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Black Barons made Rickwood hallowed ground

Double-A Birmingham will face Montgomery at historic venue
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 22, 2024

When the Double-A Birmingham Barons host the Montgomery Biscuits on June 18 at Birmingham’s Rickwood Field, and when the Giants face the Cardinals there on Juneteenth, the games will be played on hallowed ground. Rickwood Field was originally the home of two franchises. Opened in 1910, it was built for

Plan a trip to see MiLB's newest ballparks

Three years ago six new Minor League ballparks debuted
@BensBiz
January 26, 2024

Several Minor League ballparks are currently under construction, and even more are in the planning stages. Nonetheless, 2024 will mark the third straight season in which no new facilities open their doors. But lest we forget: A mere three years ago, a whopping six Minor League ballparks debuted for the

Ben's Biz: Knights host outdoor AHL game

Truist Field plays host to an American Hockey League matchup
@BensBiz
January 19, 2024

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.

This season's most improved farm systems

Six organizations that made the biggest leap in 2023
@SamDykstraMiLB
December 27, 2023

We talk about breakout prospects all the time, like Ethan Salas going from being a 16-year-old new signee to a Double-A player in just a few months or Junior Caminero starting the season outside the Top 100 and ending it at No. 6 (and likely higher by the time of

Minor League ballparks light up for holidays

Ben's Biz explores how six MiLB clubs are decking the halls
@BensBiz
December 15, 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. At Minor League ballparks all over the country, peanuts and Cracker Jack have

Ben's Biz MiLB roundup: New logos unveiled

Rome, Lake Elsinore, Erie, Winston-Salem & IronPigs refresh looks
@BensBiz
November 25, 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.

The Road to The Show™: White Sox's Quero

No. 81 overall prospect finding his place in a new organization
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 21, 2023

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at third-ranked White Sox prospect Edgar Quero. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. The White Sox reloaded their prospect depth at

Ben's Biz eats: Best of the South

A taste of Biloxi, Birmingham, Montgomery and Pensacola
@BensBiz
November 17, 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.

Some of the Minors' most popular jerseys

These threads turned heads and flew off the shelves in 2023
@Kelsie_Heneghan
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

Montgomery highlights White Sox Organization All-Stars

MLB's No. 17 prospect on fast track to South Side with clean bill of health
@RobTnova24
November 1, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com 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 Chicago White Sox. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Charlotte: 18-56

Hot dogs! Three's a crowd in desert homer binge

Prospects hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in Fall League action
@JesseABorek
October 22, 2023

MESA, Ariz. -- Who let the Desert Dogs out? There was much to bark and howl about in the dugout after Glendale claimed a 7-6 extra-inning victory over Mesa at Sloan Park on Saturday night, particularly the back-to-back-to-back home runs in the second inning that staked the club to an

Montgomery making a mad Dash for stardom

Top White Sox prospect on offensive tear since return from injury
@benweinrib
July 24, 2023

Colson Montgomery headed into the 2023 season feeling good. The 2021 first-round pick made it to Double-A in his first full season of pro ball at just 20 years old and earned an invite to big league Spring Training camp. But with things trending in the right direction, earning him

A six-pack of Colás for Charlotte slugger

No. 2 White Sox prospect collects second 2-homer night in a week
@brendan_samson
July 1, 2023

Oscar Colás has had quite the past week. The No. 79 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline has slugged six long balls in the past five games for Triple-A Charlotte and tallied a pair of two-homer games in that span. One of those two-tater performances came on Friday night in

Draft Picks: Cannon Ballers go beers to the walls

Kannapolis, Cabarrus Brewing Company craft a signature lager
@brendan_samson
June 13, 2023

This is the fourth in a series of MiLB.com Draft Picks articles about clubs crafting unique and interesting beers for their respective fan bases. Already profiled: Gwinnett's 6-4-3 Pilsner, Spokane's Redband Tangerine Wheat Beer and Fayetteville's Birdy Brew.

