It is not even the time of the year for news like this, but the PDC extensions keep coming.
The Milwaukee Brewers and their AA farm team the Biloxi Shuckers have extended their
player development contract. The current contract will expire after the 2016 season. Both teams agreed on continue cooperating through the 2020 sesason.
Of course, the Shuckers were happy to have this PDC extended. “We are extremely proud to announce the continuation of this partnership between the Brewers and Shuckers,” said Shuckers President Ken Young.
“We have developed a great relationship with the Brewers over the past two years and the impact of the players and coaches on the field and in the community has been tremendous.”
Tom Flanagan, the Farm Director of the Milwaukee Brewers stated the following: “The Brewers and Shuckers have a great partnership, and we are excited about this extension. MGM Park is one of the premier ballparks in all of Minor League Baseball, and we look forward to playing there for years to come.”
After a delay in the construction of their ballpark (where have we heard that again?), the Shuckers played their first real home game on June 6, 2015. The team had moved from Huntsville after it was acquired in January 2014. The team finished the 2014 season in Huntsville before it was announced that it would move to Biloxi. Due to the delay in the ballpark construction, the team was forced to play a big part of the season in Joe Davis
Stadium in Huntsville, a couple in Pearl MS and some at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
Both franchises are linked to each other since 1999, when the minor league franchise was still in Huntsville and named the Huntsville Stars.
In their inaugural season, the Shuckers won a Southern League leading 115 games and advanced to the Southern League Championship Series in which they fell to the Chattanooga Lookouts in five.