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Ghosts of the Minors gets salty with fishy club

IL's Charleston Marlins were deep-sea dwellers in Appalachia
@JoshJacksonMiLB
10:27 AM EDT

Welcome to the silent edition of Ghosts of the Minors, adapted from the segment from The Show Before the Show Podcast that asks you to identify a historical Minor League team hidden among two phonies. Here, we skip the quiz element and speed headlong into the past for a quick

The best of the Nationals' Minor League ballparks

From Single-A FredNats to Triple-A Red Wings, affiliates full of fun
@JoshJacksonMiLB
March 27, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series 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 to catch some games. Here, we

Ghosts of the Minors smell like roses with this club

As in Olde England, baseball had archrivals in Lancaster and York
@JoshJacksonMiLB
March 22, 2023

Welcome to the silent edition of Ghosts of the Minors, adapted from the segment from The Show Before the Show Podcast that asks you to identify a historical Minor League team hidden among two phonies. Here, we skip the quiz element and speed headlong into the past for a quick

The best of the Rockies' Minor League ballparks

From West Coast to New England, Colorado's system full of fun
@JoshJacksonMiLB
March 20, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series 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 to catch some games. Here, we

Ghosts of the Minors finds a mark in this gullible club

Aw, shucks! Riverside Rubes were babes of the Sunset League
@JoshJacksonMiLB
March 15, 2023

Welcome to the silent edition of Ghosts of the Minors, adapted from the segment from The Show Before the Show Podcast that asks you to identify a historical Minor League team hidden among two phonies. Here, we skip the quiz element and speed headlong into the past for a quick

Ghosts of the Minors dives right in with this Wisconsin team

Take a dip into the colorful history of the Green Bay Bays of yore
@JoshJacksonMiLB
March 8, 2023

Welcome to the silent edition of Ghosts of the Minors, adapted from the segment from The Show Before the Show Podcast that asks you to identify a historical Minor League team hidden among two phonies. Here, we skip the quiz element and speed headlong into the past for a quick

Here's the best of the Orioles' Minor League ballparks

Baltimore affiliates stocked with surf, sun, seafood and more
@JoshJacksonMiLB
March 6, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series 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 to catch some games. Here, we

Ghosts of the Minors goes Dutch in old New York

Amsterdam Rugmakers covered the bases in Canadian-Am League
@JoshJacksonMiLB
March 1, 2023

Welcome to the silent edition of Ghosts of the Minors, adapted from the segment from The Show Before the Show Podcast that asks you to identify a historical Minor League team hidden among two phonies. Here, we skip the quiz element and speed headlong into the past for a quick

Here's the best of the D-backs' Minor League ballparks 

From Visalia to Reno, D-backs prospects put on a show
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 27, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series 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 to catch some games. Here, we

Here's the best of White Sox Minor League parks

City views, history help define trip around Chicago's farm system
@Steph_Sheehan
February 24, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series 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 to catch some games. Here, we

Here's the best of the Royals' Minor League parks

A Royal trip around the Minors awaits in the Kansas City system
@MavalloneMiLB
February 23, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series 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 to catch some games. Here, we

This team rocks out on Ghosts of the Minors

Graniteers put on a solid show in the Minors of yesteryear
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 22, 2023

Welcome to the silent edition of Ghosts of the Minors, adapted from the segment from The Show Before the Show Podcast that asks you to identify a historical Minor League team hidden among two phonies. Here, we skip the quiz element and speed headlong into the past for a quick

The joys of scorekeeping: A personal testimony

Reader shares his journey to becoming an official scorer
@BensBiz
February 21, 2023

This story was excerpted from the Ben's Biz Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Readers share their MiLB scorekeeping stories

An ode to the joys (and occasional frustrations) of scorekeeping
@BensBiz
February 20, 2023

This story was excerpted from the Ben's Biz Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Here's the best of the Cubs' Minor League ballparks 

From Single-A Myrtle Beach to Triple-A Iowa, these are must-'C' spots
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 20, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series 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 to catch some games. Here, we

Sea Dogs staff reaps surprise reward from team sale

Former owners cut checks as parting gift to 18 club employees
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 17, 2023

February mornings in Maine can be bleak. On this particular one, Feb. 7, a Tuesday following a weekend when the wind chill hit -45 degrees, the atmosphere in the offices of Portland's Hadlock Field abruptly took a sunny and warm turn. The 18 full-time staff members of the Sea Dogs

Put on the ritz with this Ghosts of the Minors team

If you've met Calumet, you can swing it with the Aristocrats of yore
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 15, 2023

Welcome to the silent edition of Ghosts of the Minors, adapted from the segment from The Show Before the Show Podcast that asks you to identify a historical Minor League team hidden among two phonies. Here, we skip the quiz element and speed headlong into the past for a quick

Fans provide more favorite ballpark views

Take in the sights from Daytona to Albuquerque and back again
@BensBiz
February 10, 2023

This story was excerpted from the Ben's Biz Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Fan-favorite ballpark views offer fresh perspective

From Salt Lake to Bowie, MiLB provides a magnificent spectacle
@BensBiz
February 9, 2023

This story was excerpted from the Ben's Biz Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Boston's Krall a pioneer twice over for Sea Dogs

@JoshJacksonMiLB
May 25, 2022

Katie Krall has a little magic trick. In pregame meetings with Double-A Portland hitters, the player development coach doesn’t just offer information on the day’s opposing starting pitcher. She also forecasts exactly which arms the Sea Dogs will see out of the bullpen. “The guys think that I’m a prophet

Top hats: 2020's most popular caps

These 10 designs were among the best-selling looks last year
@Kelsie_Heneghan
January 15, 2021

Minor League fans love a good ballcap. Even when they can’t go to the ballpark. In a year without games, fans from all over showed support for their favorite Minor League clubs with hat purchases. Whether it be the local ties, the bright colors or the head-turning designs, baseball caps

After baseball, Johnson making mark on canvas

Former MiLB steals leader innovating and inspiring in new career
@JoshJacksonMiLB
December 17, 2020

In 2013, Micah Johnson led all of professional baseball with 84 stolen bases. In 2015, he batted .315 in 78 Triple-A games and got his first big league experience. In 2017, he reached the Major Leagues for the third time. More than any other season, though, 2016 was the year

Udder glory: Wisconsin wins Alter Ego Challenge

Timber Rattlers add to accolade collection for bovinic pseudonym
@JoshJacksonMiLB
November 20, 2020

At this point, the success of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers' alternative identity has become udderly re-moo-cow-ble. On Friday, the Wisconsin Udder Tuggers were named the winners of the Alter Ego Challenge, a fan-voted contest featuring a field of 28 teams. The sometime moniker of the Milwaukee Brewers' Class A affiliate

Runneth over: Cup collectors get creative

Longtime friends united by baseball, passion for souvenirs
@tylermaun
August 31, 2020

This month we’re profiling Minor League Baseball fans across the country. These fans go to impressive lengths to show their love of the game in creative ways, staying connected to their favorite teams even when the action on the field is on hold. Do you think you can stake your

Skin in the game: A Minor League tattoo odyssey

Christensen details ongoing quest to ink every team on his body
@BensBiz
August 24, 2020

This month we’re profiling Minor League Baseball fans across the country. These fans go to impressive lengths to show their love of the game in creative ways, staying connected to their favorite teams even when the action on the field is on hold. Do you think you can stake your