The Fort Worth Cats, an independent league franchise, may be returning to the diamond. The Cats have not fielded a team since 2014, but may return after a major announcement this week of major renovations to LeGrave Field, the team’s former home.
The Big South Conference announced this week that its annual baseball tournament will be played in Fayetteville, NC from 2019-21. The event will be held at the newly constructed Fayetteville Ballpark, which will also serve as the home to the Houston Astros Class-A team in the Carolina League. The team is currently playing its games at Jim Perry Field in Buies Creek, NC on the campus of Campbell University.
The Brady Bunch was one of my favorite television shows growing up. It was goofy at times, but they shared a lot of fun moments. The visited amusement parks, took a trip to the Grand Canyon and went to Hawaii.
Several iconic sports figures made appearances on the show, including Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath, Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale and Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Wes Parker.
Arkansas RHP Keaton McKinney has decided to give up baseball, according to WholeHogSports. McKinney has had three different surgeries in his UA career. He missed the 2018 season following a second Tommy John surgery.
Nashville was among the list of cities Commissioner Rob Manfred mention as possible expansion cities for Major League Baseball. The list includeed Nashville, Portland, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Montreal and Vancouver. He also said MLB was exploring sites in Mexico.
LSU and Tulane are not scheduled to meet on the baseball diamond this season for the first time since 1936. The teams are expected to resume their series at the 2020 Wally Pontiff Classic in New Orleans.
Tampa Bay’s No.7 overall prospect Wander Franco, who has yet to turn 18 years old, recorded his first career cycle for the Princeton Rays on Saturday, July 14. Franco went 5-for-6 with two home runs and six RBIs in the 13-1 win at Pulaski.
Franco’s cycle was second of the week by an Appalachian League player. Cincinnati prospect Jonathan Willems (Greeneville Reds) hit for the cycle on Tuesday, July 10. There have been 16 cycles in Minor League baseball this season.