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Flying Squirrels in the 2020 MLB Postseason

Five former Richmond players are on initial playoff rosters
September 30, 2020

The 2020 MLB Postseason is officially under way, and five former Richmond Flying Squirrels players have landed on playoff rosters.

Flying Squirrels opening 'Diamond Disc Golf' at the Ballpark

Nine-hole disc golf course opens at The Diamond on Sept. 10
September 3, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels will open up the ballpark for Diamond Disc Golf presented by Woodfin beginning Thursday, September 10 at The Diamond.

Flying Squirrels, Elephant Insurance looking for fans to 'bring the heat'

Fans can submit videos showing off their arms for a chance to win prizes
August 31, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Elephant Insurance have partnered to present “Bringing the Heat,” a new series in which fans can submit videos of themselves showing off their best pitch for a chance to win prizes.

Flying Squirrels' July 4th celebration honored as MiLB's July Promotion of the Month

“Richmond Together Under the Lights” earns top promo nod
August 13, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels’ Fourth of July celebration, “Richmond Together Under the Lights,” a partnership with CBS 6 and the City of Richmond, has been named as Minor League Baseball’s Promotion of the Month for July, MiLB announced on Thursday.

Squirrels hosting Q&A with member of T.C. Williams state title team at showing of "Remember the Titans" on Thursday

1971 T.C. Williams defensive back Derick “Sugarbabe” Hopson to attend Movies in the Outfield this week
July 21, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Derick “Sugarbabe” Hopson, a member of the 1971 T.C. Williams High School state championship team, will participate in a pre-movie Q&A session at the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ Movies in the Outfield showing of “Remember the Titans” on Thursday night at The Diamond.

Weekly Funnville Friday Hour Hours Coming to The Diamond

Flying Squirrels hosting unique, socially distant experience every Friday night
July 16, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels will host Funnville Friday Happy Hour every week from 5-8 p.m. with live music, food and drinks at The Diamond beginning on Friday, July 24.

Flying Squirrels to host Movies in the Outfield

Twice-a-week series begins this Thursday night with classic baseball film, “Field of Dreams”
July 6, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels will begin hosting Movies in the Outfield, a socially distanced movie-going experience on the field at The Diamond, beginning Thursday night.

Domino stepping down as Flying Squirrels' Chief Executive

July 2, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Flying Squirrels Chief Executive Chuck Domino is stepping down from his role with the organization effective immediately, the team announced on Thursday.

2020 Flying Squirrels, Minor League Baseball season canceled

Tickets purchased for the 2020 season can be moved to 2021 once next season’s schedule has been released
June 30, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Major League Baseball informed the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Tuesday that the 2020 Minor League Baseball season has been canceled due the COVID-19 crisis.

Flying Squirrels, Brown Distributing, CBS 6 looking to honor heroes on July 4

Submissions being accepted to recognize local military personnel and veterans during Independence Day celebration
June 22, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Brown Distributing and CBS 6 will recognize military personnel and veterans with Honoring Our Heroes presented by Brown Distributing on July 4 at The Diamond.

Flying Squirrels, City of Richmond, CBS 6 to present Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Independence Day fireworks celebration to be broadcast live on July 4
June 19, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels, the City of Richmond and CBS 6 will provide a special Independence Day fireworks show at The Diamond on Saturday, July 4 for the Richmond community.

Squirrels hosting Father's Day catch on the field, to-go picnic

Bring Dad to The Diamond to toss a baseball around on a professional field
June 12, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels are inviting fans to bring their dads out for Father’s Day Catch on the Field on Sunday, June 21 at The Diamond. The team is currently accepting a limited number of reservations for half-hour time slots to play catch on the field at

Squirrels launching weekly radio show, podcast

“The Funnville Nine driven by AAA” debuts Monday, June 8 on Sports Radio 910 The Fan
June 8, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Entercom Richmond have partnered to create “The Funnville Nine driven by AAA,” a new weekly radio show and podcast featuring in-depth, behind-the-scenes interviews with Flying Squirrels players, coaches and figures. The half-hour show will air every Monday at 6 p.m. on Sports

