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Bowling Green reveals Cavemen identity

Rays High-A affiliate pays tribute to natural wonders of Kentucky
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February 16, 2024

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Father of Niners' QB had a Purdy good MiLB career

Brock's dad, Shawn, pitched eight seasons in the Minor Leagues
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February 9, 2024

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From the Minor Leagues to the Super Bowl

A look at big game participants with professional baseball roots
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February 4, 2024

The first Super Bowl took place on Jan. 15, 1967, when the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers won the Super Bowl again the following season, this time over the Oakland Raiders. Tom Brown was a member of both those Packers teams, as well the 1965

A salute to five International League heroes

Razor, Corky, The King and more who became Triple-A legends
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February 2, 2024

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Serving up Minors' tastiest alternate identities

A deliciously appetizing look at the best food-centric nicknames
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January 28, 2024

Over the last decade, Minor League Baseball teams across the nation have made it a habit to temporarily change their name to one that pays homage to a regionally beloved delicacy. When considered as a whole, this array of food-based identities makes a smorgasbord too rich and marvelous for a

Plan a trip to see MiLB's newest ballparks

Three years ago six new Minor League ballparks debuted
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January 26, 2024

Several Minor League ballparks are currently under construction, and even more are in the planning stages. Nonetheless, 2024 will mark the third straight season in which no new facilities open their doors. But lest we forget: A mere three years ago, a whopping six Minor League ballparks debuted for the

Ben's Biz: Knights host outdoor AHL game

Truist Field plays host to an American Hockey League matchup
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January 19, 2024

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Ben's Biz: Minor League goals and resolutions

From enjoying a favorite hot dog to exploring a new MiLB road trip
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January 12, 2024

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Ben's Biz: Fans' favorite '23 MiLB memories

Readers weigh in with their Minor League Baseball highlights
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January 5, 2024

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Ben's Biz: 10 highlights from 2023 season

Ben reflects back on his favorite things from the year that was
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December 22, 2023

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Minor League ballparks light up for holidays

Ben's Biz explores how six MiLB clubs are decking the halls
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December 15, 2023

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE. Subscribe HERE. At Minor League ballparks all over the country, peanuts and Cracker Jack have

Ben's Biz eats: From Tennessee to Ohio

Nashville, Bowling Green, Louisville, Indianapolis and Columbus
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December 8, 2023

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Naturally, Northwest Arkansas finds fresh look

Royals Double-A club celebrates nature, community through design
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December 6, 2023

Call it a Natural progression: On Wednesday afternoon, the Minor League Baseball team in Springdale, Ark., unveiled new logos and uniforms. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals, the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, are named for the natural beauty of the region in which they compete. The Texas League franchise,

Ben's Biz eats: Best of NY and PA

Most delightful Empire eats and Keystone concessions
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December 1, 2023

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Ben's Biz MiLB roundup: New logos unveiled

Rome, Lake Elsinore, Erie, Winston-Salem & IronPigs refresh looks
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November 25, 2023

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Ben's Biz eats: Best of the South

A taste of Biloxi, Birmingham, Montgomery and Pensacola
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November 17, 2023

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High-A Rome enters whole new era as Emperors

Atlanta affiliate transforms into regal, kid-friendly penguins identity
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November 16, 2023

Rome, Georgia, got its name because, like its Italian counterpart, the city was built within seven hills and the rivers that run between them. At a ballpark event on Thursday evening, Rome’s Minor League Baseball team further solidified the connection between the two seemingly disparate locales. The Rome Emperors have

MiLB honors top promotions of '23

Six teams were honored at the inaugural Fall Meetings
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November 10, 2023

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Ben's Biz eats: Best of the Pacific Northwest

Tasty delights of Eugene, Hillsboro, Tacoma and Vancouver
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November 3, 2023

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Clippers gameday mainstay got his start in '67 

Marvin Dill began his journey with the Columbus Jets 56 years ago
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November 2, 2023

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If you’ve attended a Minor League Baseball game in Columbus, Ohio, at any point over the last 56 years, then one thing is almost certain: Marvin Dill was there in the ballpark with you. In 1967, Dill began working for the Columbus Jets, assisting in the visitors'

New logo has Greensboro hopping with excitement

Pirates' High-A affiliate unveils refreshed look entering 20th season
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November 1, 2023

On the cusp of their 20th year as the Grasshoppers, Greensboro’s Minor League team has taken a leap forward. The Grasshoppers, High-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, unveiled refreshed logos and uniforms during a ballpark event on Wednesday evening. The long-running South Atlantic League team, which adopted the Grasshoppers moniker

Born in England, Oxley now right at home with Bats

Triple-A Louisville graphic designer is guided by his love of baseball
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October 30, 2023

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Max Oxley lives in Kentucky and loves baseball and country music. That’s not exactly a unique character profile, except for this: He grew up in England. Oxley was hired by the Louisville Bats as a graphic designer this past June, joining on with the Cincinnati Reds Triple-A

Ben's Biz: Title winners ranked for '23

Based on how long it had been since they last won a crown
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October 27, 2023

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Ben's Biz: Last stop, a breezy day with the Clippers

The road (trip) ends on a Sunday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio
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October 20, 2023

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Indy broadcaster on cusp of 50th anniversary 

Triple-A Indians play-by-play Howard Kellman is a local icon
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October 19, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- What were you doing 50 years ago? For those who have been around long enough to even consider that question, the answer is probably a bit hazy. Not so for Indianapolis Indians broadcaster Howard Kellman, who can tell you exactly what he was up to: Working tirelessly