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Around the Minors: The week of June 14

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
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June 19

Celebrating Juneteenth in the Minor Leagues

Teams hosting community celebrations, Negro League tributes
June 18, 2021

Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been observed on June 19 for over 150 years. But now it is a federal holiday. Juneteenth's increased -- and long overdue -- prominence has prompted Minor League teams to stage their own commemorations. Some of these endeavors took

Podcast: A family affair with the Fightin Phils

Hunsickers share Reading family fun ahead of Father's Day
June 18, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Pair of Martin homers lift Curve to victory

The Curve hit four home runs in their victory on Thursday night
June 17, 2021

ERIE, PA – Mason Martin’s second homer of the night, an opposite field two-run shot off the Erie Insurance Arena in the sixth inning, secured an 8-7 lead that the Curve bullpen held in their victory at UPMC Park over the Erie SeaWolves on Thursday night. Altoona rallied from a

Lehigh Valley IronPigs to play as 'Jimmies' on July 11

June 17, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael Ventola Office: 610-841-1317 [email protected] IronPigs to be known as “Jimmies” Team finally answers regional argument of jimmies or sprinkles Allentown, Pennsylvania (17 June 2021) – I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for ICE CREAM! Sometimes local fans scream for different toppings, whether it is

Cabrera tees off two times in Patriots' win

June 17, 2021


VanMeter goes yard twice again for Aces

June 18, 2021

RENO, Nev. – The Reno Aces’ bats exploded late to top the Albuquerque Isotopes 14-4. An eight-run eighth inning marked the fourth-straight game with 10 or more runs, but a strong start by Tyler Gilbert put up five scoreless frames to put Reno in a good position even before the

Mahtook taps into power in Knights' victory

Mahtook Hit Two of Charlotte's Five Homers on Thursday
June 17, 2021

(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Left fielder Mikie Mahtook launched two home runs and RHP Mike Wright won his fourth consecutive start to lead the Charlotte Knights to an impressive 9-3 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Thursday night from Truist Field in Uptown Charlotte. Wright (4-1, 2.32) allowed just

Jung homers, plates 4 in second Frisco game

Jung goes deep, collects three hits in victory
June 16, 2021

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (June 16, 2021) – Rangers top prospect Josh Jung had a monster night in a Frisco RoughRiders 8-4 win over the Corpus Christi Hooks on Wednesday from Whataburger Field. Jung went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and a career-best four RBIs for Frisco (22-15). Corpus Christi

Dominant Criswell fans 14 for Trash Pandas

Angels right-hander strikes out season-high 14 against Biloxi
June 16, 2021

MADISON, Alabama – Behind a career night from starter Cooper Criswell and three solo home runs, the Rocket City Trash Pandas defeated the Biloxi Shuckers 3-0 on Wednesday night at Toyota Field in the second game of their six-game series. The win is the Trash Pandas’ eighth in their last

Medina holds fort for Patriots in Double-A debut

June 16, 2021


Buelvas belts two homers as Ports snap skid

June 17, 2021

Box Score FRESNO, Ca. - Brayan Buelvas hit two home runs and drove in five and the Ports used two big innings to take down the Fresno Grizzlies 11-6 on Wednesday night at Chukchansi Park in downtown Fresno. The Ports (14-24) loaded the bases with nobody out in the top

Prospect scouting report: Pirates' Gonzales

Pittsburgh's top 2020 Draft pick already surging in MiLB debut
June 15, 2021's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at second-ranked Pirates prospect Nick Gonzales. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Palacios' night at plate helps Wind Surge

June 16, 2021

June 16, 2021 Springfield 2 Wichita 8 Wichita, KS – The Wind Surge win their fourth in a row, cruise to an 8-2 victory over the Springfield Cardinals at Riverfront Stadium. Starter RHP Chris Vallimont was dominant in his seventh start for the Wind Surge this season. He picked up