San Antonio Missions reunite with Padres, sign 10-year development license
SAN ANTONIO – Double-A baseball is returning to the San Antonio area courtesy of a familiar franchise. On Thursday afternoon, the San Antonio Missions announced via press release that they have signed a “professional development license (PDL) with San Diego Padres” and will operate as their Minor League Affiliate for the upcoming season. “We are excited to come to an agreement with the San Diego Padres,” Missions President Burl Yarbrough said in the press release. We look to continue that success with San Diego for many years to come. We are thrilled to have professional baseball back in San Antonio for the 2021 season.”“We’re thrilled to continue our established relationship with San Antonio,” explained Padres Senior Director of Player Development Sam Geaney.
Missions, Minor League Baseball seasons canceled
SAN ANTONIO The Missions season is officially over before it even began. Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball informed Minor League Baseball that they would not provide any players to affiliated minor league teams due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision effectively canceled the 2020 Minor League Baseball season. These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that weve had a summer without Minor League Baseball played, said Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat OConner. Baseball fans in San Antonio have always supported us.While the Missions will not play at Wolff Stadium this year, the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio will.
San Antonio Missions Will Play as the Puffy Tacos for Select Games in May for Latinx Initiative
"When people think of San Antonio's food scene, they think of puffy tacos," Missions president Burl Yarbrough said in a statement . "The jerseys will showcase a bit of what makes San Antonio so special to fans and the rest of the baseball world. "The special uniforms will feature a puffy taco print, including lettuce, tomato and cheese toppings down the front. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Did move to Triple-A help attendance for San Antonio Missions?
SAN ANTONIO - The front office for Minor League Baseball has a lot to be happy about this year. So how did the San Antonio Missions help the increase with their inaugural season in Triple-A baseball at Wolff Stadium? The Missions were ranked 12th in the Pacific Coast League for total attendance, and San Antonio ranked 44th in total fan attendance across Minor League Baseball, which includes 160 teams. Last year, San Antonio was ranked 45th. Baseball fans loved the idea of the Missions switching to the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio for select games.
Baseball player says his life 'turned to ash'
CHATHAM, Va. - Minor League Baseball player Blake Bivens wrote a heartfelt message to his wife, son and mother-in-law, who were found dead in a home in Virginia. The bodies of Joan Denise Jefferson Bernard, 62, Emily Bernard Bivens, 25, and Cullen Micah Bivens, 14 months, were discovered Tuesday morning. Matthew Thomas Bernard, the brother of Bivens' wife, has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder, authorities said. Bivens spoke out about the loss in an Instagram post Thursday. To his mother-in-law, Bivens expressed gratitude for the love she had for her family and the woman she raised.