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MLB, ATLANTIC LEAGUE ANNOUNCE EXPERIMENTAL PLAYING RULES FOR 2021 ATLANTIC LEAGUE SEASON MLB’s Partner League Will Test “Double-Hook” DH and Pushed-Back Pitching Rubber in 2021

April 14, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2021 MLB, ATLANTIC LEAGUE ANNOUNCE EXPERIMENTAL PLAYING RULES FOR 2021 ATLANTIC LEAGUE SEASON MLB’s Partner League Will Test “Double-Hook” DH and Pushed-Back Pitching Rubber in 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today jointly announced new experimental playing rules

Legends Ink Two Former Kentucky Wildcats to Pitching Staff

April 5, 2021

Legends Ink Two Former Kentucky Wildcats to Pitching Staff Legends Park (Lexington, KY) – The Lexington Legends have agreed to terms with two former University of Kentucky Wildcats: Dustin Beggs and Tim Peterson. Tim Peterson returns to Lexington after eight seasons in the New York Mets organization. He made his

Former World Series Pitching Coach To Lead Legends Pitching Staff

March 2, 2021

Former World Series Pitching Coach To Lead Legends Pitching Staff Lexington Legends (Lexington, KY) — The Lexington Legends announced today that they have agreed to terms with two-time World Series champion, Dave Eiland. He will serve as the pitching coaching in the Legends inaugural Atlantic League season under manger PJ

Legends agree to terms with Aklinski, Self, Owens, and five more. 

February 26, 2021

Legends Park (Lexington, KY) — The Lexington Legends announced today that they have agreed to terms with eight players. Former UK Wildcat Ben Aklinski, former Louisville Cardinal Derek Self, and former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Battle of the Bourbon Trail alum Henry Owens, will join five other newly signed players

Legends becomes the 7th team in the MLB's first partner league for 2021. 

February 18, 2021

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) — The Lexington Legends announced today that they have joined the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB). The Atlantic League is the first Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, a player gateway to the Major Leagues, and a leader in baseball innovation. ALPB has

Season on the rocks results in neat Kentucky baseball partnership

January 5, 2021

By Benjamin Hill @BensBiz September 10, 2020 Brandon Phillips is a member of the Lexington Legends. Ordinarily, this would sound absurd, and perhaps it still does. What set of circumstances would lead a 39-year-old Cincinnati Reds icon with more than 2,000 hits at the Major League level to come out

Legends to Host Female Minor League Baseball Broadcasters Event

February 10, 2020

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends are excited to host a one-of-a-kind event, Female Voices: The Women Broadcasting Minor League Baseball at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on March 7th at 6pm. This event will feature four women currently broadcasting Minor League Baseball: Emma Tiedemann (Lexington Legends), Kirsten Karbach

Brooks Conrad Returns to Manage Reigning South Atlantic League Champions

January 10, 2020

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - In conjunction with the Kansas City Royals, the Lexington Legends are excited to announce their 2020 field staff. After leading the Legends to their second straight South Atlantic League Championships in 2019, Brooks Conrad returns for his second season in Lexington. He will be

Legends Receive Bob Freitas Award as Top Single A Organization by Baseball America

December 10, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends are excited to receive one of the greatest honors in Minor League Baseball. Baseball America has named the Legends as the 2019 Single-A recipient of the prestigious Bob Freitas Award. "This is a tremendous honor for the Legends," said Legends President/CEO,

Lexington Legends and Bowling Green Hot Rods Announce 2020 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark

November 21, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends (Class-A Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals) and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Class-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) are excited to announce an agreement to play an exhibition game between the two clubs on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 at

Legends Clinch Back-To-Back South Atlantic League Championships with Late Inning Theatrics

September 13, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends claimed back-to-back South Atlantic League Titles with a walk-off two-run home run by Reed Rohlman in the bottom of the 13th inning. Lexington jumped out to a lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. Jeison Guzman lined a leadoff single

Hickory Hands Lexington First Playoff Loss

September 12, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - After a perfect start to the playoffs, the Lexington Legends fell to the Hickory Crawdads 5-1. The Legends still keep the 2-1 edge in the best of five, South Atlantic League Championship Series. In the top of the third inning, Jax Biggers drew a

