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Glazy Day: Round Rock rolls into the Donuts

Rangers' Triple-A affiliate pays homage to famous local bakery
July 28, 2023

Round Rock Donuts taste different than regular ol’ donuts. Just ask the hundreds of Express fans who lined up outside of Dell Diamond in 110-degree heat to get their hands not on the delicious treat, but a jersey with donuts all over it. On July 21, the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate

Syracuse stands up for local indigenous people

Mets affiliate honors Haudenosaunee population on special night
July 28, 2023

For the Syracuse Mets, hosting Haudenosaunee Night was a long time coming. Years ago, the club's general manager Jason Smorol met Oren Lyons, a star lacrosse player at Syracuse University in the 1950s. The accomplished member of the Onondaga Nation is a big fan of the local Triple-A team. Indigenous

Carter, Acuña bring out the bats for Frisco

Rangers prospects combine for six hits, RBIs in 19-run outburst
July 26, 2023

The Rangers have made headlines in recent years for their promising crop of young arms in the farm system. But Evan Carter and Luisangel Acuña are here to remind everyone that the future is bright at the plate, too. Carter -- the club’s No. 1 and baseball’s No. 6 overall

Fans have whale of a time in Hartford

Yard Goats honor old NHL Whalers with annual alumni weekend
July 24, 2023

Get ready to have “Brass Bonanza” stuck in your head for a while. On July 21-22, the Hartford Yard Goats hosted their annual Whalers Alumni Weekend, an event that remains the most popular weekend at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Connecticut residents flock to the Minor League ballpark to celebrate their since-departed

Auerbach's acrobatics reach new heights

Giants prospect soars over dugout railing to make incredible grab
July 22, 2023

Brett Auerbach can play just about anywhere in the field. The Giants’ utility man has manned five positions across two levels in 2023 -- second base, third base, left field, center field, catcher -- and in 29 games with High-A Eugene, he’s only played as a backstop five times. But

Merrill still mashing, but now on a Mission

After three-hit game, top Padres prospect batting .321 at Double-A
July 21, 2023

Jackson Merrill has officially brought his sweet-swinging ways to Alamo City. MLB’s No. 9 overall prospect launched his first Double-A home run -- his 11th dinger of the year -- as part of his second straight three-hit effort in the San Antonio Missions’ 10-3 loss. The 20-year-old has hit safely

Fans squeal about name of Saints' new ball pig

St. Paul's long-standing tradition now includes a second swine
July 20, 2023

If there’s one thing the St. Paul Saints know better than baseball, it’s pigs. When former team president Mike Veeck was taking a walk along the Mississippi River, he came across a historical marker that read: "St. Paul, formally known as Pig’s Eye Landing." Named after an old French trapper

Here's the best of the Rays' Minor League parks

Travel to four different states in a trek through Tampa Bay's system
July 19, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

Team-first Johnson mashes Marauders to victory

Top Bucs prospect racks up four hits, two homers at Single-A
July 14, 2023

Termarr Johnson came out swinging on the other side of the All-Star break. Before Friday, the top Pirates prospect had one four-hit effort, one multihomer game and one four-RBI performance to his name, all accomplished in different games. Now, the 19-year-old has two of each, and he achieved all three

Casual Friday: Kate Flannery's MiLB-filled weekend

'The Office' actress visited Wisconsin, Indianapolis and Fort Wayne
July 13, 2023

In the fictional world of the hit NBC sitcom “The Office,” Meredith Palmer is prone to mishaps, can be snarky and is known to enjoy a beverage or two. But Kate Flannery, the actress who portrayed the Dunder Mifflin employee for nine seasons, is nothing like her character. Just ask

Sod Poodles celebrate 527-foot homer in style

Amarillo gives away t-shirts to honor historic dinger hit last year
July 5, 2023

On July 16, 2022, Leandro Cedeño of the Amarillo Sod Poodles took a mighty hack at a 3-0 pitch in his third trip to the plate. Instantly, knowing he had crushed it, he sauntered out of the box and took a well-earned trot around the bases. Little did he know,

The best of the Yankees' Minor League ballparks

Travel around the East Coast to get a full taste of New York's farm
July 3, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

Hardman gives early fireworks show with 3 homers

Double-A Somerset slugger claims Eastern League dinger lead
July 1, 2023

Not even the calendar flipping to July could stop Tyler Hardman. It’s been a fruitful past two weeks for the 18th-ranked Yankees prospect. He slugged his first multihomer game of the season on June 17, notched another one on Wednesday and, three days later, left the yard three times in

