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Smokies named Southern League organization of the year

Nice honor for an organization on the rise: The Tennessee Smokies were awarded the Class AA Southern League’s 2014 Don Mincher Organization of the Year Award, as voted on by the league’s general managers. The franchise is also the circuit’s nomination for Minor League Baseball’s John H. Johnson President’s Award, which the Smokies also won […]

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The Week That Was: March 11

A new spring-training ballpark, the passing of a respected baseball figure and more debate about a potential Oakland A’s move. Here are the top stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured in page views. JetBlue Park at Fenway South / Boston Red Sox MLB: No, there’s been no decision on Oakland A’s […]

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In memoriam: Don Mincher

Former Southern League president, Huntsville Stars owner and Major Leaguer Don Mincher passed away last night after a long illness. He was 73. Mincher retired last fall as president of the Class AA Southern League due to the health problems. The league is still searching for a replacement. A Huntsville native, Mincher began his career […]

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Mincher retiring as Southern League president

After battling health issues for several years, Don Mincher is retiring as president of the Class AA Southern League, effective immediately. Mincher conveyed the news to Southern League owners at the league’s meetings in Pensacola. Steve DeSalvo, general manager of the Mississippi Braves and vice president of the Southern League, will assume the role of […]

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