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2023 groundskeepers, clubhouse attendants honored

1:19 PM EST

Minor League Baseball announced the winners of the Head Groundskeeper of the Year and Home and Visiting Clubhouse Attendant of the Year Awards for each of the full season Minor Leagues. The winners were selected using the results of surveys of league managers, players and executives throughout the 2023 season.

Road to The Show™: Reds’ right-hander Phillips

No. 68 prospect carries advanced arsenal into big league debut
@Gerard_Gilberto
10:11 AM EST

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 fourth-ranked Reds prospect Connor Phillips. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. The unique circumstances surrounding Connor Phillips’ first start in

Hold up! Minors has long history of strange delays

Halts caused by everything from umpire cravings to freak foul balls
@JoshJacksonMiLB
November 27, 2023

Come out to the ballpark on any given day, and there’s no telling what you might see. Or might not see. For instance, a baseball game played as scheduled from start to finish. Nobody hopes for a delay, but the possibility does add a certain spontaneity. And is there any

Chourio tops Brewers' Organization All-Stars

Game's No. 2 prospect, Black lead Crew headed for Milwaukee
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 27, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Milwaukee Brewers. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Nashville: 83-65 Double-A

Ben's Biz MiLB roundup: New logos unveiled

Rome, Lake Elsinore, Erie, Winston-Salem & IronPigs refresh looks
@BensBiz
November 25, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

Podcast: Gathering around Thanksgiving table

Ben, Sam, Tyler share past, present, futures of their careers
November 22, 2023

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, Megaphone and other

Ballpark chef brings Italian touch to concessions

Lehigh Valley's Buccino proud to represent 'the culture of food'
@BensBiz
November 20, 2023

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The 2023 season was Alessandro Buccino’s first as executive chef for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. This despite the fact that, for most of his life, he never gave any thought to a career in the food service industry. But, then again, he also hadn’t thought that he'd

Road to The Show™: White Sox backstop Quero

No. 81 overall prospect finding his place in a new organization
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 21, 2023

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 third-ranked White Sox prospect Edgar Quero. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. The White Sox reloaded their prospect depth at

Two top prospects headline Blue Jays Org. All-Stars

Tiedemann, Martinez excelled to reach Triple-A Buffalo this season
@JoeTrezz
November 8, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Toronto Blue Jays. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Buffalo: 76-72

Travs' im-possum-bly cute mascot raids college football

Double-A Arkansas' mascot, Otey, hits the road to bring furry cheer
@JoshJacksonMiLB
November 18, 2023

If this is what playing possum looks like, it's not going to fool anybody. Appearing very much alive, the mascot of the Minor League Arkansas Travelers -- a swamp possum who goes by the name Otey -- basked in the Saturday night lights of Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas,

Ben's Biz eats: A scintillating southern swing

A taste of Biloxi, Birmingham, Montgomery and Pensacola
@BensBiz
November 17, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

High-A Rome enters whole new era as Emperors

Atlanta affiliate transforms into regal, kid-friendly penguins identity
@BensBiz
November 16, 2023

Rome, Georgia, got its name because, like its Italian counterpart, the city was built within seven hills and the rivers that run between them. At a ballpark event on Thursday evening, Rome’s Minor League Baseball team further solidified the connection between the two seemingly disparate locales. The Rome Emperors have

Wood, House headline Nats' Organization All-Stars

Top prospects provide hope for bright future in Washington
@brendan_samson
November 17, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Washington Nationals.

The Show Before the Show: Rome Emperors and more

Logo designer Dan Simon discusses Rome Emperors, much more
November 17, 2023

Check out the latest episode 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, Megaphone and other

Pensacola announces exhibition series with Sultanes

November 16, 2023

PENSACOLA, FL – In a joint press conference on Thursday, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos announced a two-game exhibition series against the Mexican League’s Sultanes de Monterrey set to be played April 2 and 3, 2024 at Blue Wahoos Stadium. The series, which will bring the storied Mexican League franchise to

Loftin leads Kansas City's next wave, All-Stars

Club's No. 5 prospect headlines the Royals' youth movement
@RobTnova24
November 15, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Kansas City Royals. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Omaha: 68-77

MiLB names 2023 Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners

Jung, Quero among selections from nine different organizations
November 14, 2023

NEW YORK -- Minor League Baseball and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., announced the nine recipients of the 2023 Rawlings Gold Glove Award® for defensive excellence. The winners at each position were selected from players in the 11 full-season Minor Leagues. Each player will receive his own Rawlings Gold Glove

Road to The Show™: Giants’ southpaw Whisenhunt

No. 70 prospect maximizes opportunities with stellar changeup
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 14, 2023

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 third-ranked Giants prospect Carson Whisenhunt. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There’s been a lot working against Carson Whisenhunt over

Jung, Quero, Scott II among the defensively gilded

Top 100 prospects Quero, Jung headline best of the best
@Kelsie_Heneghan
November 14, 2023

A diving catch in center, a barehanded play at short, a split-second snag from the mound. Defense can provide some of the most exciting moments in baseball. The best fielders can be casually cool yet consistent vacuums at their position. Rawlings and Minor League Baseball celebrate the electric and the

Keith, Jung headline Tigers' Organization All-Stars

Slugging infielders showed production in advancing to upper levels
@benweinrib
November 13, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Detroit Tigers. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Toledo: 70-78 Double-A

Marsee, Bliss highlight Fall League award winners

Circuit celebrates top hitters, pitchers and sportsmanship in desert
@RobTnova24
November 11, 2023

The 31st rendition of the Arizona Fall League has come to a close, and it comes as no surprise that baseball’s best prospects shined in the desert-based circuit. The Fall League has annually given the Joe Black MVP Award to the top performer, and the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award has

Caissie, Horton break out as stars for Cubs in 2023

Duo hope to join PCA at The Friendly Confines next season
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 10, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Chicago Cubs. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Iowa: 82-65 Double-A

Ben's Biz reveals his Golden Bobblehead Awards ballot

Six teams were honored at the inaugural Fall Meetings
@BensBiz
November 10, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

Guardians' Manzardo, DeLauter building bond

Two of Cleveland's top prospects made dynamic tandem this fall
@JoeTrezz
November 9, 2023

The Arizona Fall League is a stage on which the game’s top prospects can not only hone their skills in preparation for the next level, but can also make up for lost time. That’s been the case for Kyle Manzardo and Chase DeLauter, two top Guardians prospects who didn’t share

Amarillo, Spokane among 2023 MiLB Award recipients

Amarillo, Spokane, El Paso's Taylor, Daytona's Morton honored
November 7, 2023

LAS VEGAS -- Minor League Baseball announced the 2023 winners of the Organization of the Year Award, Executive of the Year Award, Future Star Award and the CommUNITY Champion Award. Nominees from each league were selected by their peers and were candidates for the overall awards.