Josh Leventhal

Stepping Up

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Barack Obama and John McCain are not the only ones courting the Hispanic demographic as their campaigns for the White House churn into gear this summer. Minor league baseball teams across the country, always in search of adding another layer to their fan base, have also been going out of their way to make sure that this ever-expanding slice of America feels at home at the ballpark. As professional baseball continues to become more and more diverse on the field, minor league teams are trying to ensure the faces in the stands follow suit.

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Weekend Promotions

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A challenge to Baseball America readers: Find a minor league team at home tomorrow night not launching postgame fireworks. Doesn’t exist, I say. You’d have better luck finding a New […]

Minors

Prentice Purchases O-Tigers

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One of the longest-running relationships in minor league baseball is nearing an end. The Oneonta Athletic Corp., headed by veteran baseball official Sam Nader, announced today at short-season Oneonta’s Damaschke […]

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Media Coverage of Draft

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It’s that time of year when the subject that has dominated so many people’s lives here at Baseball America over the past several months gains national headlines. Yes, everyone is […]

Draft

Gassed For a Promotion

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Fort Myers has offered consumers a reason for hope as they negotiate rising gas prices and abandoned SUVs on their way to the ballpark. Every Monday night, the high Class […]

Minors

A Toe-Tapping Good Promotion

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Each year one bobblehead giveaway momentarily captures the national media’s attention and draws headlines in publications that rarely give minor league baseball a second look. There was Triple-A Portland’s epic […]

Minors

Intern Island

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In the Spotlight: Intern Survivor Night, low Class A Lexington, Saturday. An event so brilliant we may have to adopt it here at Baseball America headquarters in Durham. Sure, it […]

Minors

Ferguson Stepping Down

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Minor League Baseball director of media relations Jim Ferguson is stepping down after 50 years in professional baseball. Ferguson’s career began in the Reds’ media relations department in 1972 before […]

Minors

Richmond Musings

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch delved into the Richmond situation over the weekend, with John O’Connor’s interesting sit down with Minor League Baseball COO Tim Purpura and a not-so-well-informed column by Paul […]

Minors

Meatloaf, The Promotion

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Buck Rogers has certainly announced his presence with authority in his first year as general manager with Huntsville. The veteran GM known for whacky and wild promotions during stints with […]

Minors