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Haymarket Park Named 'Playing Surface of the Year' for 22nd Time

AA Lincoln Saltdogs September 22, 2023 - LINCOLN, Nebraska - Haymarket Park has been voted as the American Association's 'Playing Surface of the Year' for the 22nd time, the league has announced. The 'Dogs have now won the award in all 22 years the organization has played since 2001, and every year since joining the American Association in 2006. "We're honored once again to win the Playing Surface of the Year award," President Charlie Meyer said. "It's a testament to the time and professionalism that the grounds crew puts in every day throughout the season. I... Full Story

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Monarchs Claim Wolff Cup Championship

AA Kansas City Monarchs September 21, 2023 - KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A walk off base hit from Kansas City Monarchs first baseman Brian O'Grady secured the 2023 Miles Wolff Cup Finals with a 7-6 win over the Chicago Dogs at Legends Field Wednesday night. "We have the best players, we wanted to win the championship which was a grind," Monarchs Manager Joe Calfapietra said. "God bless us, God bless you, and we're gonna party!" The Monarchs jumped out to a 6-1 lead after three. Chicago rallied to tie the game in the eighth. Entering the bottom of the ninth, the Mona... Full Story

Hernandez Homer Leads Monarchs to Game 3 Win

AA Kansas City Monarchs September 19, 2023 - KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A three-run blast from Kansas City Monarchs' left fielder Jan Hernandez propelled them to a 9-6 win over the Chicago Dogs at Legends Field Tuesday night. The Monarchs take a 2-1 series lead in the best-of-five Wolff Cup Finals. Game 4 is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Legends Field tomorrow night. A Monarchs win would give them their third championship in five seasons. Hernandez's blast kicked off back-to-back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning, giving the Monarchs a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Ka... Full Story

Curtis Haug Named 2023 AAPB Executive of the Year

AA Kane County Cougars September 18, 2023 - GENEVA, Ill. - The American Association of Professional Baseball announced Monday that Cougars General Manager and Vice President Curtis Haug was named the 2023 AAPB Executive of the Year. Haug joined the Cougars organization in 1993. Over the years he worked in many roles with the team including stints in ticket sales, sponsorship sales and promotions. He later served as the Assistant General Manager for 13 seasons before being named General Manager in 2011. "Curtis is so deserving of this honor," said Owners Dr. Bob ... Full Story

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