Been a while: Minors' longest title droughts

A league-by-league look at teams waiting the longest to win it all

By Benjamin Hill | September 19, 2019 10:34 AM ET

In Minor League Baseball, as in life itself, glory is not equitably distributed. Ben Hill takes a look at the teams with the longest title droughts.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter @bensbiz. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Bart slugs his way through AFL opener

Top Giants prospect homers twice, drives in three for Scorpions

Joey Bart hit .307 with four homers during 21 games in August in the Eastern League. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 19, 2019 12:44 AM ET

Top San Francisco Giants prospect Joey Bart mashed two homers and drove in three runs to lead Scottsdale to a 5-4 win over Mesa in the first game of the AFL season.

Andrew Battifarano is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @AndrewAtBatt. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Toolshed: Arizona Fall League preview

Finding strengths, weakness, prospects to follow for each team

After climbing to Triple-A Salt Lake, Jo Adell is poised to command the spotlight in the Arizona Fall League. (Brent Asay/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | September 18, 2019 10:05 AM ET

With the 2019 Arizona Fall League season beginning on Wednesday, Toolshed previews the strengths, weaknesses and prospects to follow for each of this year's six teams.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Stingy Baragar, Cats take Triple-A crown

Giants southpaw spins five scoreless frames, Maris goes yard

With three wins, Sacramento boasts the most Triple-A National Championships since the format began in 2006. (Memphis Redbirds)

By Kelsie Heneghan | September 17, 2019 10:50 PM ET

Behind a strong start by San Francisco Giants lefty Caleb Baragar, the Sacramento River Cats blanked the Columbus Clippers, 4-0, in the Triple-A National Championship.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter at MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Giants, River Cats try new approach

GM Zaidi, manager Brundage provide opportunities, analysis

Sacramento celebrates a walk-off single by Abiatal Avelino in Game 1 of the PCL Finals. (Ralph Thompson/Sacramento River Cats)

By Kelsie Heneghan | September 17, 2019 7:34 PM ET

New Giants executive Farhan Zaidi and River Cats manager Dave Brundage use analytics while putting an emphasis on versatility, development and winning.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter at MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Photos: Playoff moments from around MiLB

Relive some memorable celebrations from the 2019 postseason

September 17, 2019 11:05 AM ET

Sunsets, champagne and sweet celebrations made up some of the best moments of the Minor League playoffs this September. Take a look at some of our favorite images.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Clippers, Cats gear up for final title game

Resilient Indians, Giants prospects seek Triple-A championship

Columbus' Bobby Bradley and Sacramento's Francisco Pena lead their clubs in Tuesday's title game. (David Monseur, Dave Michael/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | September 17, 2019 10:12 AM ET

Indians affiliate Columbus Clippers and their adaptable hitters take on Giants affiliate Sacramento River Cats and their resilient roster in the Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday.

Kelsie Heneghan is a reporter at MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Cron claims 2019 Joe Bauman Home Run Award

Aces slugger hit 39 home runs in just 84 Minor League games

Kevin Cron hit 39 homers in just 84 Minor League games in 2019. (Reno Aces)

September 16, 2019 2:58 PM ET

Reno Aces infielder Kevin Cron launched 39 home runs to claim the Joe Bauman Award as Minor League Baseball's 2019 home run king.

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A simple truth: New parks equal big gains

Five teams played an outsized role in 2019 attendance increase

By Benjamin Hill | September 16, 2019 11:03 AM ET

Minor League Baseball attendance increased by over one million fans in 2019. Ben Hill looks into this gain, and finds that new parks played a big role.

Benjamin Hill is a reporter for MiLB.com and writes Ben's Biz Blog. Follow Ben on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Bastidas brings Latino leadership to Caballeros

Charlotte's Latino marketing outreach coordinator shares journey

Rafael Bastidas (right) during an interview at a Los Caballeros de Charlotte game.

By Chanel Zapata | September 16, 2019 10:11 AM ET

As part of Copa de la Diversión, we're profiling Minor League teams' Latino staff members. This edition spotlights Rafael Bastidas, Latino marketing outreach coordinator for Los Caballeros de Charlotte.

Chanel Zapata is an associate with Minor League Baseball. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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