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Modesto, Rockies extend player development contract

Our first post-Sept. 11 PDC: The Modesto Nuts (High Class A; California League) and the Colorado Rockies extended their player development contract through the 2016 season. The two-year extension will ensure the partnership continues for twelve consecutive seasons, extending the second longest affiliation in Modesto professional baseball history. “We’ve enjoyed ten great seasons as a […]

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Personnel moves in Modesto, Reading, Quad Cities, Greenville and Greeneville

Lots of MiLB personnel news: HWS Baseball promotes three; Eric Jarinko is the new Greenville Drive GM; the Quad Cities River Bandits add two assistant GMs; Tonya Petrunak returns to Reading, and the Greeneville Astros add two sales reps. HWS Baseball, the parent company of the Modesto Nuts (High Class A; California League), Mobile Bay […]

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Coach barred from Cal League dugouts for unusual game strategy

Todd Steverson has been barred from California League dugouts after calling an unusual game strategy while serving as temporary coach of the Stockton Ports: forfeiting via balk. Steverson is a hitting coach in the Oakland organization and was serving as temporary coach of the Ports while Webster Garrison was on vacation. On June 23 the Ports’ game […]

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Gorrasi, Nuts honored by Cal League

The Modesto Nuts were named the California League’s Organization of the Year for the second consecutive year, while VP/GM Mike Gorrasi was named exec of the year for the second consecutive year. The Modesto Nuts set a franchise attendance record for the 5th consecutive season as 180,785 fans passed through the turnstile at John Thurman […]

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Nuts, Rockies combine for two more years

The Modesto Nuts (High Class A; California League) and the Colorado Rockies will be together for two more years, as the pair’s PDC is extended. The two-year extension will ensure the partnership continues for eight consecutive seasons, tying the second longest affiliation in Modesto professional baseball history. The franchise previously held 8-year partnerships with the […]

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California League

The California League began life as a joint operation between Major League Baaeball and the Pacific Coast League to bring a lower classification of baseball to the Pacific Coast. When baseball reorganized after the 1962 season it was repositioned as a High Class A league. Class C / 1941-1942, 1946-1962 High Class A / 1963-present […]

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