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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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Cook joins revamped Barons front office

Big changes in the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) front office this offseason, as John Cook leaves Minor League Baseball to join the staff as Director of Sales. Cook previouslt was Senior Vice President of Business Ops at St. Pete; previously he was general manager of the Clearwater Threshers (High Class A; Florida State […]

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In memoriam: Ben Mondor and Harold Cooper

Two giants in the Minor League Baseball world passed away: Pawtucket Red Sox (Class AAA; International League) owner Ben Mondor passed away last night, while former International League President Harold Cooper passed away this morning. Mondor and Cooper played important roles in Minor League Baseball, helping nurture the industry as it went through some terrible […]

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League Histories

Want to know more about teams and leagues of the past? This is the place for you. Here’s a listing of affiliated, independent and summer-collegiate leagues, organized by type. Enjoy! MAJOR LEAGUESAmerican LeagueNational League AFFILIATED LEAGUES Appalachian League California League Carolina League Eastern League Florida State League International League Midwest League New York-Pennsylvania League Northwest […]

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Affiliate Dance: 2020

What teams have upcoming affiliation deals, and which ones are tied long-term to their parent teams? We list them all here as the 2021 affiliate dance reaches its conclusion. With the expiration of the most recent Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA) between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, MLB has assumed control of MiLB and […]

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Northwest League

Today’s Northwest League is actually the third name this league has gone by since its inception in 1918. It began life as the Pacific Coast International League and played under that name for its first and third seasons, playing under the name of the Northwest International League in 1919. (Those early days were not the […]

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