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These are the best May promos

From Hype Hens to King Cakes and so much more
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Welcome to Promo Preview, a monthly compendium of Minor League Baseball promotions to look forward to. May's highlights include nonagenarian icons, Mardi Gras sweets, reinterpretations of local disasters and, of course, much more. Let's get to it.

Guardians' Frias has baseball in his DNA

Third baseman learns from vets, shares passion with teammates
April 26, 2024

RICHMOND, Va. – Dayan Frias was immersed in the world of baseball from a young age. His dad’s heavy involvement within the sport gave Frias a front row seat of what a career in baseball would look like. Wherever his dad, David, was playing, training players, or managing a team

Indy's Skenes breaks down his wicked arsenal

MLB's No. 3 prospect dives into what makes his pitches so filthy
April 21, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS -- Paul Skenes was a national champion at LSU. He became a No. 1 overall pick with the Pirates in 2023. He’s been the Minors’ most dominant pitcher at Triple-A Indianapolis to begin 2024. And in many ways, he still thinks like that catcher calling pitches for Air Force

Check out these MiLB promos that celebrate women in sports

March 12, 2024

Innovation and family-friendliness have long been hallmarks of Minor League Baseball, so it only makes sense that Minors teams are continually seeking ways to make their ballparks more welcoming -- and more fun -- for girls and women. More and more Minor League teams are finding creative ways to celebrate

Take a walk -- or ride -- in the park with these teams

Great footpaths, bike trails abound at Minor League destinations
December 12, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guide series opens the door to great baseball road trips and vacations all over the United States (and in one Canadian city), and once you've gone through that door, we're here to help you explore the great Minors cities and towns you'll find outside of it.

Johnston leads Marlins' Organization All-Stars

First baseman's 20-20 season among top Miami performances
November 29, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Miami Marlins.

Ballpark chef brings Italian touch to concessions

Lehigh Valley's Buccino proud to represent 'the culture of food'
November 20, 2023

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The 2023 season was Alessandro Buccino’s first as executive chef for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. This despite the fact that, for most of his life, he never gave any thought to a career in the food service industry. But, then again, he also hadn’t thought that he'd

Marsee, Bliss highlight Fall League award winners

Circuit celebrates top hitters, pitchers and sportsmanship in desert
November 11, 2023

The 31st rendition of the Arizona Fall League has come to a close, and it comes as no surprise that baseball’s best prospects shined in the desert-based circuit. The Fall League has annually given the Joe Black MVP Award to the top performer, and the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award has

Montgomery mirroring Seager in Fall League

No. 1 White Sox prospect drawing parallels to Rangers slugger
October 20, 2023

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A 6-foot-4, left-handed-hitting shortstop with a sweet swing is manning shortstop for the Glendale Desert Dogs. But it's not 2013-14. It's 2023, after all. Now it’s top-ranked White Sox prospect Colson Montgomery following -- literally -- in the cleat marks of his new favorite player, Rangers shortstop

Anthony, Yorke lead Red Sox Organization All-Stars

System sees youngsters break out as potential Boston stars
October 17, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. First up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series is the Boston Red Sox. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Worcester: 79-68

Penrod's amazing story continues in Fall League

Red Sox prospect dominates two months removed from indy ball
October 10, 2023

MESA, Ariz. -- Zach Penrod's story is one of the best of this year's Arizona Fall League. It added another chapter Monday night. The Red Sox left-hander struck out five and scattered one hit and two walks over four scoreless innings in Glendale's 2-0 win over Mesa at Sloan Park.

