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  Minor league baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Minor leagues are baseball leagues which are at a lower level and play in smaller cities and than do Major League Baseball.
Major League players often move to affiliates during a slump caused by injury a change in the major league team's For this reason AAA is often thought as the Major 'minor league' and its are usually in the biggest cities in U.S. and Canada not served by Major League Baseball.
Below the 'AAA'-level leagues are the 'AA'-level the Eastern League the Southern League and the Texas League.
www.freeglossary.com /Minor_league_baseball   (1158 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
Baseball is played by amateurs of all ages, including numerous sandlot clubs and athletic associations, virtually every high school and college in the U.S., and scores of junior leagues.
During the next quarter of a century numerous other leagues were organized throughout the U.S. Among the first of these were the International League and the Northwestern League, both composed of teams representing smaller cities than the clubs in the National League and known for that reason as minor leagues.
Much controversy surrounded baseball’s reserve clause, which bound a player to one team until the player retired or was traded; if a player’s contract expired, and no new agreement was reached, the clause allowed the team to renew the contract annually.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/sports/baseball.html   (2274 words)

 National Baseball Hall of Fame - Archival Finding Aids and Inventories - Three-I League Organizational Records, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The operations of the league office were supported by various means, most commonly through a one-cent "tax," paid by league teams, based on their attendance.
The league was reorganized in 1935 with six teams: Springfield, Bloomington, Decatur and Peoria, Illinois; and Terre Haute and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Though Clinton was the smallest city in the league, it led all teams with an attendance of 70,000, stemming in large part from the excitement of a new stadium and the return to organized baseball.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /library/afas/three-i_league.htm   (3755 words)

 Minor League Baseball Primer (p.1) - Minor League Sports - A Primer (FAQs & Figures) - MLN Sports Zone - A Minor ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Affiliated baseball also goes by the nickname "the farm system" from the days when scouts used to joke with Branch Rickey, who built the first development system for the St. Louis Cardinals, about growing his players 'down on the farm' like corn.
There are six classes of baseball, from AAA to Rookie (See Class Act for an explanation of the divisions and how they stack up.).
Within the six classes of baseball there are twenty leagues: Three in AAA, three in AA, five in A, two in A Short Season, and seven in Rookie (See the list).
www.minorleaguenews.com /features/primer/primer06.html   (348 words)

 Minor league baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Minor leagues are baseball leagues which are at a lower pay level and generally play in smaller cities and towns than Major League Baseball.
The existence of the Minor league system is partly due to major league baseball's ability to include a reserve clause in the contracts with Minor league baseball players which gives a major league team exclusive rights to a player even after the contract has expired.
For this reason, AAA is often thought of as the Major minor league and its teams are usually in the biggest cities in the U.S. and Canada not served by Major League Baseball.
minor-league-baseball.mindbit.com   (818 words)

 South-Western: Should the antitrust exemption for baseball be eliminated?
This agreement held that the two leagues of major league baseball constituted a shared monopoly that is jointly operated by all of the owners.
Those who advocate baseball's antitrust exemption, however, argue that major league baseball is able to exert pressure on teams to stay in their current location.
He notes that the baseball market is essentially a bilateral monopoly in which the player union bargains with major league baseball to set the basic terms and conditions of the contract.
www.swlearning.com /economics/policy_debates/baseball.html   (2729 words)

 Minor league baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first minor league is traditionally considered to be the Northwest League of 1883 to 1884.
Only 25 of the players on the major league 40 Man Roster play for the major league baseball club, except from September 1 to the end of the regular season, when all major-league teams are allowed to expand their gameday rosters to 40 players.
No minor league since then has received open classification and it is unlikely to happen in the near future because the two current major leagues do not operate as separate entities like they did in the past.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minor_league_baseball   (3998 words)

 Average Minor League Baseball Salary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Minor league baseball - Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball.
Minor League Baseball - Minor League Baseball, formerly the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues and also known in the past as NAPBL, National Baseball Association, and NA, is the organization which oversees the governing and organization of minor league baseball in North America.
List of minor league baseball leagues and teams - This is a list of minor league baseball leagues and teams in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
minorleaguebaseball.usamsoc.com /averageminorleaguebaseballsalary.html   (827 words)

