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LaHair Returning as Dragons Manager; Entire Coaching Staff is Announced

January 17, 2023

Dayton, Ohio—The Dayton Dragons announced their 2023 coaching staff today, as assigned by the Cincinnati Reds. Bryan LaHair—Manager Todd Naskedov—Pitching Coach Eric Richardson—Hitting Coach Osmin Melendez—Coach Additionally, the Dragons announced that Josh Hobson will serve as the club’s athletic trainer in 2023 while Joel Canacoo will be the team’s strength

Dayton Dragons National Anthem Tryouts Open Now

January 9, 2023

DAYTON DRAGONS NATIONAL ANTHEM TRYOUTS OPEN NOW Dayton Daily News and Dayton Dragons host VIRTUAL National Anthem Tryouts for the 2023 season. DAYTON, OH – A traditional sign that baseball season is just around the corner in the Miami Valley is National Anthem Tryouts, presented by the Dayton Daily News.

Dragons 2022 Year in Review

December 19, 2022

Click here to view the Dragons 2022 Year in Review

Dayton Community, Day Air Credit Union, and the Dayton Dragons Help Raise Over $34,000 in Holiday 50/50 Raffle

December 15, 2022

DAYTON, OHIO - The Dayton Dragons Foundation and Day Air Credit Union announced today that $17,327.50 will be presented to the Fisher/Nightingale Houses, Inc. after completion of a special holiday online 50/50 raffle. The 50/50 raffle began on December 1 and continued until December 14. A total of $34,655 was

Many Dragons Connections on New Top-10 Reds Prospect List from Baseball America

De La Cruz Picked as Reds #1 Prospect Entering 2023
December 15, 2022

DAYTON, OH —Baseball America, the trade publication for Minor League Baseball, has announced its annual list of top-10 prospects in the Cincinnati Reds organization. Selection to the top-10 prospect list is a notable achievement for any player among the approximately 150 minor leaguers in the Reds system. Elly De La

Dragons Holiday "50/50 Raffle" Grows Over $10,000

December 8, 2022

With less than a week left, Miami Valley residents can win big* and give back to Fisher House Foundation.* DAYTON, OHIO – The Dayton Dragons Foundation special online 50/50 raffle, presented by Day Air Credit Union, with proceeds benefitting the Fisher House (Dayton VA Medical Center Campus), has grown to

Reds Honor 2022 Dragon Elly De La Cruz as Minor League Player of the Year

McGarry, Abbott Also Receive Big Awards at RedsFest
December 2, 2022

Dayton, Ohio—Dayton Dragons 2022 shortstop Elly De La Cruz has been selected as the winner of the Sheldon “Chief” Bender Award, an honor presented annually by the Cincinnati Reds to their Minor League Player of the Year. The Reds announced their Minor League player awards on Friday night at RedsFest.

Win Big in the Dragons Holiday “50/50 Raffle”

December 1, 2022

Win Big in the Dragons Holiday “50/50 Raffle” Presented by Day Air Credit Union Benefitting the Fisher House (Dayton VA Medical Center Campus) DAYTON, OHIO – The Dayton Dragons Foundation has launched a special online 50/50 raffle, presented by Day Air Credit Union, with proceeds benefitting the Fisher House (Dayton

New Business Club Assists Local Businesses that are Season Ticket Holders in 2023

November 28, 2022

Dayton, Ohio—The Dayton Dragons announced today the creation of a new “Business Club” will be available to local businesses that become Dragons season holders in 2023. There is no additional cost to the season ticket package. All Dragons 2023 season ticket plans feature no price increase from 2022, and all

Four Former Dragons Added to Reds 40-Man Roster

November 16, 2022

Dayton, Ohio—Four former Dayton Dragons players were added to the 40-man roster of the Cincinnati Reds for the first time on Tuesday evening, as announced by the Reds. Former Dragons added to the Reds 40-man roster (listed with their season/s with the Dragons): Elly De La Cruz, shortstop (2022) Noelvi

Dragons Veteran Salute Program, presented by CareSource, Continues in 2023

November 10, 2022

DAYTON, OHIO – The Dayton Dragons and CareSource, a nonprofit multistate health plan, are continuing their commitment for the Dayton Dragons Veteran Salute program, presented by CareSource. The program is an extension of CareSource's commitment to improve the lives of complex populations including veterans and their families through innovative programs

Elly De La Cruz Selected as Midwest League's Top Prospect and All-Star Shortstop

First Dayton Player Honored as Top MWL Prospect Since Austin Kearns in 2000
November 9, 2022

