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MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Kjerstad

Orioles No. 4 prospect set a Minor League franchise record
April 12, 2024

Few people are having more fun right now playing the game of baseball than Heston Kjerstad, who has found a way to stand out among a team of standouts on the Norfolk Tides. So what's the key to his success? Just being himself. Kjerstad was named Minor League Player of

Don't sleep on these loaded MiLB teams

It didn't take long for these squads to get in the swing of things
April 9, 2024

Following last Friday’s second Opening Day, all four full-season levels of Minor League Baseball are officially playing their 2024 regular seasons. That has given us a few days to take in and digest rosters across Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A to determine the best of the best. Some are loaded

Get ready to declare an MLB Holliday! 

Baseball's No. 1 prospect is headed to Orioles for debut
April 9, 2024

The Jackson Holliday era is set to begin in Baltimore. The Orioles called up the 20-year-old infielder, MLB Pipeline’s No. 1 overall prospect, from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday. To make room on the roster for Holliday, infielder/outfielder Tony Kemp was designated for assignment. Holliday, who will be the first O's

Top prospects power Tides to record-setting night

Kjerstad's 10 RBIs, three Stowers' homers highlight Norfolk victory
April 4, 2024

A lot of Baltimore talent has come through Triple-A Norfolk over the past four years. Three overall No. 1s, among a dozen Top 100 prospects, have played for the Tides -- by far the most in the Minors. But no previous team or game went quite like this one.

Holliday aims to power up ... and connects for Tides

MLB's No. 1 prospect swats his second leadoff homer in four games
April 3, 2024

Jackson Holliday felt good entering Triple-A Norfolk’s series against Charlotte on Tuesday. It was a balmy 79 degrees at first pitch with the wind blowing out, and MLB’s No. 1 prospect had a fun batting practice at Truist Field, one of the best hitters' ballparks in the Minors. He had

Holliday leads off season opener with a home run

MLB's top prospect needed just 4 pitches to do damage for Tides
March 29, 2024

That's No. 1 for No. 1. Jackson Holliday served notice his torrid Spring Training with the Orioles was no mirage. MLB's top overall prospect needed just four pitches to make an impact, leading off the bottom of the first inning with a 103 mph homer that ignited an offensive onslaught.

Break Camp Roster for Norfolk Announced By Orioles

Three Top 100 Prospects By Baseball America, MLB Pipeline Featured on Tides Roster
March 26, 2024

The Baltimore Orioles and the Norfolk Tides today announced the organization’s Triple-A “break camp” roster. The roster is subject to change before Norfolk’s first regular season game on March 29 vs. Durham. Three players on the break camp roster are ranked in the Top 100 prospects in baseball by Baseball

The Road to The Show™: Orioles’ Basallo

No. 17 overall prospect brings new look to familiar situation
March 19, 2024

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 Orioles prospect Samuel Basallo. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. Samuel Basallo represents something both uncommon and familiar for

Spring Training Review: March 11 - March 17

March 18, 2024

Through the fourth Sunday of 2024 Spring Training, the Orioles lead Major League Baseball with a 18-5-2 record, edging the Dodgers (13-5-1). SOARING THROUGH SPRING COBY MAYO continued his hot spring last week, going 5-for-11 at the plate with a run, two doubles, two RBI and two walks through six

Spring Training Review: March 4 - March 10

March 11, 2024

Through the third Sunday of 2024 Spring Training, the Orioles lead Major League Baseball with a 14-2-1 record, edging the Dodgers (12-3-1). The Orioles have not lost since March 4, going 5-1-1 last week. TAKING FLIGHT COBY MAYO stayed atop MLB Spring Training leaderboards following a six-game stretch in the

Spring Training Review: February 24 - March 3

March 4, 2024

Through the second Sunday of 2024 Spring Training, the Orioles lead Major League Baseball with a 9-1 record, edging the Dodgers (9-2-1). The lone loss came from a split squad game vs. Tampa Bay on February 26. The Orioles have won six games in a row since that split squad

Tides Announce 2024 Promotional Schedule

Single-Game Tickets to Go On Sale Monday, March 4th
February 28, 2024

The Norfolk Tides today announced the 2024 promotional schedule. Individual game tickets will go on sale Monday, March 4 at 10 am, with fans able to purchase tickets in person at the Harbor Park Box Office, online at or The 2024 promotional schedule features thirteen postgame fireworks shows

Tides Coaching Staff Announced for 2024 Season

Buck Britton Returns for Third Season as Manager, Mike Montville Joins Staff as Hitting Coach
February 7, 2024

