Collegiate Savannah Bananas to Take on Indy Kansas City Monarchs

The Coastal Plains League champions Savannah Bananas have been challenged by the Kansas City Monarchs to face them in a Banana ball showdown in Kansas City as part of the 2022 Banana World Tour. It is nothing more than a US tour but nevertheless, the Savannah Bananas will tour the United States and visit the …

Another Nice Baseball Documentary

As I wrote in one of my previous blog posts (the one about Ballparks Around the World), I watched a baseball documentary named "Summer Ball." It is about a collegiate woodbat team in the community of Bancroft, Iowa. This community has a population of about 730 and baseball is the thing that bonds the people …

Two Very Nice Documentaries

While roaming Youtube, I bumped into two very nice documentaries. One about Ken Griffey Junior and one about the Cap Cod Baseball League. I just wanted to share them with you because they are worth watching. Even though I loathe MLB nowadays, I enjoyed watching the documentary about Ken Griffey Junior. He was always one …

More ICCAC Honors for Dave Janssen

A few weeks ago, you could read here about Dave Janssen earning player of the week honors in the ICCAC for his school Indian Hills Warriors. At the end of the season, things got even better for Dave. Dave and his team won the region championship by beating Iowa Western Reivers 4-3 (loss), 6-2 (win), …

Norwich Sea Unicorns found a home

The Norwich Sea Unicorns announced that the team will be joining the Futures Collegiate Baseball League for the 2021 season. The club was one of 42 that were axed in order to save MLB owners money. Sea Unicorns Owner and Managing Partner Miles Prentice stated: “We are very pleased to be able to keep baseball …

New in Coastal Plain League: Spartanburg Spartanburgers

The news about this team is not as new as the title suggests but the Spartanburgers are the latest addition to the Coastal Plain League. The relevation of the team name happened in February but recently the team presented its uniforms for the 2021 season. And they are sick. The logos of the Spartanburgers refer …

Last Appalachian League team unveils moniker

The former Princeton Rays have unveiled its new name today. Since the club, like the other ones, was left alone by their parent clubs to safe money and the Appy League became a collegiate wood bat league, the Princeton franchise had to look for a different name. The new name is Princeton WhistlePigs. What's a …

Danville Baseball Unveils Moniker

It has been announced for at least two weeks. The former Danville Braves of the Appalachian League, would unveil its new moniker today. After three decades, the team from Danville finally has its own identity. Today the club presented its new name after, like the complete Appalachian League, was pushed aside by MLB in order …

Jack McDowell Burlington Sock Puppets Manager

The Appalachian League's Burlington Sock Puppets have found their 2021 manager. Former MLB pitcher Black Jack McDowell will be at the helm of the collegiate wood bat team. The 1993 Cy Young Award Winner, 3x All-Star, Former 5th Overall Draft Pick and College World Series Champion, has some experience as manager as he managed the …

Vermont LakeMonsters sold, likely to join Futures League

The former New York-Penn League member, Vermont LakeMonsters will have a new owner. Besides that the club will join the Futures League, a collegiate wood bat league. Luckily another team that was abandoned by MLB because of the short term profits for the MLB owners, has likely found a new home. The Vermont LakeMonsters will …

The Next Appy League Team Unveils New Identity

The former Bluefield Blue Jays have announced its new moniker and logo as one of the latest of the Appalachian League teams. The Appalachian League turned into a collegiate wood bat league after MLB cut two levels of professional baseball in a money grab move. The new name of the former Bluefield Blue Jays is …

Another Appalachian League Rebrand: Kingsport Axmen

With the Appalachian League becoming an collegiate wood bat league, all franchises needed to get rid of the name of their former parent clubs. Yesterday another rebrand was presented. The former Kingsport Mets are now called the Kingsport Axmen. The name Axmen is very appropriate for the area. When you look at the history, Daniel …

Pulaski Yankees become River Turtles

The Appalachian League franchise Pulaski Yankees were the next team to adopt its name after the Appalachian League was demoted to become a wood bat collegiate league. After the Burlington Sock Puppets, the Bristol State Liners, the Johnson City Doughboys, the Elizabethton River Riders, the Greenville Flyboys, and the Kingsport Axmen, the Yankees were the …

Also Elizabethton’s Appy League Franchise Rebrands

More news from the MLB "partner" league, the Appalachian League. The former Elizabethton Twins have changed its moniker and logo, the team announced through a press release. The new name of the team is Elizabethton River Riders. “We are so excited for the River Riders to be the future of Elizabethton Baseball. Not only is …

Another Appy League Team Rebrands

Just in: The former Johnson City Cardinals, the St. Louis namesake in the Appalachian League, has announced its new name and logo. The team will compete under the name Johnson City Doughboys. According to a Tweet by @benzbis, Doughboys was slang for US infantry men at the European theatre in World War I. From 1935, …

First two rebrandings in Appy League are a done deal

With the Appalachian League becoming a collegiate wood bat league, so MLB owners can still follow the talented players without having to pay for them, the teams will rebrand to get rid of the former parent clubs' names. Yesterday, two new names and logos were presented. Sure this is a bit of old news, but …

Danville Braves to Change Moniker: Organize Name the Team Contest

With the Appalachian League becoming a collegiate wood bat league all of its teams that were named after their parent club announced to change their moniker. The Danville Braves are the first to take action on this. The Appalachian League was kicked out of minor league baseball by MLB to keep the costs of developing …

Burlington Bees join Prospect League as well

Yesterday you could read here about the Clinton LumberKings joining the Prospect League. But with the addition of the LumberKings, the league would have an odd number of teams. That problem is solved now by adding the Burlington Bees, also a former Minor League team that did not get an invitation by one of the …

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