Staten Island Atlantic League Team Presents New Moniker

The new Atlantic League team that will play in Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the ballpark of the former Staten Island Yankees, has presented its new moniker and new logos. The team will be called the Staten Island FerryHawks. After a name the team contest, the name was part of a fan vote together with Harbor …

New York Yankees to be Part of Staten Island Atlantic League Team Investor Group

Recently, you could read here about the likelihood of a Staten Island team joining the Atlantic League in 2022. Slowly more becomes clear about the new owner group. One of the partial owners will make your jaw drop. Richmond County Bank Ballpark, future home of the new Staten Island team in the Atlantic League According …

Baseball Likely to Return to Staten Island

With the Staten Island Yankees being abandoned by their MLB namesake and MLB, the borough of Staten Island lost a baseball team as the Staten Island Yankees threw the towel. But now it seems that the independent Atlantic League will return to Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the former New York-Penn League ballpark. Richmond County Bank …

Staten Island Yankees Cease Operations, Sue MLB Namesake

The Staten Island Yankees have announced they will cease operations. The team was financially troubled already but due to the corona crisis, it got even worse. To continue as an independent team is not an option according to the club. The Club is suing the New York Yankees for broken promises. Even though the Yankees …

Overview of Teams That Have Been Kicked out of MiLB So Far

It all started with a list of 42 teams that should be kicked out of affiliated ball. Now a year later, what is the status? How many of these 42 teams have really been kicked out of Minor League Baseball? The following leagues and their teams are not affiliated anymore. They have been demoted to …

Staten Island Ballpark will receive a $5MM upgrade

After the New York Yankees abandoned their Short-A affiliate about a week and a half ago, Staten Island is looking for a spot in the Independent Atlantic League. With the help of the City of New York, they are trying to convince the league to adopt Staten Island as one of its franchises. But for …

MLB cuts ties between Minnesota Twins and Rochester Red Wings

The minor league landscape is slowly changing. After the agreement between MLB and MiLB expired, MLB has taken controle and it shows. The other day, the Yankees announced to adopt two new MiLB franchises, leaving their former farm teams in Staten Island , Charleston and Trenton behind. Now it is the turn for the Minnesota …

Changes in Minor Leagues starting to show at club level

Recently you could read here about the upcoming changes of the Minor League landscape. Those changes are starting to show at the club levels as well. The New York Yankees informed their AA and A-Short Season teams they will move elsewhere. But no official announcement about the new affiliations whatsoever. The team that played under …

Origin of Minor League Team Names, a Reprise: S

Back in 2014, I wrote a series of blog posts about the origin of minor league team names. Since then, the minor league landscape has changed a lot. Clubs moved, adopted new names. All reasons to have a new series in which the new names are added and explained.  This time the letter: S Sacramento …

Staten Island Yankees become PizzaRats

It was a matter of time. After the name-the-team contest was halted, the team needed to opt for a name sooner or later. With an overwhelming vote, New Yorkers voted for the moniker PizzaRats. But... the team will adopt the name for only five games: June 23rd, July 7th, July 14th, July 21st and August …

Staten Island Yankees to keep their name

Unlike big plans of changing the name of the club in 2017, the Staten Island Yankees have decided to remain the Staten Island Yankees; at least for the 2017 season. The club announced that it wanted to change the name to a one that was more Staten Island. After a name-the-team-contest five names came out …

Rays claim Whitley on waivers

The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed relief pitcher Chase Whitley on waivers from the New York Yankees., at least according to the following tweet: https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Rays/status/667827103451099136 https://twitter.com/Yankees/status/667826436208594944 Whitley was called up from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on April 27 and made his first start of the season on the next day. Elbow pain shortened his season as he underwent …

Staten Island Yankees will get new impulse

When the Staten Island Yankees and the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets A Short Season affiliate) joined the New York - Penn League in 1999, the Cyclones were an instant success. The Yankees on their turn not so.... The promotion of the team to the New York - Penn League was promising. People would flock into Richmond County …

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: S

S Sacramento RiverCats: The word River refers to the Sacramento river. It isn’t the first ball club where a characteristic of the area and the word “cat” are put together to create a name for the club. Salem Red Sox: Another fine example of a club run and owned by the parent club with the …

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