On the Road 2019: Woodpeckers and more

Ben's first trip takes him to Fayetteville, Lynchburg and Richmond

By Benjamin Hill | April 18, 2019 4:16 PM ET

Ben "Ben's Biz" Hill has visited 174 Minor League parks. His first trip of 2019 brings him to Fayetteville's new stadium as well as Richmond and Lynchburg.

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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'Almost Yankees' chronicles Columbus club

Debut author Herman explores the life and times of 1981 Clippers

J. David Herman's "Almost Yankees," detailing the 1981 Columbus Clippers, was inspired in part by his relationship with his father.

By Benjamin Hill | April 18, 2019 10:31 AM ET

J. David Herman's "Almost Yankees," takes a multi-faceted look at the 1981 Columbus Clippers. They just may be "the greatest team you've never heard of."

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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Charleston takes inside-out look at NBA Draft

RiverDogs wear unique jerseys, foster fans' unlikely hoop dreams

The RiverDogs' April 13 NBA Draft Night featured unique jerseys, a draft sign-up station and a half-court shooting contest.

By Benjamin Hill | April 16, 2019 10:20 AM ET

For the Charleston RiverDogs' NBA Draft Night promo on April 13, the team wore inside-out jerseys while staff helped hundreds of fans declare themselves draft eligible.

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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Singleton's journey continues in Charleston

RiverDogs' new hire inspires with message of love, forgiveness

Chris Singleton, a 19th-round Draft pick in 2017, retired after logging 44 extra-base hits and 23 steals over 146 pro games.

By Benjamin Hill | April 11, 2019 10:25 AM ET

After getting released by the Cubs, Chris Singleton has returned home to work in the Charleston RiverDogs' front office. His message continues to inspire.

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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Promo Preview: Pelicans honor local heroes

Card set pays tribute to good Samaritans of Hurricane Florence

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans' Community Heroes Card Set honored two dozen local residents who helped with hurricane relief efforts.

By Benjamin Hill | April 8, 2019 10:50 AM ET

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans' Community Heroes card set honors local good Samaritans who helped their neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

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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Promo Preview: 10 to keep an eye on in 2019

Season highlights include Stud Muffins, Uncle Phil, Lollygaggers

Fans of creative, weird and funny Minor League Baseball promotions will have plenty to choose from in 2019.

By Benjamin Hill | April 4, 2019 10:12 AM ET

As the 2019 Minor League season begins, Ben Hill takes a look at 10 very interesting promotions. Highlights include Lollygaggers, Florida Man and Yinzers.

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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Marking Minors' momentous '19 milestones

Teams celebrate significant anniversaries with logos and promos

Teams across Minor League Baseball are celebrating milestone anniversaries in myriad ways, beginning with commemorative logos.

By Benjamin Hill | March 27, 2019 10:16 AM ET

Ben Hill takes a look at the ways teams around Minor League Baseball are celebrating significant anniversaries, from themed logos to ballpark events.

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 rough 'Draft' becomes final in Charleston

RiverDogs' NBA promotion takes shape after months of planning

The Charleston RiverDogs are hosting NBA Draft Night on April 13, featuring unique suit jerseys lined with the team logo.

By Benjamin Hill | March 21, 2019 10:20 AM ET

The Charleston RiverDogs' promo schedule includes an NBA Draft promo. Ben Hill talks to promo director Nate Kurant how hoop dreams became a Minor League Baseball reality.

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: Groundbreaking news

Wichita, Fredericksburg take major steps in construction journey

Two Minor League ballpark groundbreakings occurred in February: Wichita, Kansas (left), and Fredericksburg, Virginia.

By Benjamin Hill | March 14, 2019 10:07 AM ET

In Batting Around, Ben Hill covers stadium groundbreakings in Wichita and Fredericksburg, as well as a unique situation for the Dunedin Blue Jays.

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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Altoona executives put the 'RV' in 'Curve'

Martin, Bowen find balance while living, working at park for week

Nate Bowen and Derek Martin are spending the week in an RV parked outside of Altoona's Peoples Natural Gas Field.

By Benjamin Hill | February 28, 2019 10:02 AM ET

Front-office duo Derek Martin and Nate Bowen are prepping for the Double-A Pittsburgh Pirates' season by living out of a ballpark RV. Why? Ben Hill explores.

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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