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Get ready to grab MiLB at Rickwood Field tickets

Presale for Ala. residents for Montgomery vs. Birmingham is open
@JoshJacksonMiLB
11:40 AM EDT

It’s an absolute lock to be one of the coolest things to happen in the world of baseball this year. It’s less than two months away. And your chance to get tickets to the first game of the event begins this week. This year, for the first time, Minor League

Hammer time: Aaron's Minor League career

Baseball icon honed his skills in Eau Claire and Jacksonville
@BensBiz
April 8, 2024

This article was first published on January 26, 2021.

Andre Dawson still helping grow the game

Hall of Famer maintains deep connections to Florida A&M, HBCUs
@benweinrib
February 23, 2024

From a very young age, Andre Dawson knew he wanted to be a Florida A&M Rattler. In elementary school, the future member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame attended the Orange Blossom Classic, where the Rattlers football team played annually in his hometown of Miami. The games were intoxicating

Black Barons made Rickwood hallowed ground

Double-A Birmingham will face Montgomery at historic venue
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 22, 2024

When the Double-A Birmingham Barons host the Montgomery Biscuits on June 18 at Birmingham’s Rickwood Field, and when the Giants face the Cardinals there on Juneteenth, the games will be played on hallowed ground. Rickwood Field was originally the home of two franchises. Opened in 1910, it was built for

Legacy continues to grow for Buck O'Neil

First Black coach in AL/NL history, baseball's biggest ambassador
February 15, 2024

Whether it be as a first basemen, a coach or as a scout, Buck O’Neil was a pioneer. Not only was he the first Black coach in AL/NL history, he signed legends such as Ernie Banks, Lou Brock and Joe Carter as a scout. The key was O'Neil's personable approach

Meet the only player drafted No. 1 overall twice

Goodwin selected four years apart in '70s by White Sox and Angels
February 9, 2024

Baseball is unique among the major sports in terms of how common it is for players to be drafted more than once, often including players who are chosen both out of high school and college. Since the inaugural Draft in 1965, 30 players have been picked in the first round

Batboy barrels way into Hall of Fame

Reliford broke Georgia State League color barrier at age of 12
February 8, 2024

This article was first published on Jan. 2, 2007. Joe Louis Reliford simply wanted a job. What he got instead was a place in baseball history.

O'Ree gave up baseball for greater purpose

Former Minor Leaguer turned blind eye to color barrier in NHL
February 2, 2024

This article was first published on Feb. 13, 2006. When Willie O'Ree met Jackie Robinson in 1949, Robinson asked him what sports he played. The 14-year-old O'Ree, who was visiting New York because his baseball team won a local championship, told Robinson he played baseball and hockey. Robinson was surprised

Horne made history with 'home run cycle'

Former slugger puts baseball history in perspective
January 29, 2024

This article was first published on Aug. 10, 2006.

Top Minor League moments from 2023

Impressive prospects, off-field wins highlight the year in baseball
@Kelsie_Heneghan
December 29, 2023

In 2023, Minor League Baseball featured thrilling prospect debuts, electric performances and moments that went beyond the box score. All commemorated by the inaugural MiLB Awards on MLB Network. Let's look back on the year in MiLB.

Fun facts about Triple-A championships

From the Little World Series to the national title game
@Kelsie_Heneghan
November 13, 2023

A championship by any other name would still be as sweet to win. And at the Triple-A level, there have been a lot of names. From the first Little World Series in 1904 to the Triple-A National Championship Game fans know today, hundreds of prospects and farmhands have played for

Ex-Lakeland Tigers Lovullo, Thomson meet in NLCS

Once Class A teammates, managers will face off on national stage
October 15, 2023

PHILADELPHIA -- They were in their early 20s at the time, there for the summer -- maybe longer -- some of them not yet two years out of high school. Lakeland, Fla., didn’t offer many diversions in those days, so the hours were spent night fishing, relaxing or hanging by

The year after Jackie, Ritchey integrated PCL

This season marks 75th anniversary of San Diegan's breakthrough
@JoshJacksonMiLB
April 17, 2023

This story originally ran on MiLB.com on Feb. 21, 2018. We are highlighting it again now in honor of the 75th anniversary of John Ritchey breaking the PCL color barrier.

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

Pioneer umpire Gera continues to inspire

Hard-fought court battle paved the way for other women in blue
March 20, 2023

This story originally ran on MiLB.com in 2007. We are highlighting it again now in honor of Women’s History Month.

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

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

Charles: 'Blacks had to be twice as good'

Robinson disciple endured racism in Minors in Deep South
February 27, 2023

This article was first published on Feb. 1, 2006, prior to Ed Charles' passing in 2018.

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

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

Blue Rocks celebrate Hall-of-Famer Johnson

Wilmington full of pride for homegrown Negro Leagues legend
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 13, 2023

You can look at the written record. You can read the accounts of those who saw him play. Judy Johnson stands as one of baseball's greatest. Although he's in the Hall of Fame and is by no means unknown to the sport's history buffs, Johnson remains undercelebrated. For most fans,

Have a cow with this club on Ghosts of the Minors

How the Beatrice Milkskimmers went out to pasture in the 1910s
@JoshJacksonMiLB
February 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

Flying Squirrels keep Richmond 34 Legacy alive

This weekend's events are flagship of far-reaching initiative
@JoshJacksonMiLB
September 16, 2022

On a Saturday morning in February, 62 years ago, a group of Black college students walked into Thalhimers department store in downtown Richmond, Virginia, sat down at the counter of its Richmond Room restaurant and -- just as they had every reason to expect -- were refused service and arrested.

Photos: 2022 MiLB at Field of Dreams

Look back at the Minors' inaugural evening in Dyersville, Iowa
August 10, 2022

It was another heavenly evening in Iowa on Aug. 9 as Minor League Baseball hosted its first-ever game at the iconic Field of Dreams movie site, showing some of the game's youngest talent at one of its most beloved locations. The memorable afternoon in Dyersville was the first professional game