Legends Headed Back to SAL Championship Series

September 6, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends clinched a spot in the South Atlantic League Championship with a 4-2 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets. With the Southern Division conquered, the Legends next look to the Northern Division. Lexington will face the Hickory Crawdads, single-A affiliate of the Texas

Lexington's Emma Tiedemann Named SAL Media Relations Director of the Year

September 3, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - Emma Tiedemann of the Lexington Legends has been selected as the South Atlantic League's Media Relations Director of the Year, which recognizes outstanding performance in achieving publicity and visibility for their club through traditional, broadcast and digital media."Emma truly is a one of a

Lexington Powers Down West Virginia with Doubleheader Sweep

August 28, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - After what seemed like endless rain, the clouds parted for a beautiful day for baseball. The days off proved positive for the Lexington Legends as they swept the West Virginia Power 4-2 and 6-1. The Power plated their only runs in the top of

The Azimuth Was Alright As Jaquez's Jack Puts Legends On Top

August 11, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends took the series finale over the Hagerstown Suns, 2-1. The Legends now improve to 57-61 while the Suns drop to 53-66.The Legends plated their first run of the game in the bottom of the third inning. Jeison Guzman drew a leadoff

Lexington's Lights Out Pitching Leads to Victory

August 10, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends took down the Hagerstown Suns, 3-1 in the penultimate game of the series in front of 6,095 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Legends pitching allowed just one run on four hits while recording 13 punch outs. The Suns were first to

John Rave's Grand Slam Exterminates GreenJackets

July 27, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - Led by a career night by John Rave, the Lexington Legends took game two, 6-1 over the Augusta GreenJackets. Rave went 2-4 at the plate with a grand slam, double and 5 RBI.The GreenJackets were first to strike in the top of the fourth

Legends Walk It Off in Series Finale Over Intimidators

July 25, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends took the series over the Kannapolis Intimidators with a 3-2 walk off victory in the bottom of the 11th inning. The Legends now improve to 52-50 while the Intimidators drop to 45-57.The Legends were first to strike in the bottom of

Lexington Puts Brakes on Drive With 5-4 Victory

July 12, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends took the first game of the series over the Greenville Drive, 5-4. Lexington's starter, Evan Steele recorded a career high 10 strikeouts through 5.0 innings of work for the Legends. Lexington now improves to 46-44 on the season while Greenville drops

Legends Walk it Off in Extras over Power

July 7, 2019

Media Contact - Emma Tiedemann 859-422-7859 [email protected] IMMEDIATE RELEASELegends Walk it Off in Extras over PowerWHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends split the series with the West Virginia Power on a walk off hit by Chris Hudgins. With the 6-5 victory in the 10th inning, the Legends

Lexington Powers Off West Virginia in 11-7 Victory

July 5, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends, led by Evan Steele on the mound, took the second game of the series over the West Virginia Power 11-7. Steele fanned a career high eight batters over his 5.0 innings of work.The Power jumped out to an early lead in

Eaton and Cole Propel Legends Over Drive in Walk Off Fashion

June 20, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Legends took the first game of the four-game series over the Greenville Drive in dramatic fashion 8-7 in the bottom of the ninth inning. Nate Eaton had a career-night at the plate with four doubles, going 4-5 with two runs and two RBI.

Legends to Host Lexington's Pride Week Kickoff June 23rd

June 17, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - The Lexington Legends, in partnership with Minor League Baseball's new initiative MiLB Pride, announce today Pride Day on June 23rd. MiLB Pride is the largest documented Pride celebration in professional sports and the Legends' event will help kick off Pride Week in Lexington. "We

Lexington Legends Crowned First Half Southern Division Champions

June 16, 2019

WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK (Lexington, KY) - With a 10-1 victory over the Columbia Fireflies, the Lexington Legends have secured a First Half Southern Division Championship as the first half of the season comes to a close.After a South Atlantic League Championship last season, the Legends have reached the playoffs with