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Giants honor life of Minors devotee Lampe

Longtime California League historian remembered in San Jose
August 28, 2023

There are a lot of ways to love baseball. Chris Lampe practiced just about all of them. A passionate fan since he was a kid, he grew up to become part-owner of a Minor League team, then a front office employee and the California League’s official historian -- all on

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

'You're going to The Show': Williams gets call

Former Bulls manager has fun with promotion to big leagues
March 22, 2023

ST. PETERSBURG -- Brady Williams was at home, eating dinner with his two sons while his wife was working, when the call came from Rays manager Kevin Cash. He told Williams to put him on speaker phone, then asked a favor of the boys, Balazs and Milan. “He's like, 'Can

Doskow gets the call after 30 years in Minors

Sacramento's play-by-play voice since 2000 heading to Oakland
February 6, 2023

After calling Minor League games for the past 30 years, Johnny Doskow got his call to The Show on Jan. 27. The voice of the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats since 2000 will join the Oakland A’s broadcast team for the upcoming season. “It’s been kind of crazy, but really cool

Toronto's Nunez breaks out in Minors, DWL

Jays infield prospect earns FSL batting title, LIDOM ROY honors
January 5, 2023

You won't find Rainer Nunez on any top prospect lists. But if 2022 is an indication of things to come, that will change -- quickly.

Mendoza crafting another career with nifty NFTs

Cardinals prospect's Diamond Dawgs have paid quick dividends
January 27, 2022

For most 25-year-olds, having the chance to fulfill your childhood dream would provide more than enough satisfaction. But Evan Mendoza has never been someone who focuses on just one thing. Selected by the Cardinals in the 11th round of the 2017 Draft, the North Carolina State product has turned another

Beauchamp, Withrow in league of their own

Women not only head groundskeepers, but ground breakers as well
September 21, 2021

It’s one of the game's lesser-known exclusive clubs, and Caroline Beauchamp and Leah Withrow are honored to be a part of it. But they hope it expands -- and soon. Out of 120 teams in Minor League Baseball, the pair are the only women serving as head groundskeepers. To expand

Minor League Baseball's Labor of Love

Triple-A West takes center stage during the nation's day off
September 7, 2021

Barbecues, beach days and baseball. What more is there to Labor Day? As grills were fired up across the nation and the aroma of hot dogs and burgers filled backyards everywhere, clubs across Minor League Baseball took a moment to acknowledge the day in which employees are honored by taking

Quakes executive, family try out new game

Pope finds appearing on NBC show to be a lot like workplace
August 17, 2021

It was a dream come true. Chris Pope, an executive for the Low-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, has been a fan of game shows his entire life. So when a casting company reached out to him at work about potentially participating on a new show with a team of four family

Song won't be navigating uncharted waters

Red Sox prospect begins active duty commitment familiar to Moore
August 7, 2020

Noah Song became the ninth Midshipmen since 2002 to have his name called during the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft when the Red Sox selected him No. 137 overall on June 6, 2019. From that list, only four graduated from the Naval Academy -- Mitch Harris (2008), Stephen Moore

Two-time cancer survivor Orze ready to shine

Mets fifth-rounder overcomes fight of his life to achieve dream
July 1, 2020

Eric Orze has made a habit of snapping off hellacious curveballs. Having some thrown his way? That’s another story. At an age when most worry what type of fun will be had on the weekends, Orze faced two of the nastiest curves life can offer. But instead of striking out,