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New Hall of Famer Rolen credits Minors for work ethic

New Hall of Famer spent four seasons in the Phillies system
January 25, 2023

Scott Rolen donned an E5 hat while addressing the media Tuesday evening, a reminder that the fundamentals he learned in the game of baseball set the stage for important work off the field, even as he was being honored for his play on it. The eight-time Gold Glove-winning third baseman

Roving instructor: Service dog aids Giants' affiliates

January 24, 2023

As fans lined up at the gate for a summer game, the ballpark staff went through their typical pregame routines; scanning tickets, passing out programs, and welcoming fans to another beautiful day at PK park. Players come in and out of the gates, doing their own routines to prepare them

Reading staff remembers Rolen's time in 'Baseballtown'

January 25, 2023

(Reading, PA) - Before Tuesday night's Hall of Fame announcement, the resume for Scott Rolen was already an impressive one. Seven-time All Star, Rookie of the Year, World Champion, eight-time Gold Glove winner and now soon to be enshrined in Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame. Rolen was the lone

Road to The Show™: Brewers outfielder Chourio

No. 10 overall prospect experiences meteoric rise as a teenager
January 24, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Brewers prospect Jackson Chourio. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. It became evident very quickly in 2022 that the

Everett brings splash of color to new alternate uniforms

January 23, 2023

EVERETT, WA: The Everett AquaSox, the High-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, are going retro. Well, sort of. The club today revealed their color splash alternate home uniforms for next season’s Sunday home games. “This is a very exciting time for the AquaSox," said Danny Tetzlaff, the team's General Manager.

Johns to skipper Triple-A National Champion Durham

Johns succeeds Brady Williams, who was elevated to Rays Third Base Coach
January 24, 2023

The back-to-back Triple-A National Champion Durham Bulls, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Rays, have announced their field staff for the 2023 campaign at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, with Opening Night 2023 set for Friday, March 31. Michael Johns is set to join Durham as Manager, succeeding Brady Williams, who

Hillsboro's Gajownik named first female High-A skipper

New Hillsboro manager joins Tampa's Balkovec in historic hiring
January 20, 2023

PHOENIX -- When Ronnie Gajownik was growing up in Orlando, Fla., her dad would sometimes take her out of school to go to a Spring Training game with him. Baseball was a passion for her, but as she would stare out onto the field, there was something she didn't see

'09 International League MVP Duncan to manage SWB

2009 IL MVP returns to Yankees system to helm the RailRiders
January 20, 2023

MOOSIC, PA (January 20, 2022) – The New York Yankees have announced that Shelley Duncan has been named as the new manager for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Duncan re-joins the organization that drafted him and will lead the franchise that he won the International League MVP Award with in 2009. “We

Redmond visits home run cycle bat in Cooperstown

Cardinals prospect deeply honored by Hall of Fame's exhibit
January 19, 2023

Not even an hour after achieving one of the rarest feats in the history of baseball for Double-A Springfield, Chandler Redmond got some news that almost rivaled the accomplishment. The Hall of Fame wanted his bat. “Right after the game, a couple reporters had talked to our broadcaster [Andrew Buchbinder]

Whitlock joins Peoria as first in-uniform female coach

Manager Patrick Anderson back for 2023, Whitlock to become first uniformed female coach in Cardinals history
January 19, 2023

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Chiefs and parent club St. Louis Cardinals announced the Chiefs field staff for the 2023 season on Thursday. Returning for his second season in Peoria, skipper Patrick Anderson is back at the helm for the Chiefs. In 2022, Anderson recorded his 500th managerial win on

Road to The Show™: Cubs’ outfielder Alcantara

No. 86 overall prospect flashes star potential in first full season
January 17, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at third-ranked Cubs prospect Kevin Alcantara. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. As he approached the age of eligibility to sign

High-A Lake County announces new ownership group

Alan Miller and Jon Ryan, Owners of the Portland Pickles, to Lead the New Ownership Group for the Guardians High-A Affiliate
January 17, 2023

EASTLAKE, Ohio (January 17, 2023) — The Lake County Captains, minor league baseball team in the Midwest League and High-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians, are excited to announce new majority ownership. Entrepreneurs Alan Miller and Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Jon Ryan, both owners of COLLiDE Sport and the Portland

Somerset to add new scoreboard at TD Bank Ballpark

January 17, 2023

Bridgewater, New Jersey – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, have announced the team will be installing a new scoreboard consisting of three Daktronics LED video displays to entertain fans at TD Bank Ballpark beginning in 2023.

Cannon Ballers help Kannapolis community dream

Kannapolis hosts second annual MLK Dream Day celebration
January 14, 2023

To get from the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta to the home of the Cannon Ballers in Kannapolis, North Carolina, you’ll spend most of the four-hour drive on I-85. About 30 minutes past Charlotte, take exit 58 and follow signs for downtown Kannapolis. Then, appropriately, you’ll

Hats off to some of the coolest caps from 2022

New looks, nostalgia continue to captivate fans across the country
January 13, 2023

It's a small canvas, typically less than 5 square inches. But with that space, a great story can be told, by both the team and the person rocking it. Whether you connect with the history or just think the logo is cool, caps continue to be the most popular way

Podcast: Designing a Minor League hat

Before National Hat Day, cohosts design a MiLB cap of their own
January 13, 2023

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other podcast-listening apps. Send questions or feedback to [email protected], and follow hosts Tyler Maun (@TylerMaun), Sam Dykstra

Lopez takes over as manager of Triple-A Albuquerque

January 12, 2023

The Albuquerque Isotopes, in conjunction with the Colorado Rockies, today announced their 2023 coaching staff, including the promotion of Pedro Lopez to manager and the return of Jordan Pacheco as hitting coach. Joining Lopez and Pacheco in the dugout will be Bench Coach Bobby Meacham and Pitching Coach Chris Michalak(pronounced

Updates planned for West Michigan's LMCU Ballpark

January 12, 2023

COMSTOCK PARK, MI – For 30 years, LMCU Ballpark has hosted countless milestones and events that have left a lasting impression on the West Michigan community and the game of baseball. The home of the West Michigan Whitecaps has hosted more than 11 million fans, sent dozens of players to

Wilson to become Hot Rods' first female executive

January 11, 2023

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Bowling Green Ballpark Hot Rods Announce Historic Executive Changes Team names Leach President, Wolz GM, and Wilson AGM Bowling Green, Kentucky– The reigning, back-to-back South Atlantic League Champion Bowling Green Hot Rods (High-A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays) are excited to announce the promotions of

Wellman to skipper Triple-A El Paso in 35th MiLB year

January 11, 2023

EL PASO – January 11, 2023 – Phillip Wellman has been named the new manager of the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Chihuahuas and San Diego Padres announced today. Wellman becomes the seventh manager in Chihuahuas history. The Chihuahuas’ 2023 staff also includes pitching coach Scott Mitchell, assistant pitching coach Jimmy

Road to The Show™: White Sox outfielder Colas

Globetrotting outfielder nearing a new home on the South Side
January 10, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at second-ranked White Sox prospect Oscar Colas. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There are few players in the Minor Leagues