 Minor League Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Minor League Baseball Jersey - Minor League Baseball Jersey       South Atlantic League - The South Atlantic League, or "Sally League," is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio.
New Jersey Minor League Baseball - New Jersey Minor League Baseball       New Jersey Cardinals - The New Jersey Cardinals were a class A short-season American minor league baseball team affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals.
See live article   List of minor league baseball leagues and teams This is a list of minor league baseball leagues and teams in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
minorleaguebaseball.usamsoc.com   (687 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Minor League Baseball Teams Work"
Durham has been a baseball town since 1902, when the Durham Bulls took the field for the first time in George Lyon Ball Park as a member of the North Carolina State Professional Baseball League.
Minor leagues expert Lacy Lusk told HowStuffWorks that the Durham Bulls were among the early leaders of the modern-times minor league "boom." "The Bulls -- even before the movie "Bull Durham" came out -- were a popular team.
Since the same players rarely stay with a team for more than a couple of years, loyalty should definitely be built up around the brand, the ballpark or simply the entertainment value of the game," he said.
entertainment.howstuffworks.com /minor-league-baseball-team3.htm   (1251 words)

 RotoLeague Fantasy Baseball Public League Rules
Teams are ranked from first to last in each of the ten categories, and given points for each place.
In case of ties in an individual category, the tied teams are assigned points by totaling points for the rankings at issue and dividing by the total number of teams tied.
Private leagues where membership is restricted to invitation by the commissioner of each league shall follow the guidelines set by private league.
www.rotoleague.com /baseball_public_league_rules_nologin.cfm   (2769 words)

 BaseballAmerica.com: Minors: 2006 Independent Leagues Top Prospects
The following is a list of players who stood out for their potential to make it to--or back to--affiliated ball, with the potential to raise some eyebrows if they get the chance.
But before beginning the list, a word of warning: Affiliated scouts do scour the independent leagues for potential finds and snap a number up quickly, so their aren't that many hidden gems.
Church, Baseball America's 2006 Independent Leagues Player of the Year showed off his power this season, but he also runs pretty well, as evidenced by his 6.8 seconds time in the 60-yard dash.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/minors/features/262661.html   (962 words)

 Nebraska Minor League Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Baseball is the story of leagues, towns, players and years.
Lincoln and Omaha are given their own listings as both have participated in a variety of leagues.
This lists the twenty two towns that have hosted minor league teams in the past and provides detail as to the teams, the towns, the fields, the players and the history of their participation.
marian.creighton.edu /~besser/baseball/second.html   (439 words)

 Minor League Ballpark Photos
Covering the years 1883-1996, it includes listings of teams by league, by state, and by city, as well as active and inactive league records.
For each league that was active in any year there are won-loss records, final standings, attendance figures, and info about league leaders, managers, and playoffs.
Many ballparks are skipped entirely, but for the ones that he lists (and there are hundreds), Benson usually includes seating capacities, outfield dimensions, and fence heights at different points in the stadium's history, as well as noting when it was built and when it's been renovated.
www.minorleagueballparks.com /about.php   (943 words)

 Indy Leagues Graveyard - Defunct Independent Baseball Leagues
Indy Leagues Graveyard is an archive of information and images about defunct independent baseball leagues and teams in existing leagues that folded from 1994 to the present.
The Archives section (currently under construction) will feature league and team memorabilia images (including baseball cards, equipment, and jerseys) as well as team photos and snapshots taken by the players themselves and their families.
All league and team logos presented on the site are used for educational and historical purposes and belong to individual copyright and/or trademark owners.
www.indyleaguesgraveyard.com   (373 words)

 Vancouver Canadians - Baseball - Minor League 101
The partnership between this franchise and Oakland has lasted for 25 years and is one of the longest affiliations in all of minor league baseball.
There are several member-based organizations that maintain contact information of former Minor and Major League Baseball players, including the Minor League Baseball Alumni Association, the Association of Professional Baseball Players of America (714-935-9993), and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (719-477-1870).
Minor League Baseball player contracts are handled by the Major League Baseball office.
www.canadiansbaseball.com /minor_league_101.php   (419 words)

 ESPN.com: MINORLBB - 38 minor leaguers violate MLB's drug policy
SEATTLE -- Seattle's Damian Moss and Ryan Christianson were among 38 players suspended Monday for violating baseball's minor league steroids policy, a group that included eight players from the Mariners' organization.
Players with minor league contracts, who are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, are tested for more banned substances.
Amphetamines are on the minor league banned list but are not covered by the major league policy.
espn.go.com /minorlbb/news/2005/0404/2029779.html   (413 words)

