Rain, concert make Missoula baseball stadium unplayable
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Torrential rain prior to a Mumford & Sons concert held at Ogren-Allegiance Park in Missoula combined to make the minor league baseball stadium unplayable for a...
Portland Sea Dogs welcome 10 millionth fan through gates
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Sea Dogs have welcomed 10 million fans through their turnstiles.
Maine's minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, reached the...
Man charged in stadium bomb threat amid Muslim dispute
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A man has been charged in connection with an online bomb threat at a Connecticut minor league baseball stadium amid a dispute between the team's owner and a Muslim civil...
Appeals court expands minor leaguers salary lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has expanded a lawsuit by minor league baseball players alleging they are being paid less than minimum wage.
Minor league owner says he’ll meet with religious leaders
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The owner of two minor league baseball teams who had refused to meet with a Muslim civil rights group said Friday he will host a gathering of leaders of various...
Coroner: Taco eating contestant died by choking
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California coroner says a man choked to death while participating in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game.
Minor league owner refuses to meet with Muslim rights group
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The owner of two minor league baseball teams is refusing to meet with a Muslim civil rights group, accusing it of supporting terrorists.
Man dies after competing in California taco-eating contest
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in California, authorities said Wednesday.
The Latest: Team cancels taco-eating championship
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the death of man after a taco-eating competition (all times local):
A minor league baseball team in central California has canceled...
Minor league team to end 21-year run in O’Fallon
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — After more than two decades of play, the minor league baseball team in O'Fallon, Missouri, will cease operation after this season.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The owner and president of the Triple-A baseball team that will start play in Wichita, Kansas, next year said the new $75 million stadium will be the site of a lot more than...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A decision to have President Trump's former communications director Sean Spicer throw out the first pitch at a Rhode Island minor league baseball game on "Pride Night at the...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former members of the Hartford Whalers hockey team are gathered in the city to take in some minor league baseball.
The Double-A Hartford Yard Goats are honoring the...
In so many ways, Mauricio Dubon's ascent to the big leagues has been unusual.
Point No. 1 is simple: No major league player has ever been born-and-raised in Honduras. On Sunday, the...
PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel has thrown 14 innings of minor league baseball for two teams in two states over the past six days. There were a lot of good pitches and a few bad ones, but...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis' minor league baseball team says a child was hospitalized after being hit by a foul ball during a game Saturday night.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in California apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and...
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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — After luring Pawtucket, Rhode Island's minor league baseball team, the city of Worcester, Massachusetts may be going after its most famous business.
Blue Jays super prospect Guerrero feels ready for majors
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — While saying he's ready to make his major league debut, Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero didn't need a translator to insist he's not frustrated over still playing...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop prospect Ji-Hwan Bae has been suspended for 30 games for violating minor league baseball's domestic violence policy.
Connecticut minor league team to get a new name
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Tigers minor league baseball team is getting a new name.
General Manager Dave Schermerhorn says the Detroit Tigers affiliate wants to rebrand for the...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Don Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city, so the president of the Las Vegas Aviators understands what the Oakland Athletics are going...
PHOENIX (AP) — Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and it was a dream fulfilled when they selected him in the 31st round in...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow began the next step of his quest to make it to the major leagues , working out with the Triple-A Syracuse Mets on Tuesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former minor league baseball player in West Virginia who spent more than 25 years in prison for a sexual assault conviction before his sentence was vacated has reached a...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Grueling, late-night road trips are a loathed hallmark of minor league baseball, and most ballplayers can't wait to leave bus life behind.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With a New England accent and penchant for colorful detail delivered without taking a breath — at least when he's in sales-pitch mode — Baby Cakes owner Lou Schwechheimer is...
MLB will use independent Atlantic League to experiment rules
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will use the independent Atlantic League to experiment with rules changes and equipment.
MLB and the minor league announced a three-year agreement...
Las Vegas Aviators’ ballpark gets massive LED video display
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The ballpark of the recently renamed Las Vegas Aviators now features a massive LED video display that the team says is the largest of its kind in the Minor Leagues.
Team owner The Howard Hughes Corp. on Monday said the display is approximately 31 feet (9.45 meters) high and 126 feet (38.4 meters) wide. It will show live video, instant replays, statistics and animations.
Democrat J.D. Scholten starting Iowa anti-poverty nonprofit
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat J.D. Scholten, a former minor league baseball player who narrowly lost his bid to defeat Republican Rep. Steve King in Iowa's 4th Congressional District, says he's keeping his political options open but will help create an Iowa nonprofit organization that fights poverty.
The group, called Working Hero Iowa, will encourage eligible people to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which can benefit low-income workers.
Veteran Arkansas newspaper sportswriter Jim Bailey dies
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Longtime Arkansas sportswriter Jim Bailey has died.
His son Bob Bailey tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that his father died Wednesday night at his home in Little Rock. He was 86.
Las Vegas baseball Triple-A team unveils new ‘Aviators’ name
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The minor league baseball team formerly called the 51s will debut at its new suburban ballpark in April as the Las Vegas Aviators.
