For Sea Dogs, 'Field of Dreams' is a reality

Fan Appreciation Day tradition brings film -- and past -- to life

Every season since 1997, the Sea Dogs have thanked their fans with a "Field of Dreams" homage. (365DigitalPhotography.com)

By Josh Jackson | September 6, 2019 10:20 AM ET

The Portland Sea Dogs tie a "Field of Dreams" promotion into their Fan Appreciation Day, having players emerge from a cornfield in a long-standing tradition that's magical for the team, fans and staff.

Josh Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @JoshJacksonMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Lake Elsinore storms back for magical win

Cal League club erased 10-run deficit with two outs in the ninth

Jeisson Rosario walked in a run and scored during an improbable ninth-inning rally at The Hangar. (Lewis Duran/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | August 30, 2019 10:41 AM ET

Lake Elsinore was behind by 10 runs to Lancaster and down to its last out. The ending that followed was magical and improbable -- almost impossible -- and made Minor League Baseball history.

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

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Swoboda set to bid adieu to PCL booth

Miracle Mets outfielder broadcasting through Cakes' final year

Ron Swoboda (l) has developed a close friendship with broadcast partner Tim Grubbs over the last 17 years. (New Orleans Baby Cakes)

By Shlomo Sprung | August 29, 2019 10:40 AM ET

Broadcaster Ron Swoboda, who became an iconic for his Game 4 catch in the 1969 Miracle Mets' World Series win, is ready to say goodbye to PCL baseball as the New Orleans Baby Cakes leave town.

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

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The Kastaways anchor sound with Sea Dogs

Slugger's former competition rocks out as Portland mascot band

The Kastaways "returned" to Portland's Hadlock Field in 2012 to perform pregame concerts on the front plaza.

By Josh Jackson | August 27, 2019 10:49 AM ET

The Kastaways, a group of mascots who lost the Portland Sea Dogs' job to Slugger, turned defeat into a victory by forming a mascot band and performing at Hadlock Field.

Josh Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @JoshJacksonMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Vibes' Lindell seizing his second chance

Brewers righty rebounds from '17 release with rebuilt approach

Karsen Lindell struck out 54 through his first 38 1/3 innings back in the Milwaukee organization this year. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | August 23, 2019 10:47 AM ET

After the Brewers' Karsen Lindell was released on the heels of his third straight shoddy pro campaign, the righty rebuilt his game on the mound. This year, he's an All-Star in the Milwaukee system.

Katie Woo is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiejwoo. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Missing .400, Padres' France hits his goal

Callup at .399 mark illustrates difficulty of rare feat in Minors

Ty France had never hit above .304 at any of his Minor League stops before this season. (Jorge Salgado/El Paso Chihuahuas)

By Joe Bloss | August 20, 2019 10:31 AM ET

Nearing a .400 batting average for the El Paso Chihuahuas, San Diego Padres prospect Ty France was promoted the Major Leagues. That shows just how hard it is to pull of the rare feat in the Minors.

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

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'Field of Dreams' dad finds heaven in Minors

Actor Brown visits over 20 parks to mark film's 30th anniversary

Dwier Brown, the actor who played John Kinsella, has spent the past five months touring Minor League ballparks. (Danny Wild/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | August 15, 2019 10:25 AM ET

To help celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, "Field of Dreams" star Dwier Brown has been touring the Minor Leagues all summer, stopping at more than 20 parks for promotional appearances.

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

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Flamingos, Cobras and Alley Cats, oh my!

Hometown Collection inspires look at six blasts from the past

Clockwise from top left: Memphis Blues, Charleston Alley Cats, Hollywood Stars, Miami Beach Flamingos, Havana Sugar Kings, Kissimmee Cobras

By Josh Jackson | August 13, 2019 10:00 AM ET

With the Hometown Collection releasing gear celebrating six historic Minor League teams, MiLB.com looks back at the Hollywood Stars, Havana Sugar Kings, Miami Beach Flamingos and more.

Josh Jackson is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @JoshJacksonMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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O'Rourke makes pitch with 'Fight like a girl'

Southpaw doing his part to help coach's daughter fight cancer

In his first year with the Mets, Ryan O'Rourke wasted no time forging meaningful connections in the system. (Rick Nelson/MiLB.com)

By Michael Avallone | August 9, 2019 10:29 AM ET

Former Triple-A Syracuse reliever Ryan O'Rourke is a driving force behind a campaign designed to help Jeremy Accardo's daughter fight her way through a cancer diagnosis.

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

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Emeralds make history on Pride Night

Team breaks ground with custom jerseys featuring rainbow logo

On June 22, the Emeralds became the first professional baseball team ever to wear custom Pride jerseys on the field. (Eugene Emeralds)

By Brian Stultz | August 8, 2019 11:21 AM ET

On June 22, the Eugene Emeralds became the first affiliated Minor League team to wear the Pride symbol on their jerseys, and the impact the event has had on the community has been extraordinary.

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

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