Minor league nicknames give teams local identity
Lugnut, where Walker is the starting center fielder for the Chicago Cubs' Class A team in the Midwest League. Being a Lugnut puts him among the thousands of players who carry some of baseball's most creative nicknames on their chests ...
Minor league padres become a major attraction in Tucson
Tucson, after all, had fielded a team in the Pacific Coast League every year since 1969. Then, this spring, the city was without a major league spring training camp for the first time since 1945. Suddenly, that baseball void was the size of a giant saguaro.
San Rafael professional baseball team promises fun
San Rafael Pacifics? "I climbed the ladder to the bottom rung," Mike Shapiro said, "and I'm so happy. I love doing this." California's only professional independent team is preparing for its inaugural season in the North American Baseball League ...
Padres loaded behind plate, on mound
Triple-A Tucson finished 77-67 but missed the ... 290 with power. "He's always been a guy whose hit and driven in runs," Smith said. "He has a knack for barreling up the baseball and he improved defensively at first. But his bat is his calling ...
Minor scandal for minor league team
Minor league baseball games are not proposal sites. People aren’t really even fans of minor league baseball teams. They’re just fans of baseball (in general), Dippin’ Dots and getting drunk outdoors. So this thing was suspect the moment it ...