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Clippers gameday mainstay got his start in '67 

Marvin Dill began his journey with the Columbus Jets 56 years ago
November 2, 2023

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If you’ve attended a Minor League Baseball game in Columbus, Ohio, at any point over the last 56 years, then one thing is almost certain: Marvin Dill was there in the ballpark with you. In 1967, Dill began working for the Columbus Jets, assisting in the visitors'

Gooden recalls historic '83 season in Lynchburg

Mets’ ace reminisces about 300-strikeout year on 40th anniversary
October 5, 2023

Asked to reflect on his historic 1983 season with the Class A Lynchburg Mets, Dwight Gooden reacted with some bewilderment. He was startled by the reminder that it had been 40 years ago, and amazed by the memories that stuck. That season was, quite simply, one of the best ever

Female ump to work HP for Triple-A championship

Pawol the first woman to umpire at Minors' highest level in 34 years
September 29, 2023

The Triple-A National Championship game is a way for fans to see future stars on the mound and at the plate. But it’s also a chance to see those behind the plate before they reach The Show. Jen Pawol, who earlier this season became the first woman to umpire at

Curve honor 'worst baseball player of all time'

Altoona brings story of John Gochnaur to Peoples Natural Gas Field
September 29, 2023

Throughout MLB history, over 20,000 players have taken the diamond. A common debate among fans is who is the best of this group, Babe Ruth? Barry Bonds? Willie Mays? The list goes on. However, a rarely explored topic is who is the worst player of all time? Never fear, we

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,