The Norfolk Tides and Baltimore Orioles today announced Norfolk’s field staff for the 2024 season. Manager Buck Britton and Pitching Coach Justin Ramsey will return for their third seasons with the Tides. Hitting Coach Mike Montville is entering his first season with the club. Ramón Sambo is returning to the

Offseason's no Holliday for baseball's top prospect

Orioles phenom uses elaborate home workout center to prepare
January 31, 2024

When you're the No. 1 prospect in baseball, what's a day in your life like during the offseason? Well, Jackson Holliday is no regular prospect -- even in the storied history of top prospects. Holliday, the first pick in the 2022 Draft by the Orioles, is the son of seven-time

Tides Named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America

Norfolk Win Second 2023 Minor League Team of the Year Award
December 18, 2023

Baseball America today announced the Norfolk Tides as their 2023 Minor League Team of the Year. The Tides had the best record in the International League at 90-59 and won the league championship series in three games vs. the Durham Bulls for their first International League Championship since 1983. Norfolk

A Look Back At the Tides 2023 Championship Season

Highlights, Notes and Accolades from the 2023 campaign
December 2, 2023

Season In Review: The Tides finished the season with a 90-59 regular season record, which was the best in the International League and the second-best in all of Triple-A (Oklahoma City, 90-58). The 90 wins set the record for the most in Triple-A franchise history, and the second-best winning percentage

Holliday, Mayo highlight baseball's best-ranked system

Baltimore's top prospects look to keep the Orioles soaring
November 16, 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 Baltimore Orioles.

Tides Announce 2024 Home Game Times

Norfolk to Host First March Games in Franchise History
November 7, 2023

The 2023 Triple-A National Champion Norfolk Tides today announced their home game start times for the 2024 game schedule. The 2024 International League campaign is slated to begin on Friday, March 29th with the Tides hosting the Durham Bulls. It will be the first time in Triple-A franchise history the

Some of the Minors' most popular jerseys

These threads turned heads and flew off the shelves in 2023
November 3, 2023

Jerseys can be gateways. And in the Minor Leagues, there’s plenty to explore. The kit can represent the town, a favorite food, the local culture, an important issue. And with longer affiliation partnerships, more teams have used them to connect with their parent clubs. Not to mention, they’re nice to

Ben's Biz: Title winners ranked for '23

Based on how long it had been since they last won a crown
October 27, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE.

Norfolk Tides Look Forward to Continued Success with New Owner Diamond Baseball Holdings

Staff Remains in Place; Club Continues as Triple-A Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles
October 17, 2023

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Tides today announced its new ownership partner Diamond Baseball Holdings (DBH), an organization that owns and operates select Minor League clubs affiliated with Major League Baseball (MLB). The Tides will remain in Norfolk as the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, under the leadership of

Savannah Bananas to Play at Harbor Park in 2024

Bananas Set to Play From August 16 – 18, 2024 in Norfolk
October 5, 2023

In conjunction with the Savannah Bananas, the Norfolk Tides today announced the Bananas will play three games at Harbor Park in 2024 from Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18. The Bananas are bringing “The Greatest Show in Sports” (ESPN) to one million fans and six Major League Baseball stadiums

Britton, Cowser Win International League Awards

Buck Takes Manager of the Year, Cowser Named Postseason All-Star
October 4, 2023

Minor League Baseball today announced the league awards and All-Star teams for the two leagues that make up the Triple-A classification. Votes were cast by league managers, and final decisions were determined by the Commissioner’s Office. Tides Manager Buck Britton was named International League Manager of the Year while Colton

Holliday tops Minor League hitters in 2023

Baseball's No. 1 prospect climbed four levels of Orioles systeam
October 2, 2023

The No. 1 pick in the Draft always has a lot of expectations heaped upon them. Like it or not, the spotlight on that prospect always burns brighter, with intense scrutiny from the get-go. Jackson Holliday clearly doesn't mind having all eyes on him, and the harshest critics have to

Cowser Grand Slam Lifts Tides to Triple-A National Championship

Norfolk Wins Second Triple-A Title in Franchise History
October 1, 2023

LAS VEGAS, NV --- The Norfolk Tides (3-1) defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers (2-1), 7-6, on Saturday night at Las Vegas Ballpark. The Triple-A Championship win caps a tremendous season, and the second Triple-A title in franchise history. Oklahoma City started Yency Almonte, who made his first Minor League appearance