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Shellenback shined during lengthy PCL career

Right-hander racked up records before spitball was banned
@AndrewAtBatt
October 7, 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.

Fresno's Young motivated to empower others

Latina leader knows 'there's space for us' in sports industry
September 25, 2020

During Minor League Baseball’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and #ForTheLoveOfBéisbol from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Más Allá del Diamante will feature a Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinxs leader from an MiLB community. In this edition, we visit with Jazzmine Young, partnership services manager for the Fresno Grizzlies (Fresno

El Paso continues to honor innovative Diablos

Throwback identity still resonates with passionate fan base
@tylermaun
September 16, 2020

When it launched fully in 2018, Minor League Baseball’s Copa de la Diversión initiative was based on a mission of community service, inclusiveness and engagement with Latinx fans across the MiLB landscape. In some markets, that’s been a critical thread in franchise identities for decades. In the Southwest, teams have

5-7-5: River Cats' broadcaster pens book of haiku

Doskow's 'Goodnight Em' getting to go deep, three lines at a time
@BensBiz
September 15, 2020

This past March, Johnny Doskow's long-established baseball routines were completely upended by COVID-19. This was the case for everyone, of course, but Doskow used his newfound free time in a particularly unique manner. The longtime voice of the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats penned and summarily self-published his debut book of

Jolley gave smiles to generations of Minors fans

Slugger set records in PCL, hit for average and power over 20 years
@JoshJacksonMiLB
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.

Chihuahuas help local food bank achieve its mission 

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger among CommUNITY grant recipients
August 28, 2020

The El Paso Chihuahuas have partnered with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger for as long as the team has been an existence, establishing ties with the nearby food bank during the team's inaugural season of 2014. From hosting staff volunteer events to conducting food drives at the ballpark, the Chihuahuas have

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

Toolshed: Recent noteworthy PCL seasons

Big-time power, low ERAs, 30-30 season highlight Triple-A list
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 28, 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

Chihuahuas lend helping hand to El Paso nonprofits

With new program, team, staff find way to give back to community
@brianjstultz
July 22, 2020

Brad Taylor was not worried about a lack of responsiveness when he asked his fellow El Paso Chihuahuas employees to volunteer for the community during this pandemic. No, he knew that they were hankering to pitch in however they could. "They jumped at the opportunity to help and realized it

Military, Minor Leagues share unique bond

Chihuahuas reaching out to show gratitude to Fort Bliss community
May 26, 2014

"Hey, Each, what's the score?" "Huh, Sarn't?" I said groggily after a quick nap on a luxurious Army cot. "Yeah, Each, the score," my first line supervisor, Sgt. Michael Thebeau, repeated. "Did the Rangers win?" It was late October 2011 and my unit (2nd Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment) just finished