Flying Squirrels looking for All-Stars in the community

Squirrels partnering with Elephant Insurance to recognize individuals in the area making a positive difference
May 28, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Elephant Insurance have launched the Community All-Star of the Week program, and they are turning to fans for help in finding nominees. The Flying Squirrels want to recognize members of the local community, such as healthcare workers, first responders and teachers, helping

Flying Squirrels to offer ballpark food pick-up with 'Funnville Foodie Fridays'

Ballpark foods, beer and wine available curbside at The Diamond on Fridays beginning this week
May 18, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels will have ballpark food available for curbside pickup with Funnville Foodie Fridays on deck at The Diamond. The first Funnville Foodie Friday will be this Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"Opening Day" Fundraisers, Flying Squirrels Charities to donate $40,000 to local COVID-19 relief

April 16 fundraising efforts to benefit organizations assisting families and individuals across the Richmond region
April 22, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Last week’s “500 Bases of Love” and “Bring it Home” fundraisers by the Richmond Flying Squirrels and Sports Radio 910 The Fan raised more than $30,000 for COVID-19 relief. With an additional $10,000 contribution from Flying Squirrels Charities, more than $40,000 will be distributed to local organizations

Flying Squirrels, Sports Radio 910 The Fan to host "Bring it Home" fundraiser on Thursday

Celebrity guests, prize giveaways with Wes McElroy and Parney to raise funds for local COVID-19 support
April 13, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Sports Radio 910 The Fan have partnered for the “Bring It Home Funn-raiser," which will take place on Thursday from 2-6 p.m., in an effort to bring the Richmond community closer together and to help those fighting on the front lines against

Parney to walk '500 Bases of Love' for COVID-19 relief on Apr. 16

Flying Squirrels VP & COO to circle the bases in effort to raise funds for local coronavirus relief
April 9, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Flying Squirrels’ VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell will walk the bases at The Diamond on Thursday, April 16 to help raise help raise funds for Richmond-area organizations assisting with COVID-19 relief efforts.

A Message from the Flying Squirrels

April 8, 2020

These are unprecedented times and we are grateful for such a terrific relationship with the entire RVA region. In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with our local and state government and health officials, we will have home games that are postponed because of the pandemic.

Which Flying Squirrels alumni have had the best MLB careers?

Ranking the MLB careers (so far) of Squirrels in the Show
March 30, 2020

Over the last decade, nearly 70 alumni of the Richmond Flying Squirrels have gone on to play in the majors. Many of them played important roles in the Giants’ World Series titles in 2012 and 2014.

After return to Richmond, Shaw seals 2019 with special homecoming

After disappointing demotion, Shaw’s 2019 journey culminates in realization of childhood dream
March 24, 2020

Chris Shaw was shocked when he found out he was being sent back down to Double-A. Just seven months earlier, he had suited up for his major-league debut in San Francisco. Last March, he got the word he would be heading back to the level he thought he had graduated

Flying Squirrels offer "digital field trip" for Richmond-area students

Team sharing Education Day activities online for students grades K-5
March 24, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.

Start of Richmond Flying Squirrels, MiLB season delayed indefinitely

March 12, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. - Minor League Baseball announced on Thursday afternoon it will delay the start of the 2020 season, including the Richmond Flying Squirrels, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Further decisions about the start of the 2020 season will be made at a later date.

Former Braves star Andruw Jones coming to RVA for Flying Squirrels' Opening Night

Five-time NL All-Star, former Richmond Braves outfielder to help ring in 2020 season at The Diamond
January 22, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. - Former MLB standout Andruw Jones will be the special guest for Opening Night as the Richmond Flying Squirrels begin their home schedule at The Diamond on April 16, the team announced on Wednesday. The five-time National League All-Star will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign

Flying Squirrels, COTU reveal 'Richmond Rally Cap' as name for new beer

New grapefruit shandy set for release this spring
January 21, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. - The votes have been tallied, and the new official beer of the Richmond Flying Squirrels will be called Richmond Rally Cap, the Flying Squirrels and Center of the University Brewing Company (COTU) in conjunction with Entercom Richmond announced on Tuesday. The new grapefruit shandy will be released