This public artwork on San Antonio’s South Side is a hidden gem
AdAbout Arbol de la Vida: Memorias Y Voces de la TierraThe Arbol de la Vida: Memorias Y Voces de la Tierra is a piece of public artwork by artist Margarita Cabrera and members of the San Antonio community. AdThe Arbol de la Vida: Memorias Y Voces de la Tierra sculpture was commissioned by the San Antonio River Foundation. The Mission Espada was established in 1690 and is the southern-most mission of the 4 missions of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan Capistrano and Mission Espada). About Arbol de la Vida: Memorias Y Voces de la Tierra FundingThe sculpture was commissioned by the San Antonio River Foundation. Additional funding for the sculpture project came from the San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture and the San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department.
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.
Best reasons to visit each of the San Antonio Missions
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park was designed to protect and preserve four Spanish frontier missions: Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan Capistrano and Mission Espada. Here are some really great reasons to check out the San Antonio Missions on the South Side. Mission San José at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Live From the Southside)Mission San Juan CapistranoMission San Juan Capistrano was built in East Texas in 1716 and was later moved to San Antonio in 1731. Mission San José at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (Live From the Southside)By bus, VIVA Bus Line 40, also known as the VIVA Missions Route, has stops at all 4 Missions. By taxi, San Antonio Taxi is one of San Antonio’s largest taxi service and Yellow Cab is owned by the Greater San Antonio Transportation Company, San Antonio’s largest taxi service.
Texas Collegiate League Flying Chanclas hold media day
SAN ANTONIO – With a bevy of local talent on the roster, the Flying Chanclas of the Texas Collegiate League held media day on Thursday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming season. MORE: Flying Chanclas sign 4 local players to TCL rosterBASEBALL RETURNS: Flying Chanclas will play at Wolff Stadium this summer
Hello baseball! Flying Chanclas Return In Less Than Three Weeks
Now, baseball is returning to Wolff Stadium as Major League Baseball owners and players continue to fight on when and how to begin the 2020 season. Say hello to the Texas Collegiate League, a wooden bat league made up of college sophomore, junior and senior baseball players, many who didn’t get to compete this spring due to COVID-19. That mean’s we could see baseball players from UTSA, UIW, etc. Below you will find a few of the new procedures put in place at Wolff Stadium. There will be new social distancing rules in place at Wolff Stadium as baseball resumes later in June.
Missions new stadium: Now or never?
According to a report by Baseball America last week, Major League Baseball has a drastic proposal that will reshape the minor league baseball system. The Missions have been calling Nelson Wolff Stadium home since 1994 and despite the recent improvements at the stadium, most consider it not enough going forward if San Antonio is going to stay in Triple-A baseball. The Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, moved to a new stadium, BB&T Stadium, in 2014. We are still waiting for a stadium proposal from the Missions, which we will examine on its merits." Would a new state-of-the-art baseball stadium keep the Missions in Triple-A or even in Minor League Baseball?
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.
Missions rally in the ninth to defeat Iowa
SAN ANTONIO - After trailing for most of the ballgame, the Missions rallied in the ninth inning to defeat Iowa 4-3. The walk-off win marks the seventh time this season the Missions have done so and first time since June 15. Field later scored on a wild pitch from Missions starter Zack Brown. Despite not allowing a walk for the first time this season, Brown still struggled with some control and allowing big hits. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.Post-Game NotesWith the win, San Antonio improves to 63-39 on the season.
Missions clubbies are the secret weapons behind team's success
SAN ANTONIO - Wins and losses on the diamond may play out on the field, but team chemistry and a good night at the park can all start in the clubhouse. The responsibility of keeping the clubhouse of keeping the clubhouse in top shape falls on the clubhouse managers, or clubbies. Last week, we went behind the sscenes with the Missions' team of clubbies to show how they help put a successful team on the field. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Missions slug their way to series-evening victory
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Missions unleashed their power potential by swatting four home runs en route to a 10-2 victory over the Iowa Cubs Sunday night at Wolff Stadium. Missions starting pitcher Thomas Jankins pushed a base hit to right field to score Troy Stokes Jr. from second base. It was the first time the Missions hit back-to-back home runs since May 31, 2018 when Michael Gettys and Taylor Kohlwey achieved the feat at Tulsa. Sundays four-homer outburst was the third time this season the Missions have hit at least four home runs in a game. Sunday nights 10-run game for the Missions was their seventh 10+ run game of the season and fifth in June.
Seven-run second inning dooms Missions
SAN ANTONIO - A seven-run explosion from the Iowa Cubs was the beginning of the end for the San Antonio Missions as they fall to the Cubs 12-2. In the third inning, Iowa scored seven runs, collected eight hits, and sent 11 batters to the plate. Following the seven-run inning, the Missions responded with their first run of the game. After a successful fourth inning from Guerra, the Cubs nearly batted around once again in the fifth inning. The Missions continue their five-game series with the Iowa Cubs Sunday night at Nelson Wolff Stadium.
Missions manager Rick Sweet reaches 2,000 career wins
SAN ANTONIO - Missions manager Rick Sweet reached the milestone of 2,000 career wins tonight behind an 10-2 win over the Round Rock Express. Round Rocks offense jumped on the Missions early, collecting two runs in the second inning and six hits over the first two innings. Express first baseman AJ Reed singled home a run and outfielder Taylor Jones also recorded an RBI single in the second inning. The Missions answered in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI single from Jacob Nottingham which scored Cory Spangenberg. Fellow right-hander Jose Urquidy (3-1, 3.35) will get the start for Round Rock tomorrow night.