Remembering a Hall of Fame Career
Biz Mackey honored in Negro Leagues centennial
Like a row of Texas bluebonnets on a spring day, the legacy of James Raleigh “Biz” Mackey just keeps on blooming.
It all started in 2006 when Mackey was installed posthumously in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The bloom continued in 2018 with the publication of a book, which
Feeling Grateful for a ‘Miracle’ Recovery
Rich Dauer looks back on a scary day in Houston in 2017
In the best baseball news that I have heard all spring, Rich Dauer says he is feeling good physically.
He says he is feeling “perfectly fine” some 29 months after he had emergency brain surgery on the day of the Houston Astros’ World Series championship celebration.
“I hope I don’t
Staying Busy During Tough Times
Missions Champion Johan Limonta Feels Blessed to Coach the Game
The coronavirus seemingly affects everything in American life these days. But Johan Limonta isn’t too concerned about what sort of impact it might have on his job as a Houston-area youth baseball instructor.
Limonta, a playoff star for the 2013 Texas League champion San Antonio Missions, lives in Katy. His
Hunkering Down in a Pandemic
Rick Sweet Embraces the Challenges of a New World
Normally, San Antonio Missions manager Rick Sweet spends most of March on a baseball field at spring training. He reports to work on a daily basis, either attending meetings, conducting practices or observing from the dugout as players battle for roster spots in minor-league exhibition games.
This year, it’s different.
Seeing it All From the Radio Booth
Mike Saeger Reflects on a Decade as the "Voice of the Missions"
Mike Saeger has seen it all in baseball. Winners and losers. No-hitters and walk-off grand slams. The 53-year-old Californian has even seen a ground-rule double that rolled into the dugout.
“It was probably one of the craziest plays I’ve witnessed personally,” said Saeger, a 29-year veteran radio broadcaster who
Overachieving With Consistent Performance
Thomas Jankins earns an invitation to major league spring training
Thomas Jankins likes to stay as busy as possible in the winter months. In fact, Jankins spends so much time with baseball when he’s away from his summer job as a pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, it’s like he hardly has any offseason at all.
For the past three
Unveiling a bygone era of Missions history
Epic scrapbook documents 16 summers of Texas League baseball
Family members of the late Dan Morales would love to know more detail about the life of their beloved patriarch.But for now, they'll just continue to cheer the discovery of an old newspaper article that sheds new light on his most notable gift to the sports world - a scrapbook
Declaring a National Puffy Taco Day
Missions Will Honor a San Antonio Food Favorite -- Along With Their Beloved Mascot
Raise a frosty glass of your favorite cold beer, and pass the picante sauce, please. The San Antonio Missions have declared May 22 as National Puffy Taco Day.In addition, the local Pacific Coast League baseball club will transform itself into the San Antonio Puffy Tacos from May 22-24 for the
Alamo Irish Classic Returns to Wolff Stadium
Notre Dame, UTSA, UIW, and Toledo Make Up the Four-Team Field
San Antonio - Wolff Stadium will once again host the Alamo Irish Classic. The four-day, round-robin style tournament will run from Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23. The tournament's namesake, Notre Dame University, will be joined by the University of Texas at San Antonio, the UIW, and the University
Returning for a Poignant Homecoming
New Missions Trainer Serves as an Inspiration in a Military Family
Lanning Tucker's grandfather served in the U.S. military in World War II. His father did a tour of duty in Vietnam with the Army's 101st Airborne. If not for a freak injury suffered in a college physical education class, Tucker, a former Jay High School student, might have landed in the Army
Feeling "the Drive and the Fire"
Missions Manager Rick Sweet Embraces a New Challenge
Leading into the final few wintry days of January, with February on the horizon, 67-year-old baseball lifer Rick Sweet always feels the same churning in his gut. The racing pulse of exhilaration. The excitement of a new season."Absolutely," Sweet said. "If I didn't enjoy this, if I didn't look forward to
San Antonio Missions Announce 2020 Field Staff
Rick Sweet Returns as Manager
San Antonio - The San Antonio Missions in conjunction with the Milwaukee Brewers announced today their field staff for the 2020 season. Rick Sweet returns for his second season as the Missions manager. He will be joined on staff by Hitting Coach Al LeBoeuf, Pitching Coach Jim Henderson, Coach Ned
San Antonio Missions Announce 2020 Schedule
Opening Day Set for Thursday, April 9
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Missions Baseball Club announced its schedule for the 2020 season today. 2020 will be San Antonio's second season as a member of the Pacific Coast League and the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. For the first time since 2016 the Missions will open
Former Missions Outfielder Trent Grisham Named Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Player of the Year
Grisham Played in 34 Games for San Antonio in 2019
SAN ANTONIO - The Milwaukee Brewers announced today the winners of 2019 Robin Yount Performance Awards, which are given annually to the organization's top performers in the minor leagues. Former San Antonio Missions outfielder, Trent Grisham, was tabbed as the Player of the Year.Grisham joined the Missions on June 20
Missions Catcher David Freitas Wins Pacific Coast League Batting Title
Freitas Becomes Third Catcher in PCL History to Win the Batting Title
SAN ANTONIO - In San Antonio's inaugural season in Triple-A Baseball's Pacific Coast League, Missions catcher David Freitas has been tabbed as the league batting champion. Freitas hit .381 (125-for-328) in 85 games with Tacoma and San Antonio.Freitas becomes the first catcher to win the Pacific Coast League batting title