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Rumble Ponies, Patriots ride the Subway Series

Top Mets, Yankees prospects meet up in Eastern League semifinals
September 22, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- It’s been 23 years since the last Subway Series led to the ultimate trophy. While the next one may still be some time away as both the Mets and Yankees made moves toward the future this season, fans of both organizations had a chance to glimpse what

Player of the Week Spotlight: Nationals' Wood

MLB's No. 7 prospect happy to be playing baseball close to home
September 19, 2023

James Wood comes from a basketball family -- his father played at the University of Richmond and his sister, Sydney, was an All-Big 10 Conference selection at Northwestern University -- but the massive 6-foot-6, 240-pound outfielder couldn't be happier to be playing baseball close to home -- and it shows.

Player of the Week Spotlight: Dodgers' Gelof

Zack's younger brother leads Single-A Quakes into postseason
September 12, 2023

Jake Gelof is the younger brother of A's breakout rookie second baseman Zack Gelof. But the 21-year-old isn't wasting time making a name for himself in his first year of pro ball. The younger Gelof earned Minor League Player of the Week honors in the California League on Monday after

The Road to The Show™: Rockies’ Amador

No. 21 prospect can stay on fast track with clean bill of health
September 12, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Rockies’ prospect Adael Amador. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.

Player of the Week Spotlight: Dodgers' Frasso

MLB's No. 68 overall prospect sparkled in Triple-A debut for OKC
August 31, 2023

New level, same domination for Nick Frasso. The fourth-ranked Dodgers prospect was absolutely lights-out in his Triple-A debut last week for Oklahoma City en route to being named the Minor League Pitcher of the Week in the Pacific Coast League. The right-hander twirled six scoreless frames -- yielding just two

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Cubs' Nwogu

Outfielder hit safely in all five games for the Double-A Smokies
August 24, 2023

Jordan Nwogu is the child of two educators at the University of Michigan, and last week the 24-year-old put on a hitting clinic against Double-A Rocket City. The Cubs' outfield prospect connected on just about everything thrown his way over five games for Double-A Tennessee en route to being named

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Crews

No. 2 pick in 2023 Draft already dominating with High-A FredNats
August 15, 2023

Dylan Crews has come into pro ball like a wrecking ball. The top Nationals prospect has undoubtedly lived up to the billing of being the No. 2 overall pick in this year's Draft thus far, and the league has taken notice. Crews was named the Minor League Player of the

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Ford

Top Mariners prospect already known as 'face of British baseball'
August 8, 2023

It was tea time for the face of British baseball in the Minors last week. Harry Ford balled out over five games for High-A Everett en route to being named the Minor League Player of the Week in the Northwest League for the first time this season. The top Mariners

Red Wings remember Milo the bat dog

Club honors 'The Goodest Boy' with tribute night, memorial T-shirts
August 5, 2023

The celebration of the life of "The Goodest Boy," Milo the Bat Dog, continued with a T-shirt giveaway by the Rochester Red Wings on July 19. The golden retriever, who won the hearts of Red Wings fans the Rochester community starting on June 1, 2019, succumbed to liver disease on

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Champlain

No. 24 Royals prospect was unhittable for Northwest Arkansas
August 1, 2023

Chandler Champlain doesn't back down from a challenge. In fact, when asked which current Major League player he'd like to face, the right-hander didn't flinch in his response: Shohei Ohtani. "In my opinion, I feel that I’d want to face the greatest hitters that I can. Hitters that you know

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Thorpe

Sixth-ranked Yankees prospect made history in his latest outing
July 25, 2023

Drew Thorpe approaches each outing with one goal in mind: playing to his strengths. It's safe to say he's been flexing of late. The right-hander was absolutely lights-out in his lone start last week for High-A Hudson Valley -- making history in the process -- en route to being named

 Kernels don Bunnies identity again

Cedar Rapids' rich baseball history celebrated on July 7
July 22, 2023

There were no cornfields this time, but the Cedar Rapids Kernels once again paid tribute to the Bunnies on Friday, July 7. It was also a familiar foe, as the Bunnies defeated Quad Cities, 5-3, at PG Cares Field.

