October 13, 2013
- United League Baseball's David Bergin was signed in August by the Colorado Rockies to a minor league contract. Bergin led the ULB in home runs (19) and RBI (66). Bergin was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 30th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Tennessee Wesleyan College. He spent 3 years in the Cardinals organization where he .316 in 2012. After signing with the Rockies, he was assigned to Asheville, where he batted .367 in eight games. In those eight games, he hit five doubles, while compiling a .441 OBP and a .533 SLG.
- The Florida State League Hall of Fame Committee announced the induction of Goldklang Group's Mike Veeck, according to MiLB.com. Since joining the Group in 1989, Veeck has been responsible for numerous promotions to enhance the fans' experience at the ballpark.
- For the third consecutive season, the Winnipeg Goldeyes have been named American Association Organization of the Year, according to the Winnipeg Sun. Eight times they have been voted Organization of the Year, this includes their time in the Northern League (1994-2010). And when you compare their attendance to the other 300 or so professional minor league clubs, they rank 26, with 5,880 per game (courtesy BallparkBiz.com), and led all 48 independent teams.
- The Traverse City Beach Bums have added three pitchers to their roster for 2014; RHP Gardner Adams, LHP Corey Alexander and RHP Casey Delgado, according to a Frontier League press release. Alexander will be experiencing his first stint in professional baseball, while Delgado is entering his second year in the Frontier League. Adams was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 36th round of the 2011 June Amateur Draft out of Asbury College. In 12 games with the Gulf Coast League Braves, he sported a 1-1 record with a 11.45 ERA. He walked 11, and struck out eight.
- Ottawa is dying for a professional baseball team, and the possibility of one returning sooner than later looks better. According to the Can-Am League, City Council voted 20-3 in favour to sign a lease for a team to take over Ottawa Stadium. Commissioner Miles Wollf, who attended the meeting, is optimistic about the team's future.