New Minor League names, logos for 2020

A nationwide rebranding roundup, from Rookie ball to Triple-A

Over the past three months, nine Minor League Baseball teams have unveiled new logos and, in some cases, names.

By Benjamin Hill | January 21, 2020 11:42 AM ET

During the 2019-20 Minor League Baseball rebranding season, nine teams changed their names, logos or both. Ben Hill provides a roundup of all the new looks.

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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Batting Around: News for a new decade

An overview of ballpark construction, renovation and re-invention

Hank Aaron stands in front of his namesake ballpark, which was home to the Mobile BayBears from 1997-2019.

By Benjamin Hill | January 16, 2020 10:35 AM ET

In the first "Batting Around" entry of the new decade, MiLB.com's Ben Hill provides his customary overview of ballpark news across Minor League Baseball.

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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Purple pros: Dash introduce classic look

Winston-Salem welcomes retro aesthetic in new primary logo

The Carolina League's Winston-Salem Dash unveiled a new primary logo on Wednesday, along with their 2020 hat designs.

By Benjamin Hill | January 15, 2020 4:40 PM ET

The Winston-Salem Dash, Class A Advanced affiliate of the White Sox, unveiled a new primary logo on Wednesday afternoon. The Carolina League club now has a retro aesthetic.

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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Jacksonville adds up promo puzzle pieces

Chapter 2: Jumbo Shrimp packing schedule, picking giveaways

Jumbo Shrimp promotions director David Ratz, bottom left, is planning the promo schedule with help from the front-office staff.

By Benjamin Hill | January 9, 2020 10:51 AM ET

In the second part of an ongoing series, MiLB.com's Ben Hill speaks with Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp promo director David Ratz about his team's 2020 promo schedule.

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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From intern to owner, a baseball journey

Sigal prepares for unlikely new role with Cal League's Rawhide

Sam Sigal, co-owner of the Visalia Rawhide, began his Minor League Baseball career in 2012 as an intern with the Trenton Thunder.

By Benjamin Hill | January 2, 2020 10:21 AM ET

When Ben Hill first met Sam Sigal, he was a Trenton Thunder intern wearing a hot dog suit. Seven years later, he's the co-owner of the California League's Visalia Rawhide.

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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Minor League ballparks of the decade

A look at the stadiums that came into existence in the 2010s

Three of this decade's 18 new Minor League ballparks opened in 2019. They are located in Fayetteville, Amarillo and Las Vegas.

By Benjamin Hill | December 19, 2019 9:36 AM ET

Over the course of the past decade, 18 ballparks opened across the Minor League landscape. MiLB.com reporter Ben Hill, who's been to all of them, provides a retrospective.

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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Zanaboni a lily among the thorns

First 'real millennial broadcaster' seeks work at Winter Meetings

Broadcaster Joey Zanaboni, a proponent of "glorious randomness," came to the Baseball Winter Meetings in search of a job.

By Benjamin Hill | December 12, 2019 10:16 AM ET

Ben Hill caught up with unorthodox broadcaster Joey Zanaboni at the Baseball Winter Meetings. Zanaboni, a "true millennial," is in search of a new job in Minor League Baseball.

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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Exploring the Trade Show in San Diego

Annual Winter Meetings expo a one-stop shop for baseball execs

By Benjamin Hill | December 11, 2019 3:34 PM ET

The Trade Show is a Baseball Winter Meetings staple. MiLB.com provides a tour of 2019's edition, held at the sprawling San Diego Convention Center.

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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Meetings meaningful for Jane Rogers

Staten Island exec returns to baseball family after cancer fight

After beating cancer, Jane Rogers came to the Winter Meetings in San Diego to belatedly accept her executive of the year award.

By Benjamin Hill | December 10, 2019 10:17 AM ET

Last year, a cancer diagnosis kept Jane Rogers from attending the Winter Meetings. In 2019, the legendary Staten Island Yankees exec made a triumphant return.

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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Legends of the Deep: Sea Unicorns emerge

All's well that ends whale as Norwich unveils new aquatic identity

After a decade as the Connecticut Tigers, Norwich's New York-Penn League team has rebranded as the Norwich Sea Unicorns.

By Benjamin Hill | December 5, 2019 4:31 PM ET

The Detroit Tigers' Class A Short Season affiliate is now known as the Norwich Sea Unicorns. MiLB.com's Ben Hill has the details on this mythical seafaring New York-Penn League entity.

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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