Tragedy on the track a result of auto racing culture It certainly is in NASCAR, and that trickles down to local dirt tracks like Canandaigua the same way low-minor-league ballplayers are more likely to chew tobacco if they see major-leaguers doing it on TV.Kevin Harvick and Kurt and...
Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

...learned when he was charged with felony assault for rushing the mound - swinging a bat - after he was hit by a pitch in a minor league game.So Stewart would not expect to be charged for the car-on-car bump that sent Ward spinning into the wall...
Mariners continue to frustrate with lack of runs

...changed it. The Mariners, in recent years, have brought in a steady succession of would-be bats at the major- and minor-league level, and only a precious few have broken out.The draft hasn't changed it, though there is legitimate hope that...
The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Now Playing Synopsis: Chapman and Maclain Way's documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball tells the tale of the Mavericks, an independent minor league baseball team (meaning it was not affiliated with any big-league club) that formed in 1973. They fielded a squad consisting of guys who showed up for an open try out, many of whom had been cut from more reputable organizations. The ragtag team actually started to win, and their hometown of Portland ended up giving them a devoted fan base. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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...Released RHP Scott Baker from a minor league contract.TAMPA BAY RAYS - Released LHP Erik Bedard from a minor league contract.TEXAS RANGERS - Optioned...terms with C Chris Snyder on a minor league contract. Added RHP DanielMcCutchen...
The Major League's Minor Leagues: American baseball's league system can be complicated. Here's a primer:

...are the exception to the rules. Most players play at least one minor league season. Occasionally, exceptional players, such as former...Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Manny Machado also needed limited minor league time.
A's win series with Seattle

...tendinitis, could be activated as soon as Monday, while OF Craig Gentry (lower back strain) will make at least one more minor league appearance before returning. RHP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will stay in Oakland and continue rehab, beginning strengthening...
Staveland inks minor league deal with Braves

...the major leagues by signing a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves...rookies will be assigned to their minor league teams. Staveland said he expects...professional baseball with an independent minor league team -- the Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan...
Minor league attendance highest in 4 years

NEW YORK - The average regular season attendance in the minor leagues rose 1.8 percent this year to its highest level since 2009.
Today In Sports History

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