will be the new manager for the 2017 Greensboro Grasshoppers. Pratt will be joined by pitching coach Mark DiFelice, hitting coach Frank Moore and coach Danny Black. Michael Bibbo will be returning for his second season as Athletic Trainer. Trevor Ging will return as the strength and conditioning coach. MORE »
  • Jose Fernandez - A Shooting Star

    It's hard to come to grips with this, to fathom what happened, to wrap my head around the finality of it. Jose Fernandez killed in a boating accident. MORE »
  • Grasshoppers to Unveil Food Truck September 8

    (Greensboro, NC) The Greensboro Grasshoppers announced today that they will unveil their new food truck, Hoppin' Hound Dogs, tomorrow September 8 outside the stadium at 11:00 AM at the Plaza Entrance. The truck will offer Certified Angus Beef gourmet hot dogs, as well as Italian sausages and brats. MORE »
  • Hoppers Receive Two South Atlantic League Awards

    Clearwater, Florida-South Atlantic League President Eric Krupa announced the recipients of the 2016 South Atlantic League Outstanding Achievement Awards. All 14 teams, along with the field managers and umpires, participated in the voting for these awards. MORE »
  • South Atlantic League Announces 2016 Annual All-Star Team

    Clearwater, Florida-Eric Krupa, President of the South Atlantic League, announced the selection of the 2016 Annual All-Star Team. The All-Star Team was voted on by the 14 South Atlantic League Team's Field Managers, General Managers, Sports Writers and Broadcasters for a total of 56 votes. MORE »
  • Miss Lou Lou Gehrig Out for the Season

    (Greensboro, NC) The Greensboro Grasshoppers announced today that Miss Lou Lou Gehrig has been placed on the Disabled List and will miss the remainder of the 2016 season. The popular K-9 Bat and Ball Dog is being treated for malabsorption and has been advised to rest until she fully recovers. "Lou Lou has done a great job filling in for Babe this year and we hope she feels better and gets her strength back real soon," said Grasshoppers President and General Manager Donald Moore. MORE »
  • Good Efforts Go for Naught for Hoppers

    Some good efforts wound up being wasted by the Hoppers Sunday afternoon. Such as a four-hit game by Mason Davis. MORE »
  • Hoppers Drop Series Opener to Hickory

    It took the Hoppers more than a month to find their offensive stride this season. MORE »
  • Failure to Do Little Things Hurts Hoppers in Loss

    The Hoppers have to get hot. After Thursday's 5-2 loss to Delmarva, they have 18 games remaining in the regular season. They trail first-place Lakewood by 3 1/2 games in the Northern Division of the SAL. That's not insurmountable by any means, but the problem is that they're just one of six teams with a shot at winning the second half, so they simply can't afford many more losses. MORE »
  • Alfonzo Helps Hoppers Squeeze Out 3-2 Win

    Tuesday night was a big first step for the Hoppers. Reeling after losing six of seven games on a road trip, they righted themselves, at least momentarily, with a 3-2 win over Delmarva at NewBridge Bank Park. That keeps them well within range of the top spot in the SAL's Northern Division second-half standings. MORE »
  • Hoppers Can't Overcome a Solo Home Run

    The smallest things can make the difference in a 1-0 game. In the second inning of Sunday's contest at NewBridge Bank Park, Micker Adolpho of Kannapolis hit a fly ball to left field that would have been an out in many ball parks. But it carried over the fence for a home run that a computer program measured at 333 feet. MORE »
  • Hoppers Win Despite Another Major Roster Hit

    The faces keep changing and somehow the Hoppers keep finding ways to win. After losing the completion of Friday's suspended game, 5-4, the Hoppers bounced back to beat Kannapolis 5-3 in the 7-inning nightcap Saturday at NewBridge Bank Park. MORE »
  • Alfonzo's Single Wins for Hoppers in 9th

    For a player who has made contributions with his defense and as an emergency pitcher, Gio Alfonzo got a chance to do something with his bat Thursday night. MORE »
  • Strong Defense Helps Hoppers to Sweep

    The hitting was spotty and the pitching kept battling out of tight situations, so defense carried the day for the Hoppers Wednesday. MORE »
  • Kannapolis Hands Hoppers 10-2 Drubbing

    If it had been a football or basketball game, the videotape would have been burned. That's the kind of day it was for the Hoppers Sunday afternoon when they took a 10-2 pounding at the hands of Kannapolis at NewBridge Bank Park. MORE »
  • Hoppers' Streak Stops at Nine

    Kevin Randel had a simple message for his team after the Hoppers' nine-game winning streak was stopped Saturday night. "I didn't tell them 'let's start a new streak,'" Randel said. "It was 'just don't let this carry over. We still have a series to win.'" MORE »
  • Barrett's Homer Propels Hoppers to 8th Straight

    Not even a long delay was going to keep the Hoppers from their eighth straight win Thursday night. In a game scheduled to start at 7 p.m., the first pitch wasn't thrown until 8:36. As rain finally subsided, the tarp was pulled and the field was prepped for play, there was nothing the players could do but wait. MORE »
  • Weaver Wins 7th Straight Start for Hoppers

    Chuck Weaver says his job as a starting pitcher is simple. "I try to put us in a position to win," the Hoppers' right-hander said. Lately, no one has done that better than Weaver. Tuesday night he pitched six innings, giving up two hits and one run, and the Hoppers made that stand up for a 2-1 win over West Virginia at NewBridge Bank Park. MORE »
  • Hoppers' Pitching Causes Power Outage

    Just when it seemed the Hoppers' pitching couldn't get any better, it did. L.J. Brewster and two relievers combined for a two-hit shutout Wednesday afternoon as the Hoppers rang up a 3-0 win over West Virginia at NewBridge Bank Park. The victory gave the Hoppers a three-game sweep of the Power, ran their winning streak to seven games and improved their second-half record to 11-3. That's not only the best in the North Division, it's the best in the South Atlantic League. MORE »