Team owner the Howard Hughes Corp. unveiled the new name and logo Saturday near the 10,000-seat stadium being built at the company's Downtown Summerlin commercial center near the Red Rock Resort casino.
The team has also changed its Triple-A affiliation from New York Mets to Oakland Athletics.
Colorado Springs baseball team named Rocky Mountain Vibes
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The minor league baseball team that moved from Helena, Montana to Colorado Springs has a new name — the Rocky Mountain Vibes.
Team officials announced the mascot would be a s'more with his hair on fire named Toasty Vibes.
Colorado Springs lost its Triple-A Sky Sox baseball team to San Antonio, Texas, and gained the Rookie level team from the Pioneer League, which led to the re-naming.
Virginia city scores minor league team of its own
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city has scored a minor league team of its own.
The Free-Lance Star of Fredericksburg reports the City Council Tuesday unanimously approved the development and shared use agreement with Potomac Baseball, LLC for a $35 million multipurpose stadium in Celebrate Virginia South.
Concert will raise money for Hurricane Florence victims
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A concert is set in South Carolina next month to raise money for Hurricane Florence victims.
The 10-hour Hurricane Florence Benefit Concert is set Nov. 11 at the TicketReturn.com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball team.
Performers scheduled to appear include Michael Ray, Carly Pearce, Love & Theft and the Davisson Brothers Band.
Baseball team’s name makes a stink, takes off like a rocket
MADISON, Ala. (AP) — A new Alabama minor league baseball team's name is taking off like a rocket after making a big stink.
Meet the Madison-based Rocket City Trash Pandas.
Al.com reports the team held an event Saturday to unveil their new logo and start merchandise sales. They will begin playing in 2020.
Minor league team in O’Fallon vows to play despite lockout
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in suburban St. Louis is vowing to be on the field in 2019, even after being locked out of its city-owned ballpark.
The city of O'Fallon has terminated its lease with the River City Rascals, an independent Frontier League team unaffiliated with any major league team.
But the Rascals say on the team website that reports of unpaid bills are inaccurate. The note says the team "has every intention of playing baseball in 2019 and beyond."
Worcester City Council approves minor league baseball deal
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox proposed move to Worcester, Massachusetts, has taken a significant step forward with approval from the city council.
The Worcester City Council on Wednesday approved a proposal and financing plan negotiated by City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. by a 9-1 margin.
Sea Dogs president stepping down after quarter century
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The president of the Portland Sea Dogs is stepping down after serving with the minor league baseball team for the entirety of its quarter century of existence.
Charlie Eshbach, who announced his decision on Monday, will continue serving as a senior adviser.
Baseball team changes name to Rocket City Trash Pandas
MADISON, Ala. (AP) — A minor league baseball team in Alabama has changed its name to the Rocket City Trash Pandas following months of brainstorming.
News outlets report the Mobile BayBears will take on the new moniker when the team moves to Madison, a Huntsville suburb. The owner of the Southern League franchise, BallCorps Inc., revealed the new name Wednesday night.
New Orleans AAA club applies to relocate to Wichita
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The agency which oversees state-owned sports facilities says New Orleans' minor league baseball franchise has filed an application to relocate to Wichita, Kansas, after the 2021 season.
Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District chairman Kyle France calls the decision by the New Orleans Baby Cakes "sad." But France asserts that the LSED remains committed to keeping the suburban New Orleans baseball stadium occupied by a professional baseball franchise long-term.
Blindfolded baseball team to play visually impaired squad
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A minor league baseball team from New Hampshire will take the field as normal except for one thing — they will be blindfolded.
Pawtucket officials mull future of baseball stadium
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials are pondering the future of a city-owned stadium now that the minor league Pawtucket Red Sox have announced they intend to leave for Massachusetts.
Moon Possums? Voting begins on baseball team name
MADISON, Ala. (AP) — The Moon Possums, Comet Jockeys and Space Chimps are among the five possible names for the minor league baseball team moving to Madison.
Team owner Ballcorps, LLC on Friday announced the proposed name. Thunder Sharks and Trash Pandas round out the final five names. Most of the proposed names gave a nod to the region's deep connections to the national space exploration program.
The Latest: PawSox planning move to Massachusetts
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a plan to move the Pawtucket Red Sox from Rhode Island to Massachusetts (all times local):
The Pawtucket Red Sox say they have signed a letter of intent to build a new ballpark in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Minor League trademark hints at possible PawSox move
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — What's in a name?
For fans of the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate, it may be a hint of where the team might play in the future.
Minor League Baseball has applied for three trademarks on the word "WooSox," a name that hints the Pawtucket Red Sox may be seriously considering a move to Worcester.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Spending the weekend in Cooperstown, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. received a reminder of how much dedication it took his father to earn induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
It was a timely lesson for Guerrero now that minor league baseball's acclaimed top prospect has entered the next phase of his career.