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Williamsport Crosscutters To Join The New MLB Draft League

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The Williamsport Crosscutters have been the Phillies Short Season A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies since 2007. They will now be moving on to the brand-new MLB Draft League which will start its inaugural season in 2021. 296 more words


History of the Minors: When the Mighty Babe Struck Out in Chattanooga

The Chattanooga Lookouts, a Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, got their name in 1909 after a fan contest resulted in naming the team after nearby Lookout Mountain. 957 more words


History of the Minors: Was This the Worst Team Ever?

The 1926 baseball season in Reading, Pa., started like this:

“Well, your Reading Keystones, 1926 edition, stepped out into Lauer’s Park yesterday afternoon to open the International League season against the Toronto Leafs. 667 more words


History of the Minors: Ty Cobb's Side Hustle

In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Dodgers four games to two. The clincher was played on Oct. 12. Three days later they were in a ballpark called Lighthouse Park in Connecticut playing a semi-pro team called the New Haven Colonials. 691 more words


Brooklyn Cyclones to be Part of Newly Forming High-A Mid-Atlantic League, Per Reports

Major League Baseball’s minor league contraction carousel continues to move.

MiLB begins to make moves to contract from 160 teams to 120.

With MiLB eliminating the short-season A New York-Penn from its MLB affiliation, it looks like the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) will move to the soon-to-be-formed High-A Mid-Atlantic League (MAL), according to reports. 198 more words


Meet Lisa Sopko!

It’s not every day that you encounter a woman like Lisa Sopko. Lisa is the wife of Andrew Sopko (a pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays organization) and mama to Remi. 2,995 more words


Somerset Patriots-Goodbye Atlantic League, Hello Minor League

Here is the latest information on the Somerset Patriots move from The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball to the New York Yankees Double A farm system. 110 more words

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