Dayton, Ohio—Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced its official 2022 Midwest League Full-Season All-Star Team and player awards, and Dayton Dragons shortstop Elly De La Cruz received a pair of big honors. De La Cruz was named the league’s “Top MLB Prospect” and was also named as the MWL’s all-star

Dragons to Conduct Auditions for Green Team, Mascot Performers, & On-Field Hosts

November 7, 2022

DAYTON, OHIO—The Dayton Dragons are conducting auditions for several professional entertainment positions with the team. The Dragons are holding auditions for the “Green Team,” on-field entertainment hosts, and mascot performers for the 2023 season. The Dragons are seeking fun, energetic, and enthusiastic performers for these positions. What is the Green

Dragons Off-Season Player News & Notes

October 19, 2022

DAYTON, OHIO—The Dayton Dragons organization is already hard at work in preparation for their 23rd season in the Midwest League. The Dragons 2023 home opening night at Day Air Ballpark in the heart of the Water Street District is set for Tuesday, April 11 when the Dragons host the Great

Dragons Announce Home Game Times for 2023 Season

October 13, 2022

DAYTON, OHIO- The Dayton Dragons today announced game times for their 66-game home schedule in 2023 at Day Air Ballpark in the heart of the Water Street District. The list of dates and opponents was announced in September. Click here to view the Dragons complete 2023 home schedule with start

Dragons Finish #1 in all Minor League Baseball in Attendance Average for 2022 Season

Dragons Rank First Nationally among 120 Clubs at All Levels
October 10, 2022

Dayton, Ohio—The Dayton Dragons finished first among all 120 Minor League Baseball clubs in attendance average in 2022, ending the season with a final average of 7,935 per home opening. Eight Minor League Baseball (MiLB) clubs finished the year with an average of at least 7,000, topped by the Dragons,

Dragons Named DBJ's "Customer Services Business of the Year" Honoree

October 7, 2022

For the third time, Dragons unsurpassed customer service recognized by the Miami Valley. The Dayton Dragons have been selected as a 2022 honoree for the "Customer Service Business of the Year" by the Dayton Business Journal. Honorees are selected by the Dayton Business Journal’s Editorial Board, as well as, invited

Dragons 2022 Organizational and Team Review

September 28, 2022

Click here to view the full Dragons 2022 Season Review with photos The summary at the link above provides a comprehensive review of the season from an organizational and team perspective. A few of the many items covered in this review include: Community Support and Involvement at New Levels in

2022 Autographed, Game-Worn Jerseys for more than 30 Dragons Players and Coaches Available in On-Line Auction

September 28, 2022

Dayton, Ohio—Autographed, game-worn jerseys for more than 30 Dayton Dragons players and coaches from the 2022 season are available in an on-line auction starting today and continuing until 10:00 a.m. on October 7. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Dragons Foundation, which provides the financial support for the many

Elly De La Cruz Named Reds Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America

September 20, 2022

Dayton, Ohio—Elly De La Cruz, who spent the majority of the 2022 season with the Dayton Dragons, has been selected as the Cincinnati Reds Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America. This is the first of what is expected to be many honors and awards for De La

Day Air Credit Union to Host College Prep Night at Day Air Ballpark

September 14, 2022

Dayton, Ohio – The Dayton Dragons and Day Air Credit Union will hold College Prep Night, a FREE educational event for prospective college students, at Day Air Ballpark on Wednesday, September 28 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. College Prep Night is a one-stop college resource event to guide prospective

Dragons Announce 2023 Schedule

September 13, 2022

DAYTON, OHIO—The Dayton Dragons today announced their game schedule for the 2023 season, the Dragons 23rd year of professional baseball. The Dragons 2023 home opening night at Day Air Ballpark in the heart of the Water Street District is set for Tuesday, April 11 when the Dragons host the Great

Dragons Season Finale Rained-Out in Lansing

September 11, 2022

Lansing, Mich.—The Midwest League game between the Dayton Dragons and Lansing Lugnuts was canceled due to rain on Sunday afternoon at Jackson Field in Lansing, Michigan. The game, the 2022 season finale, will not be rescheduled. The Dragons finished the season with a record of 67-61, their second straight year

Dragons Winning Streak is Snapped in Lansing Despite Hendrick's Home Run

September 10, 2022

Lansing 9, Dragons 5 Click here * for the box score* Lansing (R-H-E): 9-12-0; Dayton (R-H-E): 5-7-0 Win: Jack Owen (6-1); Loss: Miguel Medrano (2-5); Save: None HR: Dayton: Austin Hendrick (14th, 1 on base in ninth inning). HR: Lansing: Lawrence Butler, 2 (10th, 1 on base in fourth inning;