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Tulsa Celebrates A Century Of Baseball

Will Lingo -Premium Content

The Texas League's Tulsa Drillers will celebrate the 100th anniversary of baseball in the city with a year's worth of promotions and remembrances in 2005. The Tulsa Oilers took the field in the Class C Missouri Valley League in 1905; Oklahoma became a state two years later. Baseball in Tulsa has been tied to the oil industry from the beginning, which is appropriate because the city is so intimately tied to oil as well. The city's team has been known as the Oilers and Drillers in all but one of its seasons—1914, when it was called the Producers, still another oil tie.

Minors | #2005#Column

Hamels Out Up To Three Months Following Altercation

John Manuel and Will Kimmey -

Going into 2004, Cole Hamels was the Phillies' top prospect and one of the top lefthanders in the minor leagues. But after missing most of 2004 with biceps tendintis, Hamels will have his 2005 comeback delayed. He broke the fifth metacarpal—the long bone in the palm of the hand that leads to the pinkie finger—in his left (throwing) hand during an altercation over the weekend in Clearwater, Fla.

Minors | #2005#Prospect Bulletin

Mayor Looks For Ballpark Tenants

Will Lingo -Premium Content

Ozark, Mo., a city with a practically new ballpark, has no team to play in it. This trend could grow in the coming years, as the ballpark arms race escalates and cities find out the park they just built won't cut it anymore.

Minors | #2005#Column

2006 Seattle Mariners Top 10 Prospects

Jim Callis -

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects lists are based on projections of a player’s long-term worth after discussions with scouting and player-development personnel. All players who haven’t exceeded the major league […]

Minors

2006 Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

John Manuel -

Baseball America’s Top 10 Prospects lists are based on projections of a player’s long-term worth after discussions with scouting and player-development personnel. All players who haven’t exceeded the major league […]

Minors