8th Jun | Story

First Person: Michael Gartner

He hired Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel, called the shots on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and has a Pulitzer Prize in his office. But when the Iowa owner shows up to the park, he just wants to talk with fans and keep score.

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21st Jun | Story

First person: John Maedel

In the minors, just about everybody works two (or three or eight) jobs. Just look at John Maedel, the Chattanooga vice president and assistant general manager, who has moonlighted almost every game for the last 12 years as the p.a. announcer.

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13th Apr | Story

Attack of the 10-inch hot dog

Corey Brandt loves to create extravagant foods. Burgers that weigh in at eight pounds? Hot dogs wrapped in bacon? He has more ideas. Lots more.

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3rd May | Story

Two stadiums, two teams, one busy front office

The Midland RockHounds split their days between the baseball diamond and the soccer pitch.

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31st May | Story

A room and a view

Every season, thousands of host families open their homes to young players. There are 21 host families in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, including Don and Robin Grawe, who landed a pair of future all-stars in their spare bedroom.

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07 Jul | Videos

Jonny Gomes

Before he played in the majors, Jonny Gomes hit 63 homers in the minors, suffered a heart attack and, on a lighter note, became a certified personal trainer.

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21 Jul | Photos

Dayton Dragons

The Dragons faltered on their way to a 9-1 loss to the Kane County Cougars, but fans were still entertained between innings ... by the ZOOperstars.

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Who's on Deck? Here's Who We Are Visiting Next

Our 2013 schedule still is in development.