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Red Wings legend Altobelli dies at age 88

Altobelli served as a player, coach, manager, GM, assistant to the President and radio analyst with the Wings
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On behalf of the Altobelli family, the Rochester Red Wings announce with a heavy heart today that Joe Altobelli has passed away from natural causes at the age of 88. Known as Rochester’s “Mr. Baseball” Altobelli filled more roles for the organization than anyone else serving as a player, coach,

Get to know the members of the Triple-A East

Largest loop in Minors includes 20 teams spanning 14 states
March 2, 2021

As the 2021 season approaches, MiLB.com introduces the 11 leagues created by the restructuring of the Minor Leagues across four levels of play. Below is a team-by-team introduction to the Triple-A East, including previous circuit and most recent championship. (Note: "Established" refers to the first year of a team's continuous

Mudcats GM Kremer retires after 30-year run

Long-time baseball executive caps successful run with Mudcats
March 1, 2021

ZEBULON - The Carolina Mudcats today announced the retirement of longtime Vice President & General Manager Joe Kremer. Kremer concludes a near four-decade run as one of the top executives in Minor League Baseball, including 30 seasons as the only general manager in Mudcats history. “It has truly been an

The Road to The Show: Michael Kopech

Fireballer ready to complete comeback in South Side bullpen
March 1, 2021

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Chicago White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. Among the highly ranked and

Toolshed: Sugar Land, Somerset park factors

Previewing how two Atlantic League stadiums will play in Minors
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 26, 2021

Two weeks ago, change came to Minor League Baseball in many forms with the new 120-team structure. Last week, another piece of the puzzle fell into place with the 2021 schedules. The view of the Minor Leagues' return feels like it's getting clearer and clearer -- pandemic-pending, of course --

St. Paul broadcaster Aronson joins MiLB podcast

St. Paul broadcaster Aronson helps introduce Saints to Minors
February 25, 2021

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 "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Bridgewater to Bronx: Meet the Somerset Patriots 

Longtime Atlantic League entity becomes Yanks' Double-A affiliate
@BensBiz
February 25, 2021

In 2021 and beyond, 11 of the 12 teams that previously had been part of the Eastern League will operate in the Double-A Northeast League. The lone newcomers are the Somerset Patriots, set to debut as a New York Yankees affiliate.

Sounds help bring Negro League history to schools

February 25, 2021

The Nashville Sounds Baseball Club announced today the donation of the book “Home Plate: Henry Kimbro and Other Negro Leaguers of Nashville, Tennessee” to every public middle and high school of Metro Nashville Public Schools as part of Black History Month.

Longtime Minor League broadcaster Selby retires

February 25, 2021

Play-by-play man spent 20 seasons in Memphis, 34 in Minor League Baseball MEMPHIS, Tennessee— From the inaugural game in AutoZone Park history, through the most recent season two decades later, Steve Selby’s voice has been a constant presence describing Memphis Redbirds' action on the airwaves. After 20 seasons in Memphis,