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Espino stands tall among game's home run kings

Prodigious slugger fondly remembered as 'Babe Ruth of Mexico'
@RobTnova24
October 12, 2020

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lunes de Legacy, presented by Nationwide, shines a spotlight on Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx stories throughout MiLB of those who have forged an impressive path and left a legacy in their wake. These individuals have inspired a new generation, currently writing their own

Knights help Charlotte youth lead the way

Nonprofit selected as one of five CommUNITY grant recipients
@katiejwoo
August 27, 2020

For Charlotte's Megan Smithers, nominating an organization for Minor League Baseball's CommUNITY grant program was a no-brainer, given the team's relationship with and appreciation for the Young Black Leadership Alliance.

Cut it out: Rochester rooters finally take their seats

Frontier Field, serving as Jays' alt site, adds cardboard supporters
@BensBiz
August 27, 2020

To be a Rochester Red Wings fan in 2020, you've got to be cut out for the job. The Red Wings, Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, welcomed their first crowd of the year on Aug. 21. This Frontier Field gathering, eclectic yet inanimate, was in the form of approximately

Bisons, Buckeyes, Blues, Broncos and more

Buffalo one of many IL locales with Major League history
@BensBiz
August 13, 2020

The city of Buffalo, New York, hosted a Major League Baseball game on Tuesday night, with the Toronto Blue Jays enjoying a walk-off win over the Miami Marlins. It was the first of 25 Blue Jays games scheduled for Sahlen Field, which ordinarily serves as the home of their Triple-A

Order up: PawSox balance restaurant, training site

Triple-A affiliate pulling double duty to serve fans, support Red Sox
@jtbloss
August 12, 2020

There was baseball at McCoy Stadium on Saturday. More than 5,000 people watched -- via Facebook. At first pitch, one man played the outfield. Coaches sat behind a screen, behind home plate. No white chalk extended down the baselines, and the batter’s box was simply scraped in the dirt. Everyone

Wind Surge general partner passes away

Lou Schwechheimer, visionary and baseball lifer, dies at 62
July 30, 2020

WICHITA, Kansas -- It is with the deepest sadness and sorrow that the Wichita Wind Surge organization announces the passing of the team's majority owner and general partner, Lou Schwechheimer. Schwechheimer, 62, passed away this afternoon from complications related to COVID-19. Schwechheimer was the driving force behind the return of

Wind Surge general partner passes away

Lou Schwechheimer, visionary and baseball lifer, dies at 62
July 29, 2020

WICHITA, Kansas -- It is with the deepest sadness and sorrow that the Wichita Wind Surge organization announces the passing of the team's majority owner and general partner, Lou Schwechheimer. Schwechheimer, 62, passed away this afternoon from complications related to COVID-19. Schwechheimer was the driving force behind the return of

Waful left lasting impression in Central New York

Lifelong Syracuse resident, former team president was a local icon
@MavalloneMiLB
July 29, 2020

It was a life well lived and one that touched tens of thousands in the Syracuse area. When Don Waful died last September at the age of 103, he left a legacy of charity, friendship and charm that will far supersede his century on this Earth. Born in Newark, New

Toolshed: Recent noteworthy IL seasons

Top prospects Acuña, Moore, Guerrero dominated Triple-A loop
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 14, 2020

This space started honoring the short-season leagues after their respective campaigns were delayed in June. Now following the cancellation of all Minor League Baseball in 2020, we're turning it into an appreciation of the full-season circuits as well. In the coming weeks, Toolshed is revisiting the 10 most notable individual