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Honoring Black baseball's rich and storied history

Nine Minor League clubs will celebrate Black baseball history in '24
February 27, 2024

When Jackie Robinson made his debut as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in Spring Training of 1946, his jersey number was not the 42 he'd come to be associated with. That spring in Daytona Beach, and throughout the ensuing season with the Triple-A Montreal Royals, he wore number

Hall of Fame trio's road to greatness began in MiLB

Beltré, Mauer and Helton shined as stars en route to MLB debuts
January 24, 2024

The walls of Cooperstown are about to get a little more crowded. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Tuesday night that Adrián Beltré, Joe Mauer and Todd Helton would be inducted in to the baseball Hall of Fame as the Class of 2024. Players must have their names checked

These 10 hats took the crown in 2023

Minor League clubs create fan favorites with fun, fashion
January 12, 2024

From historic to anthropomorphic, Minor League hats are something else. They can represent the city, the culture, the cuisine, and they look good doing it. For the sixth straight season, MiLB celebrates National Hat Day by looking at some of the top-selling Minor League caps per New Era and

These prospects rebounded in a big way in 2023

A dozen players got their careers back on track with big seasons
December 25, 2023

Some prospects never struggle on their way to the Major Leagues. For example, the first two guys on our Top 100 Prospects list, Orioles shortstop Jackson Holliday and Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio, have yet to taste failure in pro ball. They're the exceptions, however. Most prospects face adversity at some

Plan a New England road trip with Ballpark Guides

Stop by Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rockies affiliates on unique sojourn
December 7, 2023

It's a region made up of six cold-weather states, yet New England is rich with opportunities for the wayfaring baseball fan. No California, Texas nor Florida, it doesn't offer its youth year-round organized play, and it doesn't produce a great deal of Major League talent. But with its status as

Goodman, Fernandez headline Rockies' Organization All-Stars

Club's versatile top Minors performers on doorstep of The Show
December 6, 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 Colorado Rockies.

DSL Tigers' Acosta, DSL Rockies' Ugarte suspended

Pair will sit 56 games in '24 once Dominican Summer season begins
September 29, 2023

A pair of Dominican Summer Leaguers will miss time in 2024 after testing positive for banned drugs. The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Friday that two Minor League players -- Tigers pitcher Luis Acosta and Rockies infielder Ronny Ugarte -- have been suspended following their violations of the

The Road to The Show™: Rockies’ Amador

No. 21 prospect can stay on fast track with clean bill of health
September 12, 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 Rockies’ prospect Adael Amador. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.

Ben's Biz hits the road for the final time this year

Here's what is coming soon to a ballpark (that might be) near you
September 8, 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.

Home Run Derby X dazzles crowd in Hartford

Inaugural event on U.S. soil grouped legends and amateurs
August 12, 2023

It was raining baseballs in Hartford, Conn., Friday night as Home Run Derby X hosted its first event on U.S. soil in front of a sold-out crowd. After holding amateur tryouts the day prior, former MLB stars and Home Run Derby X legends Jonny Gomes (Steamed Cheeseburgers), Nick Swisher (Bouncing

Hot Dogs steam Burgers in foodie showdown

Reading tops Hartford in battle of scrumptious alternate jerseys
August 7, 2023

Hot dogs vs. hamburgers is an age-old American debate. Last Tuesday, two teams tried to settle it in Minor League Baseball's version of a cookoff when Double-A Reading and Hartford donned alternate identities in yummy fashion at Dunkin' Park. For one night, the Reading Hot Dogs faced off against the

Fans have whale of a time in Hartford

Yard Goats honor old NHL Whalers with annual alumni weekend
July 24, 2023

Get ready to have “Brass Bonanza” stuck in your head for a while. On July 21-22, the Hartford Yard Goats hosted their annual Whalers Alumni Weekend, an event that remains the most popular weekend at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Connecticut residents flock to the Minor League ballpark to celebrate their since-departed

Copa de la Diversión transforms ballpark fare

Sugar Land, Beloit among clubs taking local flavor to next level
July 6, 2023

Each month, spotlights a particular aspect of Copa de la Diversión, Minor League Baseball's Hispanic fan engagement initiative sponsored by Nationwide, the program's official insurance partner. After focusing on the new on-field identities for 2023 and some of the clubs' community connections, this edition dives into the ballpark food

