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Missions in the Bigs - 2023

November 8, 2023

78 Players Across 28 Teams SAN ANTONIO – After seeing 75 Missions alumni receive big league action in 2022, the 2023 season was no different. Throughout the illustrious history of the San Antonio Missions, legendary names like Mike Piazza, Joe Morgan and Brooks Robinson once called the Alamo City home.

San Antonio’s Season Comes to an End in Game Three Defeat 

September 22, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – In a thrilling rubber-match for the Texas League South Division title, the Amarillo Sod Poodles bested the San Antonio Missions. The Missions got on the board first, but a four-run outburst by Amarillo in the fourth inning along with a pair of insurance runs proved to be

Missions Fall to Amarillo in Game Two 

September 22, 2023

Game Three to be Played on Friday, September 22nd in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Missions continued the 2023 Texas League Postseason on Thursday night. With the chance to advance into the Championship Series, the Missions needed a ninth inning comeback on Thursday. Unfortunately, that comeback did

Graham Pauley & Robby Snelling Named Padres Minor League Players of the Year 

September 21, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – Missions infielder/outfielder Graham Pauley and pitcher Robby Snelling have been named the Padres Minor League Players of the Year. This was announced by the San Diego Padres on Thursday. Pauley, 22, is the Padres 2023 Minor League Player of the Year. The Georgia native batted .308 in

Missions Hit Five Homers in Game One Victory in Amarillo 

September 20, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Missions began the 2023 Texas League Postseason on Tuesday night. The Amarillo Sod Poodles hosted the Missions for game one of the best-of-three series. In the hitter-friendly confines of Hodgetown, the two clubs put together some impressive numbers. The Missions slugged five homers while

Bush Jr.’s Four-Hit Game Not Enough in Missions Regular Season Finale 

September 17, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Missions concluded their six-game series against the Springfield Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. Despite a four-hit game from 21-year-old Homer Bush Jr., the Missions could not complete the comeback against Springfield. The regular season finale goes to Springfield by way of a 7-5 final. Jared

Iriarte Punches Out Nine, Missions Take Game Five  

September 16, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Missions continued their six-game series against the Springfield Cardinals on Saturday night. With the wind blowing out to right field, the Missions offense took full advantage of that and slugged three home runs on their way to 7-6 victory. On the mound, Jairo Iriarte

Hollis Continues Hot Streak, Flying Chanclas Bounce Back Against Cardinals 

September 15, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – For the second consecutive night, the Missions took the field representing their Flying Chanclas alter egos. Unlike Thursday night, the Flying Chanclas secured a 3-2 victory on Friday night. Adam Mazur recorded his second win as Graham Pauley legged out two doubles out of the #2 spot

Flying Chanclas Drop Game Three to Springfield 

September 14, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – The Flying Chanclas returned to Wolff Stadium on Thursday night to take on the Springfield Cardinals. A five-run third inning spelled doom for San Antonio in game three of the series. Springfield got out to an 8-0 lead before the Chanclas could score. In a 10-2 defeat,

Cummings Homers Again as Missions Fall to Cardinals 

September 13, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Missions continued their final regular season series on Wednesday night against the Springfield Cardinals. A tight game into the fourth slipped away as the Cardinals slugged three home runs as part of a 13-hit, seven-run barrage. Springfield’s bullpen combined for six strong innings, and

Pair of Homers Catapults Missions Past Cardinals 

September 12, 2023

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Missions began their final regular season series on Tuesday night against the Springfield Cardinals. The Missions started off the series on a high note with a 4-3 victory. The offense clubbed two home runs while Robby Snelling recorded his second victory. Springfield attempted a

Salas, Snelling highlight Padres' Organization All-Stars

San Diego's teen stars usher in the new era headed to Petco Park
October 19, 2023

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the San Diego Padres. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A El Paso:

Copa celebrations bring la Diversión

Modesto, Columbia celebrate Latin culture with ballpark festivities
September 8, 2023