Omaha's celebration of Rockets takes flight

Talent-laden barnstorming club played in area for three seasons
July 17, 2023

The Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers celebrated their diversity night by taking the field as the Omaha Rockets, and lived up to that billing by blasting off for an 8-3 victory over Indianapolis. Part of the club's community celebration series, Saturday was Omaha's Negro Leagues Tribute Game at Werner Park. The

Asheville Blues coast to victory again

Tourists commemorate Blues with reimagined jerseys and caps
July 15, 2023

The Asheville Tourists morphed into the the Asheville Blues on Friday night, and cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash in front of a sellout crowd at McCormick Field. It was a familiar result for the Blues, who were one of the most successful professional Black baseball teams

Binghamton celebrates Bobby Bonilla Day

Rumble Ponies show fans the money in promo rich with possibilities
July 3, 2023

No fan base -- anywhere in the world -- marks the start of July quite like that of the New York Mets. July 1 has become widely known as "Bobby Bonilla Day," when the former Mets slugger receives a check for $1,193,248.20 (from 2011-35) as part of deferred payments on

MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Melendez

The No. 7 D-backs prospect hit the Hops' first home cycle
June 28, 2023

If there were any questions about why Ivan Melendez was nicknamed the "Hispanic Titanic" coming out of Texas, those were answered -- with an exclamation point -- last week. The seventh-ranked D-backs' prospect pulverized the ball over six games for High-A Hillsboro en route to being named the Minor League

Hartford suits up as Schoolboys to celebrate Juneteenth

Yard Goats honor local legend Johnny "Schoolboy" Taylor
June 24, 2023

The Hartford Yard Goats took on the identity of the "Hartford Schoolboys" for the first time on Friday night to honor legendary Negro Leagues pitcher -- and Hartford native -- Johnny "Schoolboy" Taylor, as part of the club's Juneteenth/Celebration of Negro League Baseball at Dunkin' Park. Taylor's daughter, Lynette Taylor,

Grizzlies, Jumbo Shrimp honor Negro Leagues

Fresno and Jacksonville don alternate identities, salute rich history
June 18, 2023

For the second consecutive year, the Fresno Grizzlies transformed into the Fresno Tigers to pay tribute to the 1946 West Coast Negro League baseball team on Friday night at Chukchansi Park. Since scant visual representation of the Fresno Tigers has survived, the club donned newly reimagined Tigers uniforms as part

Lookouts, Barons celebrate the Negro Leagues

Chattanooga, Birmingham honor historic Choo-Choos, Black Barons
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

Rawhide record two outs ... on a double?!

Visalia executes a rare 9-4-2 double play with perfect relay
June 10, 2023

Some might call it your typical, run-of-the-mill, 9-4-2 double play. But it wasn't even that. Single-A Visalia didn't just record two outs on the play, the outs were made on what was officially scored a double and both players were tagged out at home plate. This was special. D-backs' prospects

Clippers and Indians set to salute Negro Leagues

Columbus, Indianapolis will take the field as the Blue Birds, ABCs
May 28, 2023

When Columbus and Indianapolis take the field at Huntington Park on Sunday, it won't be as the Clippers and the Indians. Instead, the clubs will pay homage to the Negro Leagues as they kick off the Negro Leagues Summer Series as the Blue Birds and the ABCs. As part of

Armed Forces Day recognized around the Minors

Clubs wear special uniforms and perform dedicated ceremonies
May 20, 2023

Armed Forces Day, created in 1949 to honor all branches of the United States military, celebrates active service members on the third Saturday in May. Minor League Baseball is proud to recognize and salute the brave heroes who serve our country with courage, dedication and pride.

Yard Goats set to go green with alternate identity

Hartford will become the Bouncing Pickles for one night only
May 16, 2023

What's the dill with Hartford's new alternate identity? We've got the juicy details right here, and we'll be snappy about them.

Lawlar hits one to Sod Poodles' parking lot

Top D-backs prospect launches fifth home run of year 471 feet
May 9, 2023

Someone might have a windshield to replace in Amarillo. Jordan Lawlar crushed a 1-0 fastball from A's left-hander David Leal to lead off the fourth inning of Double-A Amarillo's 11-9 loss to Midland and sent it flying an estimated 471 feet to center and into the parking lot at 105

The best of the Astros' Minor League ballparks

From North Carolina to Texas, explore all the Houston farm stops
May 8, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series, presented by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip