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Sometimes it's a zoo out there at the ballpark

Animals on field entertaining distractions on Minors' landscape
September 13, 2023

With bat dogs a popular fixture for teams in the Minor Leagues, it's not unusual to encounter a good boy or girl when you visit a Minor League ballpark. But other species are a different story. Here are some examples of unusual animals finding their way onto the field:

Chiefs Pound Bees Wednesday

July 4, 2018

Peoria, IL - The Peoria Chiefs crushed the Burlington Bees 13-4 in the third game of the series on Wednesday night in front of 6692, the largest crowd of the season. The Chiefs snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 8-5 in the second half and 47-46 overall with

Chiefs' Cruz gets credit for save

Cardinals prospect nabs bird, makes nest for it in glove
July 4, 2018

Jesus Cruz fell just short of qualifying for the win in Class A Peoria's 13-4 rout of Burlington on Wednesday at Dozer Park. But he sure got credit for a save.The right-hander walked off the mound after allowing an RBI single in the top of the fifth inning. He stood

Chiefs Win 1-0 Monday

Cruz, Seijas combine on shutout
June 11, 2018

Peoria, IL- The Peoria Chiefs edged the Quad Cities River Bandits 1-0 for the series split on Monday afternoon. The Chiefs improved to 36-28 overall and are two games ahead of the River Bandits in the Western Division Wild Card race with six games remaining in the half.