Diverse group of students to receive professional instruction and learn about the business of baseball at former Spring Training home of Jackie Robinson /EIN News/ -- ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced that its FIELD (Fostering Inclusion through Education and Leadership Development) Program will take place at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida, the former Spring Training home of Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers, from June 4-9. Twenty-nine students and recent graduates will participate in this year’s event as part of Minor League Baseball’s Diversity Initiative. The FIELD Program was created to engage women and minority students who may be interested in pursuing a career in the business of professional baseball. The five-day program will expose participants to the baseball industry through a combination of professional development workshops, skill-specific training, networking … [Read more...] about Minor League Baseball to Host Third Annual FIELD Program at Historic Dodgertown
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Almost every Major League Baseball player was groomed in the Minor League. Go behind the scenes with the Durham Bulls to find out all about the Minors! Photo courtesy Durham Bulls Major league baseball play begins early every April, and fans across the United States flock to ballparks to watch their favorite teams and players. Professional baseball players today often make the game look so effortless that it's easy to forget what a tough path they've followed to get to "The Show." Few players reach the majors without first playing in the minor leagues, sometimes referred to as the "farm system" or, more recently, the "player development program." Basically, this system enables players to prepare for the big leagues by playing in progressively tougher minor leagues based around the country. Experts say minor league baseball has become more popular over the years because it's affordable, fans can see and hear all the action and the players -- young guys with big club … [Read more...] about How Minor League Baseball Teams Work
It takes a lot of clams to run a professional baseball team. And without the attention of marquee players’ names or stadiums in big cities, it can be a challenge for minor league or independent baseball teams to get fans into the stands. So, about 15 years ago, team owners started to turn to “wacky” team names to woo potential ticket holders. As “farm leagues,” some teams selected local agricultural output for team names, which is why you’ll find the Edenton Steamers, a team named after steamed clams, playing the Holly Springs Salamanders this summer. It’s a great nod to North Carolina’s food culture, and you don’t run the risk of naming your team something kind of racist. So here are eight minor league and independent baseball teams with lip smackin’ mascots that owe a lot to their home base’s agricultural gems and food traditions. Montgomery Biscuits Location: Montgomery, AlabamaLeague: Minor League Baseball: … [Read more...] about How 8 minor league baseball teams with food mascots got their tasty names
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Iowa's minor league baseball teams team up to help repair the vandalized Field of Dreams infield Iowa native Jeff Lantz helped spearhead joint effort to repair Field of Dreams site Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Tommy Birch, [email protected] Published 10:43 a.m. CT April 21, 2018 | Updated 1:50 p.m. CT April 21, 2018 CLOSE It has been 25 years since "Field of Dreams," Iowa's most famous film debuted in theaters. Is it still heaven 25 years after? VPC CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL … [Read more...] about Iowa’s minor league baseball teams team up to help repair the vandalized Field of Dreams infield
“The owner of the minor league baseball team looking to relocate here will be in town Wednesday as Pueblo County officials detail the Youth, Entertainment and Sports project,” reports The Pueblo Chieftain. “County officials said the owner of the team will announce his intention to move his team here. The yet-to-be publicly named Minor League Baseball team will relocate to Pueblo, after Major League Baseball identified and promoted the viability of a team here. The team is owned by three generations of family members, some of whom plan to move to Pueblo and oversee the team’s operations.” “Exploratory drilling that has resulted in about two miles of road being built in a roadless area in the North Fork Valley has yielded promising preliminary results for Arch Coal’s West Elk Mine, even as environmentalists continue to try in court to stop the company’s development of the area,” reports The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. “Arch … [Read more...] about The Home Front: A ‘yet-to-be publicly named’ minor league baseball team coming to Pueblo?
0 View Comments PUEBLO — A Minor League Baseball team is moving to Colorado from Utah. The Pueblo Chieftainreports the owner of Utah's Orem Owlz announced Wednesday that he will move his team to Pueblo. The team is an affiliate with the Los Angeles Angels. Jeff Katofsky says the team will be renamed the Pueblo Owlz and debut in June 2020. Katofsky says his team's lease in Utah was up and he saw an opportunity to start a youth program in Pueblo. He wasn't taking his team anywhere without the youth program aspect of Pueblo County's Youth Entertainment and Sports project. The plan includes construction of a $25 million multi-purpose stadium and six new baseball fields at the Runyon Sports Complex. Details on the stadium's location are not been finalized. The project also calls for the construction of three hotels. … [Read more...] about Minor League Baseball team owner to move club to Pueblo