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Dixon plates nine during second career cycle

Padres infielder homers in fourth straight during feat for Missions
@RobTnova24
1:42 AM EDT

Go ahead and feel free to file this under, "Things you probably won't ever see again." Brandon Dixon didn't just hit for the cycle for the second time in his career Wednesday. The Padres farmhand needed just five innings to complete the milestone while homering in his fourth straight game.

Alvarez earns win as Lansing's first female manager

Trailblazing coach has worked in Athletics organization since 2019
@Steph_Sheehan
2:06 AM EDT

The High-A Lansing Lugnuts had never had a woman serve on their coaching staff before, let alone manage a game. Veronica Alvarez broke those barriers in one fell swoop. Filling in for manager Phil Pohl while he’s on vacation, Alvarez earned her first affiliated baseball managerial victory with the Athletics’

Ninth overall pick Cross parks two for Fireflies

Top Royals prospect posts first professional multihomer game
@tylermaun
12:11 AM EDT

Gavin Cross’ final college season came to an end on June 12, meaning the Virginia Tech product had to wait 35 days until he was selected ninth overall in the 2022 MLB Draft. It was another 18 days until his first professional game. With the waiting over, Cross is making

Moreno's double for Bisons sticks the landing

Top Blue Jays prospect punctures the outfield wall with liner
12:45 AM EDT

Top-ranked Blue Jays prospect Gabriel Moreno has climbed the Minor League ladder -- and earned a Major League callup earlier this year -- on the strength of, well, just that -- his power. But the feat he pulled off on Wednesday for Triple-A Buffalo likely can't be contained by the

Ever seen a highlight-reel groundout? Here's one

Cleveland farmhand delivers a highlight-reel at-bat for Columbus
@MavalloneMiLB
August 17, 2022

Let's just say Ernie Clement is not a name earthworms and other dirt-loving creatures will speak fondly of. The play will go down as a "2-unassisted putout" in the scorebook, but his first at-bat groundout was anything but normal in Triple-A Columbus' 4-0 loss to Toledo. Leading off the home

Hubbard brothers take hands-on approach in Tulsa

Drillers owners inspired by fan-friendly legacy of their father, Went
@BensBiz
August 17, 2022

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Prior to a Tulsa Drillers game late last month, Jeff Hubbard was stationed just inside the front entrance handing out bobbleheads and breaking down the cardboard boxes they had been stored in. His brother, Dale, could be found on the streets outside, shuttling fans in a golf

Around the Minors: The week of Aug. 15

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
2:17 AM EDT

Aug. 17

St. Paul retires No. 15 in honor of Millar

'Forever a Saint:' 2004 Red Sox World Series champion gets his due
August 16, 2022

Before he was a 12-year big league veteran and a key member of the 2004 curse-breaking Red Sox, and long before he was an MLB Network star, Kevin Millar was an independent leaguer trying to keep his baseball dream alive. Millar, 50, began his baseball journey with the St. Paul

Road to The Show: Dodgers catcher Cartaya

No. 12 overall prospect at full strength, showing elite potential
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 16, 2022

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Dodgers prospect Diego Cartaya. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. As a Venezuelan catcher in the Dodgers system, Diego

Dunedin quartet completes nine-inning no-no

Churchill slams the door on the game, first week in pro ball
August 14, 2022

Ian Churchill concluded his first week in professional baseball with an achievement most players never get to claim. Churchill, Toronto's 10th-round pick in last month’s Draft, tossed a perfect ninth inning on Sunday to secure a combined no-hitter for Single-A Dunedin, who beat the Tampa, 5-0.

Berroa fans 11 in Travelers' second no-no of '22

Former Major Leaguers Kaminsky, Shipley toss scoreless frames
August 13, 2022

Double-A Arkansas’ second no-hitter of the 2022 season was started by a young arm on his way to the Major Leagues. It was finished off by a pair of veterans working their way back up to The Show. No. 24 Mariners prospect Prelander Berroa struck out a career-high 11 over

Around the Minors: The week of Aug. 8-14

Sights and sounds from action across Minor League Baseball
August 15, 2022

Aug. 14

Local 'Ghosts' bring Field of Dreams to life 

Iowa-based baseball group has long and improbable history
@BensBiz
August 12, 2022

DYERSVILLE, Iowa -- On Tuesday afternoon, prior to the inaugural MiLB at Field of Dreams game, a group of men wearing 1919 Chicago White Sox uniforms emerged from the same cornfield depicted in the movie. This pinstriped contingent were members of the Ghost Players, a group that played a huge

Podcast: Recapping MiLB at Field of Dreams trip

Revisiting road trip to MiLB at Field of Dreams, a homer cycle
August 12, 2022

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com'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 on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other

Hickory's Englert, McDowell combine on no-no

The second time this year the Rangers' affiliate completed the feat
@RobTnova24
August 12, 2022

High-A Hickory made history almost exactly a month to the day from when it completed the franchise's first no-hitter in nearly a decade. The club didn't wait nearly as long to throw one again. Mason Englert and Theo McDowell combined to toss the second no-hitter of the season as Hickory

Cards' Redmond tallies historic 'homer cycle' 

Springfield slugger hits milestones with four dingers and 11 RBIs
@RobTnova24
August 11, 2022

On an 88-degree night in Amarillo, Texas, in front of 5,134 at HODGETOWN Stadium, Chandler Redmond mashed his way into baseball lore. The Cardinals infield prospect barreled up a solo, two-run, three-run and grand slam homer to complete the rarest milestone in baseball history -- the "home run cycle." "It's

Prospect Q&A: Giants left-hander Harrison

No. 23 overall prospect making a point to maintain control
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 11, 2022

After a terrific professional debut last year, Kyle Harrison has taken a step forward and established himself as the game’s top left-handed pitching prospect. Ranked No. 2 in the Giants system, Harrison has tallied the most strikeouts per nine innings, 15.16, among all Minor League pitchers to complete at least

Photos: 2022 MiLB at Field of Dreams

Look back at the Minors' inaugural evening in Dyersville, Iowa
August 10, 2022

It was another heavenly evening in Iowa on Aug. 9 as Minor League Baseball hosted its first-ever game at the iconic Field of Dreams movie site, showing some of the game's youngest talent at one of its most beloved locations. The memorable afternoon in Dyersville was the first professional game