Today in baseball: Fastest pro game ever

Today, 103 years ago, the fastest game in professional baseball was played. And all this because both teams had to catch their trains. On August 30, 1916, the Winston-Salem Twins and the Asheville Tourists played a nine-inning game at Riverside Park in just a bit more than half an hour, thirty-one minutes to be exact. …

Rockies and Tourists extend affiliation

The Colorado Rockies and its A Full Season affiliate Asheville Tourists announced they have extended their Player Development Contract (PDC) through the 2020 season. The two teams are affiliated since 1994, one year after the Rockies debuted in MLB. Since their affiliation with the Rockies, the Tourists have won two Sally League (South Atlantic League) …

Tourists and IronPigs sport special jerseys on Thursday

Once again two Minor League clubs will wear special jerseys as part of a promotion. Tomorrow, Thursday, June 29, the Asheville Tourists and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will wear special themed jerseys which will be auctioned for charity after the game. The Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies A Full Season affiliate) will adopt the name Asheville …

Peace, love, baseball in Asheville

Time for another nice promotion. The Asheville Tourirsts (Single-A affiliation of the Colorado Rockies in the South Atlantic League) will become the Asheville Hippies for one day. On June 29, McCormick Field, home of the Asheville Tourists will turn into a Woodstock-like environment when the Asheville Hippies will take the field. The team will wear special …

Biscuits owner signs deal with SL rival

No, no, it is not as shocking as the head tells you. But the head of this blog post is true nevertheless. Tom Dickson, owner of the Montgomery Biscuits is also owner of PCL, a professional catering company specialized in catering and concessions at minor league ballparks. In this case PCL has struck a deal …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

After an absence of a few days, here is a summary of what happened with the Dutchies in the various play off games of the last days. A Advanced After falling behind 2-1 vs the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the High Desert Mavericks won game four, forcing a decisive game five. In game four the Mavs …

Origin of Minor League team names: A

Since 2004 I am addicted to Minor League baseball. Not that it is easy to attend a game when you live in the Netherlands, but I love the way those clubs are more focused on families, children and the related entertainment. In 2008 I attended my first Minor League game at Adelanto, CA. The High …

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