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Marichal began blazing trails in Midwest League

'Dominican Dandy' dominated in '58 pro debut with Michigan City
October 22, 2020

On paper, Juan Marichal coasted through the Minor Leagues. In reality, beginning with his first professional assignment to the Michigan City (Indiana) White Caps in 1958, he was navigating uncharted waters. “When he signs with the Giants, there is no star Latino pitcher and no Dominican pitcher for sure," said

Erie's Aguirre celebrates his roots through Copa

'Piñatas' represent youthful dreams of Mexican-American owner
October 5, 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

Jolley gave smiles to generations of Minors fans

Slugger set records in PCL, hit for average and power over 20 years
September 9, 2020

A host of players have piled up astonishing accomplishments over long professional careers on the diamond without making a lasting impression on the game's most celebrated stage. Monsters of the Minors, presented by Uncle Ray's, provides introductions to Minor League legends sometimes overlooked by fans of baseball history.

Multi-focused Montgomery earns industry honor

Director of diversity and inclusion recognized as Game Changer
August 24, 2020

For the last few years, Belicia Montgomery has been working to improve the lay of the land in Minor League Baseball and beyond. On Monday, she was recognized for her vision and imprint by the Sports Business Journal as part of its 10th annual class of Game Changers, recognizing women

For Caputo, trips to Minors parks are sweet rides

Colorado man enjoys collection of about 300 ice cream helmets
August 6, 2020

This month we’re profiling Minor League Baseball fans across the country who go to impressive lengths to show their love of the game in creative ways and stay connected to their favorite teams even when the action on the field is on hold. Do you think you can stake your

Minor Leagues mourn passing of Schwechheimer

Baseball visionary made mark on three teams since interning in '78
July 30, 2020

Lou Schwechheimer, an executive who played an outsized role in shaping the landscape of Minor League Baseball in the 21st century, died on Wednesday of complications due to the COVID-19 virus. “The passing of Lou Schwechheimer is devastating to the Wichita Wind Surge and Minor League Baseball family," Minor League

Minors seeking to be leaders on disability inclusion

#MiLBUnlimited push was to bust open 2020, inspires hope for '21
July 22, 2020

The cancellation of the 2020 Minor League season delayed a lot of things: Wander Franco stepping in for his first Double-A at-bat; MacKenzie Gore's followup to a breakout campaign; a lifelong fan's first game with her grandchildren; a puppy's first bark in the park. But #MiLBUnlimited, an industry-wide initiative designed

Minors clubs to light up Fourth with charity efforts

Without baseball, teams looking to make Independence Day count
July 3, 2020

In a season without precedent, it's still possible to make tradition count for something. This Independence Day weekend, several teams across the Minors are finding safe ways to enjoy the holiday with their respective communities as part of #MiLBFunOnThe4th, all the while contributing to local nonprofit organizations during a time

CommUNITY First prioritizes feeding the hungry

National campaign enables MiLB teams to contribute locally
June 24, 2020

Baseball may place more emphasis on individual performance than any other team sport, but people who work in the game know the difference a group effort can make. Case in point: when Katie Batista saw an opportunity for the Greenville Drive to do some good through Minor League's Baseball CommUNITY