Lookouts, Barons celebrate the Negro Leagues

Chattanooga, Birmingham honor historic Choo-Choos, Black Barons
@RobTnova24
June 11, 2023

For the second straight season, Double-A Chattanooga celebrated Negro League Appreciation Weekend. The event started on Friday and continued Saturday night as the Lookouts hosted the Barons at AT&T Field. For both games, the two clubs donned commemorative uniforms. The Lookouts suited up as the Chattanooga Choo-Choos to honor the

Comás, on coming out: 'I wanted to be that voice'

Prospect hopes to inspire those in LBGTQ+ community to fight for their dreams
June 2, 2023

It has been a few weeks short of four months since Anderson Comás, a Minor League pitcher in the White Sox organization, announced on his personal Instagram account that he is gay. Aside from some upbeat Instagram stories along the way, Comás, 23, has not spoken of the decision. That

Hendriks 1, cancer 0: Hurler aces 1st rehab outing

All-Star closer returns to mound for Charlotte with perfect inning
@MavalloneMiLB
May 5, 2023

Liam Hendriks already defeated the most dangerous opponent he'll ever face. A Minor League rehab assignment? That's nothing but another day at the office ... even if it was anything but. Pitching in live game action for the first time in 214 days and two weeks removed from announcing he

It's kind of a pig deal: Kannapolis becomes the Q's

White Sox affiliate pays homage to the city and its barbecue
@Steph_Sheehan
May 5, 2023

When Kannapolis rebranded at the end of 2019, the club was presented with a myriad of options for a new name. Cannon Ballers was always the top choice, but there was another name that caught the attention of personnel. The Q’s. Just the letter, not short for anything, like the

Winston-Salem Dash to become the Hyphens

For one night, White Sox affiliate will be grammatically correct
@Steph_Sheehan
May 5, 2023

“Isn’t it technically a hyphen?” High-A Winston-Salem staffers have heard this countless times since the team rebranded from the Warthogs to the Dash in 2009. And yes, the “dash” between Winston and Salem is, technically, a hyphen. But the “Hyphens” don’t really make for a good baseball team name. At

The Road to The Show™: Oscar Colas

Globetrotting outfielder nearing a new home on the South Side
@Gerard_Gilberto
January 10, 2023

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at second-ranked White Sox prospect Oscar Colas. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There are few players in the Minor Leagues

Colas, Sosa charging toward the South Side

International success stories headline Chicago's All-Stars list
@Gerard_Gilberto
December 14, 2022

Each offseason, MiLB.com 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 Chicago White Sox.

Knights' Colas mashes first two Triple-A dingers

Second-ranked White Sox prospect drives in three runs in slugfest
@RobTnova24
September 24, 2022

Oscar Colas just put the Minors' highest level on notice. The second-ranked White Sox prospect, who quickly earned a reputation throughout his rookie campaign for displaying brute raw power, hammered a pair of jaw-droppers for his first two long balls at the Triple-A level -- as part of a three-hit

Dash's Osik hits for cycle in front of family

White Sox prospect's first four-hit game comes in milestone
@Kelsie_Heneghan
August 3, 2022

Although he grew up 78 miles away, Tyler Osik had never been to Coney Island before Tuesday. But after combining for seven knocks in his first two games -- including hitting for the cycle in the second contest -- at High-A Brooklyn’s famed home -- the White Sox prospect was

Getting the call: Barons' Curt Bloom

Birmingham broadcaster to make White Sox debut in 31st season
@Gerard_Gilberto
July 22, 2022

In the Minors, it’s not just the players and coaches who are grinding toward a big league opportunity. This series tells the story of Minor League broadcasters getting their own Major League experience this season. First up, Double-A Birmingham broadcaster Curt Bloom. Advice that originated from Bear Bryant is usually

Prospect Q&A: White Sox outfielder Rutherford

2016 first-rounder talks about his continuing offensive education
@Gerard_Gilberto
July 8, 2022

There was a time when Blake Rutherford was one of the most interesting prospects in baseball. Rutherford, 25, was selected by the Yankees with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2016 Draft out of Chaminade Prep High School in West Hills, California. He was dealt to the White Sox