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Staten Island Yankees Cease Operations, Seek Legal Remedy

December 3, 2020 - STATEN ISLAND - The Staten Island Yankees are ceasing operations and have filed a lawsuit seeking legal remedies. The New York Yankees announced on November 7, 2020 that the Staten Island Yankees were no longer part of the Yankees minor league affiliation structure, even though the Yankees had made repeated assurances we would always be a minor league partner. Although we still have not heard this from the Yankees directly, it would appear from their press release that they would like us to go from the past arrangement... Full Story

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Eugene Emeralds Selected for Baseball America's Top Award

December 3, 2020 - EUGENE, OR – The Eugene Emeralds are proud to announce that they have been selected by Baseball America as the Short-Season recipients of the Bob Freitas Award, which recognizes the top overall operation at each level of the minor leagues. The annual award is given to one team in each classification of Minor League Baseball and the criteria is based on community involvement, long-term business success and consistent operational excellence. Its namesake, Bob Freitas, was a legendary minor league baseball operator who ... Full Story

Baseball America Selects Blue Wahoos as Organization of the Year

December 3, 2020 - Pensacola, FL - Baseball America announced Thursday that the Pensacola Blue Wahoos have been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Double-A Bob Freitas Award, given to the organization of the year at each level of the Minor Leagues. "We're proud to have played a role in making our community a better place to live despite the challenges faced by all in 2020," team president Jonathan Griffith said. "We're so thankful for how Pensacola has rallied around our team, supporting us throughout a year without baseball and helping ... Full Story

Greenville Drive Honored as Nation's Top Single-A Franchise

December 3, 2020 - GREENVILLE, S.C. - The Greenville Drive, a Single-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, has been honored as the nation's top Single-A baseball team as the recipient of the prestigious 2020 Bob Freitas Award by Baseball America, the baseball industry's premier publication. Named after longtime Minor League Baseball ambassador Bob Freitas, the award honors franchises that have demonstrated long-term success and sustained excellence in the business of Minor League Baseball. One franchise from each of MiLB's four classification ... Full Story

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