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Simpson electrifies during MiLB at Rickwood Field

Rays No. 10 prospect pens fitting tribute to legendary Hall of Famer
1:25 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Chandler Simpson was on his way back toward the field when he heard the news. The Double-A Montgomery center fielder tweaked his calf while trying to make a play in the bottom of the seventh inning and had exited the game with the team trainer. Simpson was

MiLB game at Rickwood Field facts and figures

Here's everything you need to know about Tuesday's contest
June 18, 2024

One of the biggest events on the Minor League calendar has arrived: MiLB at Rickwood Field. Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball are celebrating the Negro Leagues with a four-day event in Birmingham, Ala., home of the oldest professional ballpark in the sport.

Black Barons made Rickwood hallowed ground

Double-A Birmingham will face Montgomery at historic venue
February 22, 2024

When the Double-A Birmingham Barons host the Montgomery Biscuits on June 18 at Birmingham’s Rickwood Field, and when the Giants face the Cardinals there on Juneteenth, the games will be played on hallowed ground. Rickwood Field was originally the home of two franchises. Opened in 1910, it was built for

Road to The Show™: White Sox infielder Womack

Norfolk State product making the most of his pro opportunity
June 4, 2024

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at White Sox prospect Alsander Womack, who will be spotlighted each month as a Nationwide Road to The Show "featured player" in 2024. For more stories about players

Meet Rickwood's Black Barons and Gray Sox

Birmingham, Montgomery will take the field as these teams June 18
June 12, 2024

On Wednesday, Minor League Baseball revealed the jerseys for MiLB at Rickwood Field, which will feature the host Double-A Birmingham Barons playing as the Black Barons and the Montgomery Biscuits playing as the Gray Sox on June 18. The game is on the second of four days of events --

MiLB pays homage to the Negro Leagues in June

Rickwood Field is one of the many celebrations across the Minors
June 6, 2024

On June 18, America's oldest professional ballpark will host a Double-A game between the Montgomery Biscuits and Birmingham Barons with MiLB at Rickwood Field: A Tribute to the Negro Leagues. This game, with Montgomery suiting up as the Gray Sox and Birmingham playing as the Black Barons, will kick off

Here are some forward-thinking throwback promos

These must-catch events for all 30 parent clubs honor the past
May 21, 2024

On the field, Minor League Baseball is all about the future: See tomorrow’s stars, today. This forward-looking mentality is often combined with ballpark celebrations of past eras, via salutes to defunct teams, retired players and beloved pop culture properties. Jump in the way-back machine and join us as we explore

Seven Knights combine to twirl Father's Day no-no

Schoenle, Ellard, Leasure, Barlow, Peralta, Garcia, Coffey do feat
June 16, 2024

A lot of dads were gifted a no-hitter Sunday. On Father's Day, the Triple-A Charlotte Knights combined on their third no-hitter in franchise history, but this one came with another milestone. It marked the first International League no-no with seven pitchers and the most hurlers used in a no-hitter in

'Keep working': Jobe follows in dad's pro footsteps

Tigers prospect first carried clubs, now lessons from golfer father
June 15, 2024

Before Jackson Jobe dreamed of pitching in the Major Leagues, he was supposed to be carrying a pitching wedge at a golf major. Months shy of his fourth birthday, Jackson and his older sister, Brittan, donned the white jumpsuit and became caddies for their dad Brandt at Augusta National. On

Mayo relishing power in return with Aberdeen

Orioles No. 3 prospect connects on two homers in latest outing
June 16, 2024

Coby Mayo has shown no signs of lag in his return from injury. MLB’s No. 19 prospect put his 65-grade power on display this weekend while on rehab assignment at High-A Aberdeen. The right-handed-hitting corner infielder connected on three home runs in his past three games, with two of them

'Martian' hurt on swing, goes on Minors IL

Top Yankees prospect tweaks left oblique during RailRiders game
June 16, 2024

BOSTON -- Yankees top prospect Jasson Domínguez is back on the injured list, having felt a tweak near his left oblique on a checked swing while playing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. Nicknamed “The Martian,” Domínguez was placed on the 7-day Minor League injured list on Sunday. Yankees manager Aaron

June 15: Fitzgerald Inside-the-Park Home Run Day?

