News from Minor League land

Reading Fighting Phils

Yesterday the Reading Fighting Phils unveiled a logo that commemorates the 50 year affiliation with the Philadelphia Phillies.
The gold and navy logo will be featured prominently during the 2016 season.

Reading Fightin Phils logo

The Fighting Phils became the Phillies AA affiliate in 1965. This affiliation is the second oldest after the one between the Lakeland Flying Tigers and the Detroit Tigers. It won’t come as a surprise that with such a long history, great players like Mike Schmidt, Ryne Sandberg, Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins came through Reading on their way to the city of brotherly love.

The logo will be shown on merchandise, apparel, giveaways and marketing efforts.

Delmarva Shorebirds

The Delmarva Shorebirds (A Full Season South Atlantic League) and the Baltimore Orioles announced an extension of the PDC between both clubs. The contract will run through the 2018 season.

The Shorebirds and the Orioles celebrated their twentieth anniversary as baseball partners in 2015.

Shorebirds general manager Chris Bitters said the following about the extension: “We are very happy to secure our future with the Orioles for another two years,” Bitters said. “They have been great to us in providing players and field staff that lead to an exciting on-field product, and we have continued to make improvements to ensure that all who play for us can perform at a high level.”

Through the end of the 2015 season, 65 former Shorebirds have gone on to make their major league debuts with the Orioles including Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop, Nick Markakis and Brian Roberts.


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