The Border League was a Class D minor league that first saw action in 1912. It lasted only two seasons. After World War II, another Border League was created in 1946. This time the league lasted until July 16 1951, when the league disbanded. The first Border League started without the required five teams. The… Continue reading Minor League History: Border League
The group Caribbean Baseball Initiative, led by Lou Schwechheimer, a veteran minor league executive, has traveled around in Cuba several times now, to see if they can find people who want to step in a joint venture to bring professional baseball back to Cuba. Trips full of talking and especially full of listening. The group wants to do… Continue reading Will MiLB land in Cuba any time soon?
Trading players is from all times. But one trade is weirder than the other. Here is an overview of weird trades that happened through the history of baseball. In 1994, the Minnesota Twins traded future Hall of Famer Dave Winfield to the Cleveland Indians for player to be named later. But when the season was… Continue reading Some weird trades
The Blue Ridge League was located in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. The league was founded in 1915 and had headquarters in Hagerstown. It started with six teams, as the National Commission (now known as National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or NAPB) required. Charles H. Boyer, who also owned the Hagerstown… Continue reading Minor League History: Blue Ridge League
The last few weeks this blog has reported about several extensions of Player Development Contracts. Today there is another one. The Cleveland Indians and the Columbus Clippers (AAA, International League winner of 2015) announced that they have extended their PDC through the 2018 season. This season the Clippers won the championship of the Intenrational League,… Continue reading Another PDC extension
As the name indicates, the Blue Grass League was located in Kentucky. There were two leagues with the same name. The first operated five seasons from 1908 through 1912, the second lasted three seasons from 1922 through 1924. The 1908-1912 edition operated as a Class D league. In the five seasons of the 1908-1912 Blue Grass… Continue reading Minor League History: Blue Grass League
The Milwaukee Brewers’ AA farm team, the Biloxi Shuckers will host the parent club in an exhibtion game on April 2nd 2016. The Brewers will make a detour to the Gulf Coast town on their way home from their Cactus League Spring Training facility in Maryvale AZ. The brand new affiliate of the Brewers, previously… Continue reading Biloxi Shuckers will host parent club in exhibition