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Double-A award winners and All-Stars

Nieporte, Reetz and Gómez claim league MVP honors
@RobTnova24
November 8, 2022

Minor League Baseball has revealed the end-of-season award winners and All-Star teams for the three Double-A circuits, based on votes cast by league managers. Highlighting the winners for the Eastern League were the Tigers' Quincy Nieporte, who took home MVP honors; Pitcher of the Year Tanner Bibee (Guardians) and Ezequiel

Patriots crowned by no-hitter, Martian's power

Vasquez twirls eight frames; Domínguez mashes two, plates six
@RobTnova24
September 29, 2022

It's truly the Yankees Universe right now. On the same night that the baseball world was mesmerized by Aaron Judge's 61st home run, a pair of New York's top prospects also made history in New Jersey. Jasson Domínguez and Randy Vasquez put forth the best performances of their careers and

Knights' Colas mashes first two Triple-A dingers

Second-ranked White Sox prospect drives in three runs in slugfest
@RobTnova24
September 24, 2022

Oscar Colas just put the Minors' highest level on notice. The second-ranked White Sox prospect, who quickly earned a reputation throughout his rookie campaign for displaying brute raw power, hammered a pair of jaw-droppers for his first two long balls at the Triple-A level -- as part of a three-hit

South Bend claims second crown in three years

Cubs' High-A affiliate won consecutive road games to score title
@RobTnova24
September 22, 2022

Just call them the do-or-die kids. In their second consecutive decisive Game 3 of the postseason, the High-A South Bend Cubs again rose to the occasion by slugging their way to a Midwest League crown with a 7-4 victory over Lake County in the Championship Series on Wednesday at Classic

RiverDogs sweep to second straight championship

Rays affiliate goes 4-0 in postseason en route to Carolina crown
@RobTnova24
September 21, 2022

Much like it did all season long, Charleston dominated in the playoffs en route to a second straight title. The Single-A Rays affiliate completed a sweep of the Carolina League Championship Series with a convincing 6-2 victory over Lynchburg on Tuesday night at Bank of the James Stadium.

Domínguez delivers first multihomer performance

Yankees prospect lifts off from both sides of dish for Hudson Valley
@RobTnova24
September 11, 2022

This is what the Yankees and their fans signed up for when the team inked Jasson Domínguez to the richest international signing bonus in team history at $5.1 million in 2019. "The Martian" lived up to the billing as he clubbed his first multihomer game as part of a four-knock

Six arms combine on no-no for Fayetteville

Woodpeckers finish off second no-hitter in franchise history
@RobTnova24
September 8, 2022

Baseball's evolution has brought about the emergence of what has become known as the "bullpen game." Usually an "opener" starts on the hill before giving way to another short-inning arm, and the pattern continues as nine innings are essentially pieced together. It's proven to be effective at the Major League

Rocket City trio combines on franchise's first no-no

Silseth, Murphy and Torres compile 15 K's across historic feat
@RobTnova24
September 4, 2022

You never forget your first, and for Chase Silseth, Luke Murphy, Eric Torres and Double-A Rocket City, this feeling will certainly last a lifetime.

Frizzell mashes trifecta for FredNats

Washington prospect logs Fredericksburg's first three-homer game
@RobTnova24
August 27, 2022

It was one of those nights for Single-A Fredericksburg, as the team erupted for 23 runs on 20 hits, and it was one of those performances for Will Frizzell, who contributed three of those knocks -- all of which left the yard. The Nationals infield prospect clubbed a trio of

Dixon plates nine during second career cycle

Padres infielder homers in fourth straight during feat for Missions
@RobTnova24
August 18, 2022

Go ahead and feel free to file this under, "Things you probably won't ever see again." Brandon Dixon didn't just hit for the cycle for the second time in his career Wednesday. The Padres farmhand needed just five innings to complete the milestone while homering in his fourth straight game.

