Little Movement Expected In Triple-A Affiliation Shuffle
Triple-A fans looking a new major league affiliate to come to town next season may not want to throw out their old gear just yet. Chances are it's not happening.
Minor League Notebook: Wilmington Passes On Ripken Design
One of the first steps to building a new ballpark in Wilmington, N.C., did not come without a bit of controversy. The Wilmington city council dropped its plan to hire [...]
Wilmington Group Hopes To Move Ballpark Plan Forward
(updated) Hopes for Carolina League baseball coming to Wilmington, N.C., took a significant step forward when the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties announced this morning at al press conference [...]
Minor League Notebook: Oklahoma City Changes Ballpark Name, Again
The Oklahoma City RedHawks (Pacific Coast) kicked off their season last night as their ballpark changed names for the second time in less than 48 hours. The Triple-A franchise, in [...]
Successful Return To Richmond Has Baseball Team Aiming For New Stadium
For now, all the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern) have is a rendering of a new ballpark, which they say the city needs to keep minor league baseball in town. The franchise hopes the sketch of a proposed $50 million facility will become a reality in the not-so-distant future, and that a ballpark will rise up on a plot of land next to The Diamond, the 27-year old stadium that the Flying Squirrels currently (and somewhat reluctantly) call home.
Trio Of Outdated Minor League Parks May Be Fixed Up
Three of minor league baseball's most outdated ballparks may soon get renovations or get replaced altogether. The Bakersfield Blaze (California), Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern) and Vermont Lake Monsters (New York-Penn) all took steps toward landing new or renovated ballparks this spring.
Longtime Southern League President Mincher Passes Away
Don Mincher, the man largely responsible for saving organized baseball in Huntsville, Ala., and who brought rare perspective to the post of league president, passed away over the weekend at [...]
Bakersfield, Richmond Take Steps Toward New Ballparks
Two of minor league baseball’s ballparks most in need of facelifts may soon be going under the wrecking ball. The Bakersfield Blaze (California League) and Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern) each [...]
Braves Plan To Buy Lynchburg Franchise, Move To Wilmington
The Atlanta Braves have agreed in principle to buy the Lynchburg Carolina League franchise and move it to a new ballpark in Wilmington, N.C. Wilmington still has to figure out how to pay for the new ballpark and where to put it, however.
Zebulon Happy To Join The Carolina League
With the dust clearing on the three-city shuffle, the Mudcats are bracing themselves for a rebirth in the Carolina League.
California Ruling Could Lead To Franchise Moves
The Padres Triple-A affiliate may be on the move again, and finding new homes for a pair of California League clubs became even tougher, following a ruling by the California Supreme Court.