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Fort Wayne TinCaps

2014 Team of the Year: Fort Wayne TinCaps

After six years, most minor-league baseball teams start to lose some steam, but we’re seeing the opposite at Parkview Field, where the Fort Wayne TinCaps are setting attendance records and becoming more entrenched in the local community. That makes the TinCaps Team of the Year in our annual awards. (more…)

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Durham Bulls Athletic Park

2014 Ballpark Renovation Over $2M: Durham Bulls

Durham Bulls Athletic Park was already a must-visit for any baseball fan: the iconic ballpark is the heart of baseball in North Carolina. That experience was upgraded smartly in 2014 with a $20-million renovation, a thoughtful effort that earns DPAP and the Durham Bulls recognition for Best Ballpark Renovation over $2 Million in the 2014 […]

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2014 Best New Food Item: The Big Apple

Five pounds of apple crisp, apple dumplings, ice cream and caramel, all served up in a batting helmet. What baseball fan could possibly pass up on such a treat? For serving such a delight at the ballpark, the Fort Wayne TinCaps’ BIG APPLE was named Best New Food Item in the annual awards from Ballpark […]

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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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