Hickory's Englert, McDowell combine on no-no

The second time this year the Rangers' affiliate completed the feat
@RobTnova24
August 12, 2022

High-A Hickory made history almost exactly a month to the day from when it completed the franchise's first no-hitter in nearly a decade. The club didn't wait nearly as long to throw one again. Mason Englert and Theo McDowell combined to toss the second no-hitter of the season as Hickory

Cards' Redmond tallies historic 'homer cycle' 

Springfield slugger hits milestones with four dingers and 11 RBIs
@RobTnova24
August 11, 2022

On an 88-degree night in Amarillo, Texas, in front of 5,134 at HODGETOWN Stadium, Chandler Redmond mashed his way into baseball lore. The Cardinals infield prospect barreled up a solo, two-run, three-run and grand slam homer to complete the rarest milestone in baseball history -- the "home run cycle." "It's

Krook brings perfecto into 8th for RailRiders

The left-hander tossed five perfect frames his last time out
@RobTnova24
July 1, 2022

After tossing five perfect frames his last time out, Matt Krook flirted with baseball immortality on Friday. The left-hander took a perfect game into the eighth inning before yielding an infield single with two outs in the frame en route to setting the table for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's 8-1 victory over

Valdez clubs trifecta for Space Cowboys

Astros infield prospect third player in club history to achieve feat
@RobTnova24
June 16, 2022

Enmanuel Valdez has been with Triple-A Sugar Land for exactly one week, but he's already established a reputation in his new clubhouse -- and a legendary one at that. After notching a multihomer game in his debut, the Astros infield prospect clubbed three home runs for the first time in

Louisville's Okey hits for the cycle

The backstop claims the seventh cycle in Bats history
@RobTnova24
June 4, 2022

Chris Okey already had a single, a home run and a triple in the game when he was on-deck with two outs in the ninth inning on Saturday night. The backstop had already driven in three runs and scored twice, and Triple-A Louisville had a sizeable lead on the scoreboard.

Loons notch first triple play of the year

Five Great Lakes players combine to achieve the feat in wild fashion
@RobTnova24
June 4, 2022

It's been 60 days since the Minor League season kicked off, and if you're a fan of milestones, you haven't been disappointed so far. There have been multiple three-homer games by prospects, many exciting no-hitters across the league and a few cycles also sprinkled in to this point. However, the

Tarpons' Calderon twirls no-hitter in season debut

Yankees righty whiffs seven over seven frames in twinbill's nightcap
@RobTnova24
May 25, 2022

As Tampa's Yorlin Calderon faced Lakeland's Roberto Campos with two outs in the seventh inning of Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader, the right-hander had an opportunity to seal a milestone. And it was the only chance he was going to get to go the distance and finish the feat himself.

Missions notch second no-no in less than a week

Lillie, Baez, Hernandez, Fox combine for feat against RockHounds
@RobTnova24
May 19, 2022

As the great Yogi Berra said, "It's like déjà vu all over again." And for the Missions, it certainly feels that way. For the second time in three games, Double-A San Antonio had four pitchers combine on a no-hitter. Ryan Lillie, Michel Baez, Osvaldo Hernandez and Mason Fox delivered the

Pelicans flip offense on, and it doesn't shut off

Myrtle Beach sends 58 to plate, scores 24 runs, notches 22 hits
@RobTnova24
May 5, 2022

When Wednesday's game between Single-A Myrtle Beach and Salem was over, the box score showed 24 runs on 22 hits -- and that was just one side of it. The Pelicans offense delivered a Minor League season high in runs during the 24-6 romp over the Red Sox at Haley

Indy nearly twirls second no-no of season

Four Pirates pitching prospects wind up combining on one-hitter
@RobTnova24
April 27, 2022

After laying claim to the first no-hitter of the year, Triple-A Indianapolis came within two outs of the second one. Instead, the Indians settled for a most unconventional one-hit shutout.

18 up, 18 down for Chaidez in first pro start

Astros righty made six career relief appearances coming into game
@RobTnova24
April 21, 2022

It had been three years since Adrian Chaidez took the hill to start a game. But the Astros organization decided last week it was time to stretch the 22-year-old out. So Chaidez got the ball for High-A Asheville on Wednesday, and he responded with authority -- and perfection.

De Jong, Indy deliver first no-no of season

Relievers Brice, De Los Santos finish off milestone for the Indians
@RobTnova24
April 14, 2022

The first no-hitter for the 2022 season is in the books, and it belongs to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Then and now: Carolina League

Game’s brightest stars left lasting legacy in baseball hotbed
@RobTnova24
April 4, 2022

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, MiLB.com provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more.

Then and now: International League

With 20 teams, largest loop in the Minors boasts storied history
@RobTnova24
March 17, 2022

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, MiLB.com provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more. Retrace the first steps of baseball’s integration, hail to the

Saints celebrate barnstorming Colored Gophers

St. Paul also pays respects to 'Daddy,' the club's legendary founder
@RobTnova24
February 14, 2022

Before the first National Negro League was formed in 1920, Black baseball teams were making substantial strides to grow their popularity across the country. One of those teams is not widely regarded in the history books, possibly because it was only around for four years, but the legacy of the