Are the Fort Worth Cats returning to Fort Worth?

Fort Worth CatsThe 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.

via Are the Fort Worth Cats coming back to Fort Worth? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Big South Conference Baseball Tournament Headed to Fayetteville, North Carolina

Big South ConferenceThe 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.

via Big South Conference – New Fayetteville Ballpark to Host 2019-21 Big South Baseball Championship

The Brady Bunch house is for sale

Brady Bunch HouseThe 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.

via The Brady Bunch house is for sale. Its broker expects an ‘avalanche’ — of lookers, at least

Arkansas’ Keaton McKinney Retires from Baseball Team

Arkansas LogoArkansas 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.

via WholeHogSports – Keaton McKinney giving up baseball after second Tommy John

LSU-Tulane Will Not Meet on Baseball Diamond in 2019

LSU logoLSU 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.

via For 1st time 80-plus years, LSU, Tulane not scheduled to face off in baseball next season | LSU | theadvocate.com

Rays Prospect Hits for Cycle

Rays LogoTampa 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.

via Princeton’s Franco completes first cycle | MiLB.com News