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NA, MLB extend agreement for six more years

No surprise here: Major League Baseball and the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (NAPBL) have agreed on a new six-year Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA), extending through the 2020 season, as both sides unanimously approve the agreement. “Major League Baseball is very happy to continue its partnership with Minor League Baseball,” said Baseball Commissioner Allan […]

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MiLB staffs up

Two additions to the staff of Minor League Baseball in St. Pete: Rusty Morris is the new Manager, Creative Services, while Sheryl Hamilton is the new receptionist. Morris will design marketing materials, including logos, brochures, advertisements, sales decks, programs, event signage, credentials and posters. He will also create visual elements for electronic newsletters, web advertisements, […]

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MiLB announces staff additions

Jessica Watts and Mark Labban have joined the Minor League Baseball staff as Coordinator, Business Services and Assistant, Business Development, respectively. Watts was a travel and merchandise trainee with the Durham Bulls (Class AAA; International League) last year. She will coordinate the management of over 90 online team merchandise storefronts and 40 online auction sites […]

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Rockies owners buy Casper Ghosts

Colorado Rockies General Partners Dick and Charlie Monfort have completed the purchase of the Casper Ghosts (rookie; Pioneer League), as the transaction has been approved by the Pioneer League and Minor League Baseball — but it remains to be seen how long the team remains at Mike Lansing Field. “We are very happy to have […]

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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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Strickland, Meredith, Ball and Tamaska nab Turf Awards

Scott Strickland (Triple-A), Shaun Meredith (Double-A), Chris Ball (Class A) and Tommy Tamaska (Short Season/Rookie) are this year’s classification winners in the annual Sports Turf Manager of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA). Ball was also the Class A winner in 2007. He has won or shared the title of […]

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Spelius, Ridley win Giles, Rawlings Awards

As the baseball world preps for the upcoming Winter Meetings, awards are being announced. Minor League Baseball has selected Midwest League President George Spelius and Nashville Sounds Office Manager Sharon Ridley as this year’s recipients of the Warren Giles and the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Awards, respectively. The Giles Award annually honors outstanding […]

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Purpura wins Hemond Award

Minor League Baseball Executive Vice President & COO Tim Purpura has been named the winner of the 10th annual Roland Hemond Award by the Arizona Fall League. The award is presented to recognize a baseball executive who has provided at least 15 years of outstanding service to professional baseball and who has served the Arizona […]

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