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Flying Squirrels, Giants extend player development contract

As expected, the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League) and the San Francisco Giants announced a two-year extension to the player development contract (PDC) between the two organizations, through the 2016 season. Through the first five seasons of the Squirrels’ affiliation with San Francisco, 27 players have gone on to make their Major League […]

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New Richmond ballpark: On or off?

Despite the effort by Richmond business leaders to see the economic impact of a downtown ballpark, there are some worries that planning for the new Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League) ballpark has stalled. Hopes were raised after 150 Richmond business leaders, part of Greater Richmond Chamber’s InterCity program, traveled to Denver to see […]

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Richmond ballpark discussion shifts back to Shockoe Bottom; Manchester in play as well

Shockoe Bottom, the controversial area near downtown Richmond once eyed as a ballpark site, is back in the running as the potential site of a new Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League) ballpark, as is the city’s industrial Manchester area. Former Mayor Doug Wilder pushed Shockoe Bottom as the site of a ballpark for […]

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Giants, Flying Squirrels extend affiliation

The Richmond Flying Squirrels (Class AA; Eastern League) and the San Francisco Giants extended their player-development contract through the 2014 season. Giants’ Vice President of Baseball Operations Bobby Evans and Flying Squirrels’ Vice President & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell announced the extension during a special pregame ceremony prior to Saturday’s game. “Our ownership group and […]

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