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Fort Wayne, San Diego extend PDC

The press release should be coming out shortly, but we’ve been told the San Diego Padres and the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low Class A; Midwest League) are extending their player-development contract (PDC). It’s been a good run for the two teams, especially this season, which saw the TinCaps set a record for attendance and hosting […]

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The Week That Was: September 9

Affiliation shifts, spring training, attendance stats and Ballpark Digest awards all made news this past week. The most popular stories on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Nats, Lee County to continue discussions on spring training 2012 Organization of the Year: Pensacola Blue Wahoos All signs point to Kernels seeking new affiliate Worker dies […]

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Kernels pitch ballpark improvements, repairs

The Cedar Rapids Kernels (Low Class A; Midwest League) and the Veterans Memorial Commission are proposing $3 million in upgrades and repairs to Veterans Memorial Stadium. The proposed spending at Veterans Memorial Stadium, which would include $500,000 from the team, would replace the scoreboard originally installed when the ballpark opened in 2002. It would also address […]

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More affiliation issues: Cedar Rapids reevaluating Angels as parent

It’s the time of the year when Minor League Baseball teams start looking at their upcoming affiliations, and the Low Class A Midwest League may be fertile ground for PDC changes. Eleven teams in the 16-team circuit have player-development contracts expiring at the end of the season. (Though the Dayton/Cincinnati PDC is technically up, the […]

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O’Conner honors three at Winter Meetings

WINTER MEETINGS NEWS–Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner presented Frank Burke, George McGonagle and Jack Roeder with Presidential Citations during the Opening Session of the Baseball Winter Meetings this morning. These citations are special awards issued by O’Conner to recognize exemplary service on behalf of Minor League Baseball. Burke is President & General Manager of […]

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