River Cats' utility man accomplishes rare feat at Triple-A
June 16, 2024

Holidays and the traditions that surround them give a comforting predictability to our lives. Every time the calendar flips to a new month, small text or icons indicate the upcoming dates of note. After Saturday night’s unique feat, it would be no surprise if Tyler Fitzgerald had a circle around

Hooks sink in for first Corpus Christi no-hitter

Astros prospects Bloss, Gomez form formidable Double-A tandem
June 16, 2024

For the first time since the franchise relocated to the Gulf Coast of Texas, the Corpus Christi Hooks checked off their first no-hitter in 19 seasons. On the shoulders of Astros prospects Jake Bloss and Cesar Gomez, the Double-A affiliate blanked the San Antonio Missions in a 3-0 win at

Ballesteros finds another gear to complete cycle

No. 6 Cubs prospect tallies first career triple to complete milestone
June 15, 2024

Moises Ballesteros has always dreamed about hitting for the cycle. On Friday night, it came to fruition. The Cubs’ No. 6 prospect stepped up to the plate in the top of the ninth inning with a single, double and home run to his name. Down to his last strike, Ballesteros

Cole conducts a masterpiece in latest rehab start

Reigning AL Cy Young winner fans 10 for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
June 15, 2024

All aboard. The Cole Train is chugging its way back toward the Majors. Gerrit Cole fanned 10 batters across 4 1/3 frames in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s 2-1 loss against the Rochester Red Wings on Friday night during his third rehab start. The start comes on the heels of his two previous

Ben's Biz: Meet a pair of stalwart Stockton supporters

A conversation with Stockton Ballpark mainstays Pat and Will
June 14, 2024

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. Every ballpark has its regulars, and these regulars all have a story. Who are they,

Podcast: Remembering Salt Lake legend Klauke

Fellow broadcasters share late Klauke's impact, legacy
June 14, 2024

Check out the latest episodes 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 on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Megaphone and other

Perros Santos hit the books with ‘Festival de Lectura’

Perros Santos host bilingual youth reading program, baseball clinic
June 14, 2024

The Charleston RiverDogs’ “Festival de Lectura” reading program has taken on new life since its advent in 2019. The program began as part of the club’s community outreach efforts for Copa de la Diversión, a league-wide initiative sponsored by Nationwide. The success of Copa nationally is tied directly to programs

On the mend, Lee kick-starts Saints' big night

Twins No. 2 prospect hits first of club's eight homers in 18-4 rout
June 14, 2024

Just six games after returning to Triple-A from injury, Brooks Lee provided a jolt to St. Paul’s lineup on Thursday night. MLB's No. 14 prospect swatted his first home run of the season during a three-hit performance, and his dinger opened up the floodgates as the Saints routed the Bats,

Player of the Week Spotlight: Padres' Nate Mondou

29-year-old farmhand posted a 1.400 OPS in 5 games with El Paso
June 13, 2024

Nate Mondou is a grinder. The eight-year pro vet has suited up for three different organizations since being selected by the Athletics in the 13th round of the 2016 Draft, but while the threads have changed over the years his mentality has not: grind every at-bat, every game and do

The weirdest MiLB stats, plays from May

The wild and the wacky during the last month in the Minors
June 10, 2024

Welcome to Crooked Numbers, a monthly column dedicated to Minor League Baseball on-field oddities and absurdities. This edition, covering the month of May, features reptile cameos, offensive explosions, oppositional surnames and, of course, much more. Keeping track of this type of thing is a team effort, so get in touch

Trevor Hoffman's son gets thisclose to closer status

Padres prospect finishes up Single-A Storm's rout on the mound
June 13, 2024

When Trevor Hoffman used to jog in from the bullpen ahead of the ninth inning at home, AC/DC's “Hells Bells” boomed out of the speakers and batters knew they had a tall task ahead of them. When Wyatt Hoffman, son of the Hall of Famer, took the mound Wednesday night

Minor Leagues mourn broadcasting great Klauke

Beloved longtime voice of Triple-A Salt Lake also called MLB games
June 11, 2024

The Minor League Baseball community is in mourning. Steve Klauke, the longtime voice of the Salt Lake Bees, has died at the age of 69 after being struck by a car on Monday night. The Bees, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, were established in 1994. Klauke was there