 Baseball America: 38 Suspended For Steroids
The steroid scandal that dominated baseball headlines during the offseason and spring reached down into the minor leagues Monday, as Major League Baseball announced 38 suspensions from drug tests for minor leaguers.
The top prospect on the list is A’s outfielder Javi Herrera, who ranked third on Oakland’s Top 10 Prospects list and No. 68 on BA’s Top 100 prospects list.
The organization’s director of minor league operations, John Lombardo, declined comment on the suspensions.
www.baseballamerica.com /today/news/050404steroids.html   (403 words)

 The Negro League Teams
The league is recognized as an official minor league and protected under baseball's National Agreement, but it folded 13 games into its only season.
Unfortunately the Eastern Interstate League died mid-season with the Cuban Giants resurfacing in the Connecticut State League.
The NSL was a minor league before and after the 1932 season.
www.nlbpa.com /the_teams.html   (611 words)

 Open Directory - Sports:Baseball:Minor League:Leagues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This category is a list of all the professional minor leagues that are listed in the Open Directory Project.
This category is for Single-A level professional minor league baseball, both full season and short season leagues.
Independent leagues are professional leagues that have no formal affiliation with Major League Baseball.
dmoz.org /Sports/Baseball/Minor_League/Leagues/desc.html   (206 words)

 Affiliated Baseball (Minor League Baseball) on MLN Sports Zone (2005) - A Minor League News Magazine
This year, MLN rolls out the red carpet for the Pacfic Coast League's new class of inductees with a full photo spread, bios, and links to stories and books on some of the greatest players and personalities to play in the PCL one of the oldest leagues in professional baseball.
Major League Baseball has developed a programs for substance abuse and performance enhancers that is fair, tough and comprehensive.
The first in a series of articles to open the doors of the minor league world and answer many of the questions sent to us by our readers.
www.minorleaguenews.com /baseball/affiliated/library/2005.html   (1026 words)

 Tulsa National Little League   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Another spring/summer season has come and gone and a lot of league champions were crowned.
We are in need of additional adults to step-up and help run our league.
Team Parent — this very important job helps the league, and your child’s team manager.
eteamz.active.com /tulsalittleleague/index.cfm   (709 words)

 The Baseball Guru - Web Tour: Independent and Minor Leagues
Baseball America Minor League All-Stars - Find out who Baseball America thinks the future stars are based on their 1999 all-star team.
Minor League Broadcasts - Listen to games live over the Internet courtesy of the teams local radio station and Real Audio.
It also has minor league year-by-year records for players between 1935 and 1974.
baseballguru.com /bbminor1.html   (561 words)

 Reference.com/Web Directory/Top/Sports/Baseball/Minor_League
Ball Parks of the Minor Leagues - Descriptions and photographs of North American minor league ballparks.
ESPN: Minor League Baseball - Coverage of minor league baseball from ESPN.
Rochester Area Ballparks - Photos of minor league baseball stadiums in the Rochester, New York area.
www.reference.com /Dir/Sports/Baseball/Minor_League   (290 words)

 nlfan.com: Northern League Books: The History of Independent Baseball Leagues 1993-2002
There are lots of anecdotes about the rise and fall of the different leagues as well as the names of many people nearly everyone on this board would recognize like Al Galagher, Mal Fichman, Ron Kittle and others.
Those looking for a "reading history" of the Northern or other independent leagues won't get much for their money ($29.95) but those looking for stats will find it invaluable.
All players for each league are sorted alphabetically by last name.
www.nlfan.com /league/books/indbaseball.shtml   (200 words)

 nlfan.com: Northern League Books: Home Run
It's a history book covering the story of not only the current Goldeyes and their ballpark, but the history of baseball in Manitoba.
It has the interesting story of how Sam Katz brought baseball to Winnipeg and, against the odds, got a great stadium built as their home.
It's also a "yearbook" with summaries of the first 12 the team's seasons and complete team stats.
www.nlfan.com /league/books/homerun.shtml   (203 words)

 Minor League Baseball: Home
Our list of the Top 50 Prospects generated quite a few e-mails regarding players left off the list.
Minor League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are the property of Minor League Baseball.
Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
www.minorleaguebaseball.com /app/index.jsp?cid=milb   (110 words)

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