Check out 10 of Mike Veeck's zaniest promotions

New documentary features maverick executive's wildest ballpark stunts
September 25, 2023

The Saint of Second Chances, a new documentary now streaming on Netflix, traces Mike Veeck’s professional implosion and resurrection. The implosion was caused by Disco Demolition Night, an infamous disaster that Veeck staged in 1979 while serving as promotions director for the Chicago White Sox (a team then owned by

Langford announces Triple-A arrival in style

MLB's No. 13 overall prospect delivers four hits in Express debut
September 20, 2023

A little over two months after being selected by the Rangers with the fourth overall pick in the 2023 Draft, Wyatt Langford was stepping to the plate for his Triple-A debut. Though the No. 13 prospect in baseball had already surged through the previous tiers of Texas’ system, one might

Who will be MiLB Pitching Prospect of the Year?

Snelling, Thorpe and Horton finalists for top hurling award
September 17, 2023

It’s almost time for awards season, everyone! At least at the Minor League level it is. At 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 2, MLB Network will air the inaugural MiLB Awards Show, with host Matt Vasgergian handing out a slew of honors, recognizing some of the best prospects, performances

Smell familiar? Skunk once again interrupts Baysox-Senators game

September 13, 2023

Something is in the air when these two teams meet. For the second time this season, a skunk has interrupted play between the Double-A Bowie Baysox (Orioles) and Harrisburg Senators (Nationals). In the bottom of the sixth inning on Tuesday night at Harrisburg’s FNB Field, a black-and-white striped critter appeared

First ever MiLB Awards Show to air on MLB Network on Oct. 2

September 12, 2023

Catching a glimpse of the stars of tomorrow has never been easier. MLB Network will showcase the best of what Minor League Baseball has to offer with the inaugural MiLB Awards Show. Highlighting some of the best prospects, performances and moments of the 2023 season, the show will air live

Wahoos' Kirby came for vacation, found dream career

Road to long-term professional fulfillment began with visit to family
September 4, 2023

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- One of the most enduring clichés associated with working in Minor League Baseball is the "wearing of many hats." Donna Kirby, longtime member of the Double-A Pensacola front office, embodies this jack-of-all-trades mentality. Kirby has pretty much done it all over the course of her Blue Wahoos

Worcester goes underground as Wicked Worms

August 26, 2023

Fans and players alike really dug Triple-A Worcester's recent name change. The WooSox went by the Wicked Worms of Worcester on Aug. 17 as a tribute to their city, affectionately known as "Wormtown." Not only did the moniker poke fun at New England slang, but it also paid homage to

Skenes stays nearly spotless through 3 MiLB starts

This year's top Draft pick throws two hitless frames for Bradenton
August 20, 2023

If you've been waiting to see a professional lineup figure out the Pirates' Paul Skenes, you'll have to keep waiting. MLB's No. 3 prospect struck out a pair over two no-hit frames in his second start for the Single-A Bradenton Marauders, a 6-0 loss to Lakeland, on Sunday. The top

Binghamton's Gilbert in a New York groove

No. 2 Mets prospect homers during three-hit, four-RBI game
August 19, 2023

There are two main types of Trade Deadlines: the first is the kind where a team bolsters its roster for a deep playoff run; the second is where they move on from big league pieces in hopes of success down the line. The Mets chose to do the latter in

Iowa gets first taste of Crow-Armstrong's power

MLB's No. 7 overall prospect circles the bases with first Triple-A hit
August 5, 2023

Pete Crow-Armstrong played the first Triple-A game of his career on Tuesday, and the transition to the next level didn’t happen right away. The top-ranked Cubs prospect did draw a walk and steal a base, but he struck out in all three of his at-bats. Going 0-for-3 again in his

Seigler switches things up as catcher, outfielder

Right-hander as backstop for Patriots changes to lefty in the field
August 4, 2023

Switch-hitter? Sure. Switch-pitcher? Rare, but not unprecedented. But switch-fielder? Meet Anthony Seigler, who appeared Wednesday night for Double-A Somerset as a left-handed-throwing left fielder and Thursday night as a right-handed-throwing catcher. Seigler’s ambidextrous nature first gained notoriety when the Yankees selected him 23rd overall in the 2018 Draft out of