Each month, spotlights an aspect of Copa de la Diversión, Minor League Baseball's Hispanic fan engagement initiative sponsored by Nationwide, the program's official insurance partner. This edition celebrates the unique ballpark entertainment that lives up to the spirit of the Copa program. Check out our look at the similar

17-year-old Salas heading to Double-A (report)

Top Padres prospect will move up to his third level of the year
August 20, 2023

Ethan Salas won’t turn 18 years old until June 2024. But the Padres' top prospect continues to rise up the Minor League ranks. Salas, MLB Pipeline’s No. 5 prospect, has been promoted to Double-A San Antonio, according to multiple reports. The club has not confirmed the news. The 17-year-old catcher

Fans recall first Minor League experiences

Ben's Biz shares reader-submitted tales of ballpark memories
July 31, 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.

The best of the Padres' Minor League ballparks 

From Midwest to Southwest, San Diego system full of unique stops
June 27, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

20 for ‘22: Looking back on a monumental year

Relive the most remarkable records from the 2022 season
December 22, 2022

It’s been two seasons since the Minor Leagues’ transformation into its current shape. Some clubs are settled into new surroundings while others continue to build on their illustrious histories. An expanded Minor League schedule and the elevation of many teams to full-season play have brought about cumulative franchise records –

Merrill leads way in new-look Padres system

Despite trades, San Diego farm features exciting young talent
December 9, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the San Diego Padres.

Missions notch second no-no in less than a week

Lillie, Baez, Hernandez, Fox combine for feat against RockHounds
May 19, 2022

As the great Yogi Berra said, "It's like déjà vu all over again." And for the Missions, it certainly feels that way. For the second time in three games, Double-A San Antonio had four pitchers combine on a no-hitter. Ryan Lillie, Michel Baez, Osvaldo Hernandez and Mason Fox delivered the

'Greatest Gorra' tournament of hats heating up staff picks favorites in Copa de la Diversión cap contest
June 4, 2020

From 92 caps, one will take the crown. The Greatest Gorra tournament has entered its second round, having narrowed its collection to 46 squads from Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversión initiative recognizing and honoring Hispanic and Latinx communities with culturally relevant identities. Fans can cast their second round

Overachieving With Consistent Performance

Thomas Jankins earns an invitation to major league spring training
March 2, 2020

Thomas Jankins likes to stay as busy as possible in the winter months. In fact, Jankins spends so much time with baseball when he’s away from his summer job as a pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, it’s like he hardly has any offseason at all. For the past three

Missions and iHeartMedia Announce 93.3 The Bull as New Flagship Station

iHeartMedia Station to Carry all 140 Missions Games
February 25, 2020

San Antonio - The San Antonio Missions in conjunction with iHeartMedia announced today that 92.5 and 93.3 The Bull (KRPT-FM) will serve as the ball club's new flagship radio station for the 2020-22 seasons."We are thrilled to be able to work with such a powerful media partner in iHeartRadio. Not

Unveiling a bygone era of Missions history

Epic scrapbook documents 16 summers of Texas League baseball
February 24, 2020

Family members of the late Dan Morales would love to know more detail about the life of their beloved patriarch.But for now, they'll just continue to cheer the discovery of an old newspaper article that sheds new light on his most notable gift to the sports world - a scrapbook

Declaring a National Puffy Taco Day

Missions Will Honor a San Antonio Food Favorite -- Along With Their Beloved Mascot
February 12, 2020

Raise a frosty glass of your favorite cold beer, and pass the picante sauce, please. The San Antonio Missions have declared May 22 as National Puffy Taco Day.In addition, the local Pacific Coast League baseball club will transform itself into the San Antonio Puffy Tacos from May 22-24 for the

San Antonio Missions to Transform Into Puffy Tacos for Three Games in May

February 11, 2020

San Antonio - The San Antonio Missions announced today the ball club will pay homage to a staple of the Alamo City's cuisine and morph into the San Antonio Puffy Tacos for three games from May 22-24 against the Iowa Cubs. In addition, the Missions have decreed May 22 as