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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

Alguacil returns as Flying Squirrels manager in 2020

Giants set full Richmond field staff for upcoming season
January 13, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. - José Alguacil will return to manage the Richmond Flying Squirrels for the 2020 season, the San Francisco Giants announced on Monday. Steve Kline will also return to Richmond as the pitching coach and Doug Clark has been appointed as the Flying Squirrels' hitting coach.

Chris Ray selected as recipient of 2020 Paul Keyes RBI Award

Former MLB pitcher, Center of the Universe Brewing co-founder to be honored at Hot Stove Banquet on Jan. 22
January 9, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. - Former MLB pitcher and co-founder of Center of the Universe Brewing Chris Ray has been named the recipient of the 2020 Paul Keyes RBI Award, the Richmond Flying Squirrels announced on Thursday.

Flying Squirrels President Lou DiBella elected to International Boxing Hall of Fame

December 4, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond Flying Squirrels President & Managing General Partner Lou DiBella has been elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, the Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday.

Brian Jordan headlining Flying Squirrels' annual Hot Stove Banquet

Former MLB, NFL star returns to Richmond on Jan. 22
November 20, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Former two-sport standout at the University of Richmond, National League All-Star outfielder and National Football League safety Brian Jordan will be the headlining guest for the Richmond Flying Squirrels' annual Charity Hot Stove Banquet on Wed., Jan. 22 at the Siegel Center, the Flying Squirrels announced on

Flying Squirrels, Center of the Universe Brewing reveal finalists for new beer name

Fans asked to vote to name new grapefruit shandy coming in 2020
October 22, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Center of the Universe Brewing Company (COTU) in conjunction with Entercom Richmond revealed four finalists for the name of a new beer set to debut in the spring of 2020. Fans are being asked to vote for the winning name of the

Former Flying Squirrels across MLB in 2019

34 Flying Squirrels alumni played in the majors this year
October 16, 2019

In the franchise's 10 seasons, the Richmond Flying Squirrels have seen 67 of their alumni go on to play in the major leagues. In 2019, there were 34 former Flying Squirrels players who played in the big leagues.

Name submissions for new Flying Squirrels, COTU beer now open

New Grapefruit Shandy will debut Spring 2020
October 11, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels and Center of the Universe Brewing Company (COTU) in conjunction with Entercom Richmond are calling on fans to submit names for their new beer, which will debut in the spring of 2020.

Flying Squirrels, VMHC present "Hamilton Arrives" at The Diamond on Nov. 16

Event welcomes arrival of HAMILTON to Richmond with fireworks and more
October 9, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels and the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) will host "HAMILTON Arrives: Fireworks Spectacular at The Diamond" on Sat., Nov. 16, as part of a series of events coinciding with the arrival of HAMILTON at the Altria Theatre in Richmond and Chrysler

Bart selected for Fall Stars Game

Flying Squirrels catcher hitting .333 with four homers in Arizona Fall League
October 9, 2019

Richmond Flying Squirrels catcher Joey Bart has been selected for the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game presented by Bowman Baseball Cards, the league announced on Tuesday.

Flying Squirrels nominated for top MiLB award

John H. Johnson President's Award honors Minor League Baseball's top "complete franchise"
October 3, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels have been selected as the Eastern League's nominee for the John H. Johnson President's Award, Minor League Baseball's top honor, as announced by the league on Thursday morning.

Flying Squirrels alumni in the 2019 MLB Postseason

Duffy, Strickland, Duvall among former Flying Squirrels in this year's playoffs
October 3, 2019

The 2019 MLB Postseason began earlier this week with the NL and AL Wild Card Games, and the Division Series games begin tonight. The Flying Squirrels' parent club, the San Francisco Giants, missed out on this year's playoffs, but there are still a handful of former Squirrels to pull for

Parney named Eastern League Executive of the Year

Flying Squirrels VP & COO selected for award for third time
October 2, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. - Richmond Flying Squirrels Vice President & COO Todd "Parney" Parnell has been named the 2019 Eastern League Executive of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday morning. It is the third time Parney has been selected for the award, which will be presented at the Baseball Winter