Hartford suits up as Schoolboys to celebrate Juneteenth

Yard Goats honor local legend Johnny "Schoolboy" Taylor
June 24, 2023

The Hartford Yard Goats took on the identity of the "Hartford Schoolboys" for the first time on Friday night to honor legendary Negro Leagues pitcher -- and Hartford native -- Johnny "Schoolboy" Taylor, as part of the club's Juneteenth/Celebration of Negro League Baseball at Dunkin' Park. Taylor's daughter, Lynette Taylor,

Grizzlies, Jumbo Shrimp honor Negro Leagues

Fresno and Jacksonville don alternate identities, salute rich history
June 18, 2023

For the second consecutive year, the Fresno Grizzlies transformed into the Fresno Tigers to pay tribute to the 1946 West Coast Negro League baseball team on Friday night at Chukchansi Park. Since scant visual representation of the Fresno Tigers has survived, the club donned newly reimagined Tigers uniforms as part

Meet the 2023 Road to The Show Ambassadors

D-backs' Lawlar, Pirates' Johnson, Rockies' Veen, Yanks' Domínguez
June 13, 2023

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at four of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball, returns for a third season in 2023.

Durham's Pride Night celebrates baseball for all

Bulls kick off Pride Month by hosting LGBTQ+ advocate groups
May 29, 2023

It's time to take Pride in the Minor Leagues. Pride Month will begin Thursday with Triple-A Durham's second annual Pride Night, kicking off the run of Pride-related promotions throughout the Minor Leagues. Durham Bulls Athletic Park will be decked out with a rainbow flag in center field and other special

Amador's trio of homers sparks slugging Spokane

No. 2 Rockies prospect enjoys huge night as club swats 7 taters
May 21, 2023

Adael Amador cannot be stopped. The No. 2 Rockies prospect put on a show Saturday, hitting three home runs in five at-bats in a 13-5 Spokane victory over Everett. These home runs -- his sixth, seventh and eighth of the season -- came on the heels of a two-hit night,

Yard Goats set to go green with alternate identity

Hartford will become the Bouncing Pickles for one night only
May 16, 2023

What's the dill with Hartford's new alternate identity? We've got the juicy details right here, and we'll be snappy about them.

The Road to The Show™: 2022 Draft Picks

Holliday, Rocker, Hughes among early-season standouts
April 25, 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 how some 2022 Draft picks have fared in their first month of full-season action. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.

Rockies boast Mile High list of talented bats

Goodman, Amador among sluggers bashing toward Coors Field
October 28, 2022

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 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Colorado Rockies.

The Road to The Show™: Rockies’ Tovar

No. 28 overall prospect proving to be wise beyond his years
September 20, 2022

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 Rockies prospect Ezequiel Tovar. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. At the start of the season, many would have

Colossals of clout: Hilliard, Dixon flex muscles

Padres, Rockies sluggers combine for two mammoth homers
September 9, 2022

It was a night that Babe Ruth would have been proud of. The duo of Sam Hilliard and Brandon Dixon gave the fans at Isotopes Park plenty to cheer about, slugging a pair of homers that traveled a combined 958 feet. However, it was visiting Triple-A El Paso, buoyed by

Prospect Q&A: Rockies catcher Romo

No. 76 overall prospect on learning about himself, pitching staffs
July 14, 2022

In his second full season, Drew Romo is proving that his game is not one dimensional. Coming out of the Draft in 2020, the consensus opinion of Romo was that the Rockies had selected a glove-first catcher whose bat needed to catch up with his defensive talents. But Colorado’s third-ranked

Presenting top plays by position from the first half

DeLuzio, Abrams, Duzenack made the most of their spot on the field
June 29, 2022

Throughout the first half of the Minor League season, fans were treated to some remarkable, jaw-dropping, eye-popping and show-stopping displays of defensive excellence. We’ve broken down the best of the best in our weekly Top 10 countdown, and brought fans into the conversation with our voting for Plays of the