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2013 Best Ballpark Renovation Over $1M: McKechnie Field

The oldest ballpark in spring training received a dramatic facelift for 2013 that benefited both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders, earning recognition from Ballpark Digest for Best Renovation (Over $1 Million) of the season. It’s the most historic venue in spring training, a place where Roberto Clemente worked his way into shape, Henry Aaron […]

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2013 Logo/Branding of the Year: Hillsboro Hops

It was the perfect look and perfect marketing for a beer-crazy region: The Hillsboro Hops (short season A; Northwest League) have won Best Logo/Branding in the 2013 Ballpark Digest Annual Awards. If you were to pick an area that typifies America’s love affair with craft beers, it would be the Pacific Northwest, home to hundreds […]

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2013 Promotions of the Year: Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Normally we select a single promotion to honor during awards season, but this year the Lehigh Valley IronPigs blew that model out of the water with a trio of noteworthy promotions. The team is the winner of the Best Promotions in the 2013 Ballpark Digest Annual Awards. “As we reviewed submissions for best promotions in […]

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Another reminder: the upcoming Ballpark Digest Awards

Another reminder: We want to see your nominations for the 2013 Ballpark Digest Awards, to be announced later this month. Each year we honor accomplishments in the baseball-business world, with honorees coming from the MLB, MiLB, independent, summer-collegiate and college ranks. We’ve run a few notices already and received submissions from teams at literally every […]

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A reminder: It’s time for 2013 Ballpark Digest Award nominations

A gentle reminder: We want to see your nominations for the 2013 Ballpark Digest Awards, to be announced in September. Each year we honor accomplishments in the baseball-business world, with honorees coming from the MLB, MiLB, independent, summer-collegiate and college ranks. Here are the categories: Promotion of the Year. Promotions are the heart and soul […]

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2012 Organization of the Year: Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Forty sellouts, an enthralled fan base and a successful ballpark opening adds up to a very good debut season, making the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League) our choice for the 2012 Ballpark Digest Organization of the Year. Starting a ballclub from scratch is a daunting task, but when Quint and Rishy Studer decided […]

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