Keith quickly gets first Triple-A HR out of the way

Top Tigers prospect reaches base five times in Mud Hens debut
June 29, 2023

Wherever Colt Keith goes, he mashes. And if anyone needed more proof of that, look no further than his first game with Triple-A Toledo. Just two pitches into his first at-bat after being promoted from Double-A Erie, MLB’s No. 42 prospect clobbered a 425-foot homer to straightaway center. He went

Parada's first multihomer game a real rollercoaster

Top Mets prospect leaves the yard, races for inside-the-park HR
June 23, 2023

One home run sailed far over the fence. The other bounced off the wall and rolled into center field. No matter how the dingers played out, top Mets prospect Kevin Parada still touched ‘em all twice for his first career multihomer game. “It felt good,” Parada said. “It’s a good

Wanna have a catch? MiLB celebrates Father's Day 

Recreating 'Field of Dreams' just one way top pops were honored
June 18, 2023

"Hey, Dad, you wanna have a catch?" The timeless quote from "Field of Dreams" film resonates much deeper on a certain Sunday in June. Several teams around Minor League Baseball paid tribute to that moment by bringing out fans and their fathers to have a catch (or play catch, however

Binghamton not short on love for strawberries

Mets' Double-A affiliate celebrates festival, legend with that name
June 15, 2023

The 41st annual Strawberry Festival in Owego, N.Y., takes place this weekend, and one Mets affiliate is uniquely positioned to celebrate it. The Double-A Rumble Ponies, located just a 25-minute drive away in Binghamton, have transformed into the Southern Tier Shortcakes for the next three days. But a strawberry-themed weekend

For one night, Bulls will be lollygagging around

Rays affiliate pays homage to memorable scene from 'Bull Durham'
June 14, 2023

One of Minor League Baseball’s most iconic franchises will be celebrating one of sports cinema’s most iconic movies with one of its most iconic scenes. OK, you get the point. But many would agree that "Bull Durham" is one of the best sports films of all time, and the Triple-A

With two more homers, there's no stopping Jung

Top Tigers prospect collects three XBH in same game for first time
June 9, 2023

If you looked up “ridiculous” in the dictionary, there’s a good chance that Jace Jung’s June numbers would be part of the definition. To say the top Tigers prospect has been on a tear lately would be an understatement. In eight games this month, Jung is slashing .485/.526/.848 with more

Influential owner Dave Elmore passes away

Elmore founded, owned several Minor League Baseball franchises
June 8, 2023

The baseball community mourns the loss of Dave Elmore, a beloved owner and founder of several Minor League teams, who passed away on Wednesday. He was 88. It’s apparent that few embodied the true spirit of Minor League Sports quite like Elmore, who was the founder of the Elmore Sports

What's in a date? For Rome, a pair of no-no's

Braves' High-A affiliate logs 9-inning milestone 18 years since last
June 7, 2023

On June 7, 2005, Braves prospects James Parr and Angelo Burrows combined to throw a no-hitter for the Rome Braves against the Savannah Sand Gnats, a then-Mets affiliate. As fate would have it, exactly 18 years later, Atlanta prospects Daniel Martinez and Luis Vargas combined to no-hit the Hickory Crawdads,

TinCaps, city of Fort Wayne honor AAGPBL club

Monument dedicated to female pro team Daisies unveiled
June 3, 2023

On a warm June night in northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne's Parkview Field was full of daisies. The Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, to be exact. The High-A TinCaps honored the city's AAGPBL team on Saturday, wearing replica jerseys and unveiling a monument dedicated to the club that

Wood introduces power early in Senators' tenure

Top Nats prospect's first Double-A extra-base hit is 9th HR of year
June 1, 2023

James Wood is moving on up, and moving on up with style. The top Nationals prospect clubbed his first Double-A home run on Thursday, his first extra-base hit since being promoted on May 28. Wood sports 60-grade power -- tied with his speed for his highest-graded tool -- and he

Teen sensation Salas lives up to billing in pro debut

Padres phenom doubles, singles and scores Storm's go-ahead run
May 31, 2023

Ethan Salas doesn't even have a learner's permit yet, but the 16-year-old phenom already has a license to hit. The Padres’ No. 3 prospect skipped over the Rookie-level Complex League entirely and was assigned to Single-A to begin his professional career. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Salas scored the

Jumbo night: Triple play, 20 runs and ... a wedding?

Jacksonville pulls out all the stops in action-packed victory
May 27, 2023

A lot of things happened at the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game on Saturday. It started with a triple play to escape a jam in the first inning and ended with the Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate hitting two grand slams and putting up 20 runs in a home game for the first