Top Menu

Tag Archives | sioux falls canaries

2013 Logo/Branding of the Year: Hillsboro Hops

It was the perfect look and perfect marketing for a beer-crazy region: The Hillsboro Hops (short season A; Northwest League) have won Best Logo/Branding in the 2013 Ballpark Digest Annual Awards. If you were to pick an area that typifies America’s love affair with craft beers, it would be the Pacific Northwest, home to hundreds […]

Continue Reading

Kuhn rejoins Miracle front office

John Kuhn, whose baseball travels included gigs in Kalamazoo, Sioux Falls and Pittsfield, has rejoined the team where he began his front-office career, the Fort Myers Miracle (High Class A; Florida State League). He’s the team’s new Senior Director of Business Development. Kuhn is an original member of the Miracle front office from 1992-95. “It’s […]

Continue Reading

Pheasants unveil 20th-anniversary logo

The Sioux Falls Pheasants (independent; American Association) unveiled a 20th anniversary logo to mark the team’s history in independent baseball. “It’s exciting and surreal to think that this modern era of professional baseball in the Sioux Empire celebrates twenty years this season,” said Pheasants CEO Gary Weckwerth. “For those that have followed the team during […]

Continue Reading

Slammers make first hire: Bart Zeller

The manager is the face of a baseball team in the community, and the Joliet Slammers (independent; Frontier League) made a key hire in their early history: Bart Zeller is the team’s new field manager. A native of Chicago Heights, Ill., Zeller attended Eastern Illinois University before signing with the St. Louis Cardinals and playing […]

Continue Reading

It’s official: Four teams defect from NoL to AA

It’s official: four teams — the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, Gary-SouthShore RailCats, Kansas City T-Bones and Winnipeg Goldeyes — will be leaving the independent Northern League for the American Association for the 2011 season. The four teams will leave behind four Chicagoland teams in the Northern League for the 2011 season, presumably with Clark Griffith still as […]

Continue Reading

Northern League split: Four to AA, four remain

According to several sources at the ownership level, the current game plan for the independent Northern League has the four Chicagoland teams remaining in the circuit and Clark Griffith continuing as commissioner, while four teams — Winnipeg, Fargo-Moorhead, Gary-SouthShore and Kansas City — moving to the American Association. The four Chicagoland teams — Rockford RiverHawks, […]

Continue Reading