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On tap today: the Rickwood Classic

Today sees one of the great traditions in Minor League Baseball, when the Birmingham Barons (Class AA; Southern League) host the Mississippi Braves in the annual Rickwood Classic. This year’s Classic will celebrate the Roaring Twenties, a decade that saw the Barons capture two Southern Association titles and set numerous attendance records at Rickwood Field. […]

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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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Southern League teams pitch in to help storm victims

With southern states still reeling from the effects of nasty storms wreaking havoc in the region, Southern League teams are collecting donations, volunteering assistance and providing their facilities for use in disaster relief efforts. “The needs of families and businesses devastated by these storms will be ongoing,” said Southern League President Don Mincher. “I know our […]

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Braves minor-league spring sched posted

We’ve posted the spring-training schedule for the four Atlanta Braves farm teams: Gwinnett Braves (Class AAA; International League), Mississippi Braves (Class AA; Southern League), Lynchburg Hillcats (Class A; Carolina League) and Rome Braves (Class A; Sally League). You can view the schedule here. The minor-league teams affiliated with the Atlanta Braves play their home games […]

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Trustmark Park / Mississippi Braves

Pearl, Mississippi, is a small, sleepy town just outside of Jackson, and is where you’ll find Trustmark Park, the home of the Mississippi Braves (Class AA; Southern League). Jackson is definitely the target market here, as Pearl’s population (22,000) isn’t enough to support a Double A franchise. Jackson had been the home of a Texas […]

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