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Schwechheimer Introduced as Zephyrs Owner

November 30, 2015 - Metairie, LA - At an afternoon press conference on Monday, November 30, 2015, Donald C. Beaver, Owner and CEO of the New Orleans Zephyrs, announced that a company located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island has purchased a 50% interest in the New Orleans Zephyrs franchise. The company, Yes2No, LLC is managed and controlled by General Partner Lou Schwechheimer, a longtime Triple-A baseball owner and executive. Mr. Beaver also announced that Mr. Schwechheimer's team would take over the day-to-day management of the Zephyrs, ... Full Story

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Home Run King Mike Hessman Announces Retirement

November 30, 2015 - Mike Hessman, a fixture of Toledo sports for most of the last decade, announced over the weekend that he has hung up his batting gloves for the final time in order to pursue a career in coaching. The 37 year-old slugger sits at the top of the minor league home run list, with 433 career MiLB homers. The record-breaking hit, which was fittingly his final career home run, came as a grand slam against Lehigh Valley back on August 3. With this hit he surpassed Buzz Arlett, who had held the record for the previous 78 years. ... Full Story

Twins Sign Benson, Centeno and Thompson to Minor League Deals

November 30, 2015 - ROCHESTER, NY - The Minnesota Twins announced the signings of three minor leaguers; OF Joe Benson, C Juan Centeno and LHP Aaron Thompson. Benson, 27, appeared in 21 games with Minnesota in 2011 and 70 with the Red Wings from 2012-13. He was selected off waivers by Texas on May 25, 2013 and spent the remainder of the season in the Rangers organization. The former second-round selection by the Twins in 2006 spent 2014 in the Marlins organization, mostly with Double-A Jacksonville. He spent time in the Braves and Mets system... Full Story

2016 GreenJackets Game Times Released

November 30, 2015 - AUGUSTA, GA - The Augusta GreenJackets, Single "A" Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, have released game start times for all 70 home games for the 2016 Season. Opening Night, presented by GRHealth, is Thursday, April 14th at 7:05 PM against the Charleston River Dogs (New York Yankees) and serve as a kick-off of the GreenJackets' 28th consecutive season in the CSRA. Monday through Friday games will begin at 7:05 PM, with two exceptions. The GreenJackets "Baseball and Education Day Game" will be held at 10:35 AM on ... Full Story

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