Yard Goats take peanuts out of the ballgame

Hartford becomes first team to ban increasingly common allergen

Dunkin' Donuts Park, home of the Eastern League's Hartford Yard Goats, will be peanut-free in 2019 and beyond.

By Benjamin Hill | February 14, 2019 10:11 AM ET

The Hartford Yard Goats have banned peanuts from Dunkin' Donuts Park, becoming the first professional sports team to prohibit the increasingly common allergen.

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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Batting Around: New and improved for 2019

A look at ballpark enhancements throughout the Minor Leagues

Construction projects in Fayetteville, Las Vegas and Amarillo will bring three brand new ballparks into the Minors this year.

By Benjamin Hill | February 7, 2019 10:02 AM ET

In Batting Around, MiLB.com's Ben Hill takes a look at ballpark improvements throughout Minor League Baseball in advance of the 2019 season.

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Rounding up the Minors' new names, looks

Nine teams sporting revised identities heading into 2019 season

Heading into the 2019 season, eight Minor League teams will be sporting new looks, and in some cases, new names.

By Benjamin Hill | January 31, 2019 10:13 AM ET

During the 2018-'19 Minor League Baseball offseason, nine teams revealed new looks. Ben Hill provides a rebranding overview for the new year.

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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A turtle takes to the skies in Daytona

Tortugas partner with airline on Minors' first team-branded plane

Tortuga One, the first Minor League team-branded plane, flies commercially between Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale on a daily basis.

By Benjamin Hill | January 24, 2019 10:09 AM ET

The Daytona Tortugas, Class A Advanced Cincinnati Reds affiliate, have partnered with Silver Airways on the first Minor League team-branded plane. A turtle is in the sky.

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Staying the same amid changing landscape

A league-by-league look at Minors' most consistent franchises

By Benjamin Hill | January 17, 2019 10:03 AM ET

Taking into account team name, affiliation and stadium, Ben Hill presents a level-by-level look at the most consistent franchises in Minor League Baseball.

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A promotion takes shape in Charleston

The path from idea to execution can be long, unpredictable

By Benjamin Hill | January 10, 2019 10:26 AM ET

In part two of an ongoing series, Ben Hill checks in with the Charleston RiverDogs' Nate Kurant about the evolution of the team's promotion schedule.

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Batting Around: 2020 vision sees new parks

Fredericksburg among locations preparing to welcome MiLB teams

A conceptual rendering shows the park in Fredericksburg, Virginia, expected to host the Potomac franchise in 2020. (FredericksburgBaseball.com)

By Benjamin Hill | January 3, 2019 11:05 AM ET

The 2019 season will bring the opening of three new Minor League ballparks, but other locations -- North Madison, Alabama; Wichita, Kansas; Fredericksburg, Virginia and Kannapolis, North Carolina -- are already preparing to open stadiums in 2020.

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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'50 Summers' tells story of Omaha baseball

Documentary details Minor League history through a local lens

The documentary "50 Summers" features interviews with Omaha baseball luminaries such as former Royals manager Jack McKeon.

By Benjamin Hill | December 13, 2018 10:02 AM ET

"50 Summers," a documentary screened at the Winter Meetings, details a half-century of Minor League Baseball through a focus on Omaha, Nebraska. Ben Hill spoke to director Dan Napoli.

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Strike up the band: Mariachis win the cup

Albuquerque's 'Copa' identity recognized as best in the Minors

Albuquerque's "Mariachis de Nuevo México" identity was the inaugural winner of the Copa de la Diversión event series.

By Benjamin Hill | December 11, 2018 5:02 PM ET

On Day One of the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, the Mariachis de Nuevo México were named the top Copa de la Diversión identity in the Minors.

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Cleared for liftoff: Aviators take flight

Las Vegas PCL team rebrands, prepares to move to new ballpark

The Las Vegas Aviators, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will play at brand-new Las Vegas Ballpark in 2019.

By Benjamin Hill | December 8, 2018 5:23 PM ET

Las Vegas' Pacific Coast League team will play in a new ballpark in 2019. On Saturday, the club formerly known as the 51s announced its new name: the Aviators.

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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