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Then and now: Southern League

Long after Aaron broke boundaries, circuit adding to its legacy
@Steph_Sheehan
March 23, 2022

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, MiLB.com provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more. Take a tour of the Double-A Southern League, where baseball

Then and now: Eastern League

Largest Double-A circuit enters its 11th decade of play
@JoeTrezz
March 21, 2022

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, MiLB.com provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more.

Then and now: Texas League 

One of the oldest active circuits navigated its way to Double-A
@TrujilloReports
January 29, 2022

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, MiLB.com provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more.

Rangel steers Braves to Double-A South crown

Right-hander strikes out eight, allows one run across six innings
September 26, 2021

The Double-A South belongs to the Mississippi Braves. After the M-Braves and Montgomery combined to score 36 runs in Games 3 and 4, the decisive Game 5 ended up being a pitchers’ duel. Led by Alan Rangel’s six one-run innings, the M-Braves clinched their first league title since 2008 with

The Show Before the Show: Episode 325

Erie's Wonders Night steals show as latest MiLB promo hit
September 10, 2021

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

The Show Before the Show: Episode 321

Pensacola provides explanation for Crabzilla, "ugly" uniforms
August 13, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 319

Tulsa's White bobblehead, Trade Deadline featured on pod
July 30, 2021

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The Show Before the Show: Episode 318

Rocket City clubbie Hearn shares stories from Pandas' early days
July 22, 2021

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On a mission:  Sod Poodles' Tabor twirls no-no

No. 22 D-backs prospect makes history with seven-inning gem
@MavalloneMiLB
July 12, 2021

Two outs away from making history, Matt Tabor saw his chances sinking along with a ball that seemed destined to touch the outfield grass. Yet fate -- with the help of a sparkling catch -- stayed on his side, and one pitch later, his historic feat was complete. With the

The Show Before the Show: Episode 313

Hunsickers share Reading family fun ahead of Father's Day
June 18, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Toolshed: Sugar Land, Somerset park factors

Previewing how two Atlantic League stadiums will play in Minors
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 26, 2021

Two weeks ago, change came to Minor League Baseball in many forms with the new 120-team structure. Last week, another piece of the puzzle fell into place with the 2021 schedules. The view of the Minor Leagues' return feels like it's getting clearer and clearer -- pandemic-pending, of course --

Braves made Minors history in Greenville

Mainstay for decades, team romped way to 100 wins in 1992
@JoshJacksonMiLB
January 4, 2021

Any Minor League franchise that sticks around for a while is bound to run into a good season or two, maybe even a championship. For the Greenville Braves, though, the 1992 campaign was more a matter of alchemy than statistical probability. “It was an unbelievable team we had from the

MLB Draft League opening in 2021

Four NYPL clubs, Trenton to be founding members of new circuit
@SamDykstraMiLB
November 30, 2020

A new league is set to become the next proving ground for some of baseball's best prospects before they begin their professional careers. The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, State College Spikes, Trenton Thunder, West Virginia Black Bears and Williamsport Crosscutters will serve as inaugural members of the MLB Draft League, set

Bases and ballots: Tulsa Drillers host early voters

ONEOK Field utilized as an election site over a three-day period
@BensBiz
November 3, 2020

Thursday through Saturday, the Tulsa Drillers helped stage what was arguably the most important event to take place at a Minor League Baseball stadium in 2020. Over 13,000 people attended the socially distanced multi-day occasion at ONEOK Field, and yet not a single one sat in the seating bowl. They

Barons advocate for local nonprofit helping Latinos

¡HICA! among well-deserving winners for MiLB CommUNITY grant
August 25, 2020

Adjusting to a new country and language can be rough, even in normal times. Add a worldwide pandemic to the mix and those challenges become more difficult. Enter Hannah Echols, marketing and promotions coordinator for the Birmingham Barons, who knew exactly the group she wanted to nominate for Minor League

Dreams Go On for worthy cause close to Curve

Local nonprofit among five MiLB CommUNITY grant recipients
August 24, 2020

It didn’t take long for Altoona's Annie Choiniere to decide which organization she wanted to nominate for Minor League Baseball's CommUNITY grant program. It was Dreams Go On, and for excellent reason.

Looking back at Voit's astounding August 2016

Yankees slugger showed flashes during Texas League summer
August 20, 2020

Yankees fans have gotten used to the power and production Luke Voit provides in the Bronx. But fans of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals got an early look at Voit's talents toward the end of the 2016 campaign.

Toolshed: Recent noteworthy SL seasons

Goldschmidt's final MiLB season, plenty of Cubs feature on list
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 11, 2020

This space started honoring the short-season leagues after their respective campaigns were delayed in June. Now following the cancellation of all Minor League Baseball in 2020, we're turning it into an appreciation of the full-season circuits as well. So Toolshed is revisiting the 10 most notable individual seasons put together

Minor League caps tell stories for fans

Hat enthusiasts spark conversation with choices, collections
@tylermaun
August 10, 2020

This month we’re profiling Minor League Baseball fans across the country who go to impressive lengths to show their love of the game in creative ways and stay connected to their favorite teams even when the action on the field is on hold. Do you think you can stake your

Toolshed: Recent noteworthy EL seasons

Guerrero's .400 chase, several Reading sluggers stood out in 2010s
@SamDykstraMiLB
August 4, 2020

This space started honoring the short-season leagues after their respective campaigns were delayed in June. Now following the cancellation of all Minor League Baseball in 2020, we're turning it into an appreciation of the full-season circuits as well. So Toolshed is revisiting the 10 most notable individual seasons put together

Dudley Field played home to historic outburst

Diablos, Golden Gators set Texas League records in 35-21 slugfest
@RobTnova24
July 30, 2020

No place in Minor League Baseball history provided the spectacle that El Paso's Dudley Field did regularly in its heyday. At an elevation of more than 4,000 feet, the dry desert air and constant high winds combined with quirky outfield dimensions made the stadium a launching pad for baseballs. Throw

A well-trodden road: Travelers pass test of time

Texas League's longest-tenured team name dates back to 1901
@tylermaun
July 24, 2020

With so much focus year after year on the newest and wildest rebranding projects in Minor League Baseball, MiLB.com takes a look at the flip side. This spring and summer, we will be profiling teams with some of the longest continually used nicknames in each league. Next up: the Texas

Looking back at emotional month for Woodruff

Brewers righty broke out in July 2016 despite family tragedy
July 23, 2020

July 2016 was a terrible month for Brandon Woodruff and his family. The right-handed Brewers prospect had been pitching for Double-A Biloxi for nearly two months when word came on July 15 that his older brother Blake had died from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. The younger Woodruff went

Crooked Numbers: Looking back at the weirdness

A rollicking compendium of strange-but-true on-field occurrences
@BensBiz
July 23, 2020

One of the greatest things about baseball -- perhaps the very best thing -- is that you never know when you're going to see something that you've never seen before. Every pitch, every swing and every moment is imbued with the potential of the unprecedented. That's where Crooked Numbers comes

Wellman following in father's footsteps 

Managing has become family business for Phillip, Brett
July 20, 2020

At first glance, it doesn't seem like much is amiss at HODGETOWN in Amarillo, Texas. There's a baseball game being played on the diamond, complete with scoreboard updates and sound effects. Socially distanced fans are spread throughout the confines or basking in the sun beyond the outfield grass. Even broadcaster