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First Black Manager Above Single-A, Former Bisons Skipper Hector Lopez Passes Away at 93

IL Buffalo Bisons September 30, 2022 - Former Bisons outfielder and manager, Hector Lopez, has passed away at the age of 93. Lopez played for the Herd in 1968, hitting .258 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI at the age of 39 years. The following season, Lopez made history by becoming the first Black manager above the Single-A level in baseball. It was in Spring Training of 1969 when another baseball legend had an idea for who would manage the Buffalo Bisons. Recently named the skipper of the Herd's Major League parent club Washington Senators, Ted Williams rememb... Full Story

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Westburg, Watson Earn Yearly Awards for Orioles

IL Norfolk Tides September 30, 2022 - The Baltimore Orioles today announced that Jordan Westburg has earned the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year Award, while Ryan Watson has earned the Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award. Westburg becomes the ninth Tide to win Brooks Robinson Award since 2007, joining L.J. Hoes (2012), Henry Urrutia (2013), Christian Walker (2014), Chance Sisco (2016), Cedric Mullins (2018), 2019 International League MVP Ryan Mountcastle, Adley Rutschman (2021) and Kyle Stowers (2021). Watson becomes the fifth Tides ... Full Story

Saints End 2022 on Five-Game Win Streak, Close out Season with 3-1 Win over Storm Chasers

IL St. Paul Saints September 28, 2022 - ST. PAUL, MN - Manager Toby Gardenhire said it all year about his team, "they fight hard, and they play until the end." With a mix of guys from every level of the Minnesota Twins system, the St. Paul Saints wrapped up the 2022 season with a flourish, winning their final five games as they beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 3-1 on Wednesday night at CHS Field in front of 4,904. Randy Dobnak pitched perhaps his best game with the Saints this season. After retiring the first two hitters in the first, he walked Nick Pratto and Bren... Full Story

Jacksonville Closes Out 2022 with Navy Town Showdown Win

IL Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp September 28, 2022 - NORFOLK, Va. - Bryson Brigman and Jesús Sánchez blasted solo home runs as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp closed out the 2022 season with a 5-3 win over the Norfolk Tides Wednesday night at Harbor Park. The Jumbo Shrimp (80-69) took the lead in the top of the sixth inning and never looked back. Sánchez (8) blasted a solo home run off Norfolk (74-76) starter Chris Vallimont (L, 6-7) to tie the game at three. Willians Astudillo followed with a walk and went to third on a double from Troy Johnston. Two batters l... Full Story

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