West Coast League expands to include Edmonton Riverhawks

The rapidly growing collegiate summer level West Coast League introduced its third new team scheduled to begin play in 2021. The Edmonton Riverhawks are the 15th team in the WCL, and the first outside British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. The nickname derives from the North Saskatchewan River, which features prominently

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Pickle Things Are Happening: The Story Behind the Portland Pickles

The first time marketing entrepreneur Alan Miller heard the name of the collegiate summer level Portland Pickles, a team he now co-owns with former Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan (among others), he was not too sure about it. “When I originally heard it,” he said, “it was a little bit

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New Atlantic League team to play in Gastonia, NC

A new independent baseball team coming to Gastonia, North Carolina, is looking for a nickname. The team is asking fans to consider factors related to the city’s “historical significance, roots in baseball, local geography, work ethic and culture, the community’s personality, and other elements unique to the city and its

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WooSox unveil extensive uniform set

The Worcester Red Sox—WooSox to friends—unveiled the on-field threads they’ll wear in their debut season next year, including nine jerseys and seven caps. The nine jerseys include three whites, three blues, two reds, and one gray, featuring the city’s name in a traditional Red Sox font, the team name in

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Baseball Players Celebrating Negro Leagues with Patch Sunday

What is the patch baseball players are wearing Sunday? All Major League Baseball teams and players will wear a red and white patch featuring the blue silhouette of a baseball player on their jerseys on Sunday, August 16, 2020. This patch is being worn in recognition of the 100th anniversary

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Minor League Baseball announces top 25 teams, record sales in 2019

Minor League Baseball’s 160 affiliated teams sold a record $85.7 million in merchandise during the 2019 calendar year. That number is an increase of almost 17 percent over 2018’s then-record $74 million in sales, which was an increase of four percent over 2017’s then-record $71 million. Each year, MiLB announces

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Oilers Ethan Bear honours First Nations heritage with Cree nameplate

It was big news in March of 2018 when Ethan Bear, who is from the Ochapowace First Nation in southeastern Saskatchewan, made his NHL debut. Two years later, Bear, a defenceman for the Edmonton Oilers, made headlines again, this time for honouring his First Nation heritage by wearing a jersey

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