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September 11, 2009

MLB Ball Clubs and their Minor League Affiliates: the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Arizona Diamondbacks Auxiliary Chart,  featuring selected uniforms and logos from the history of the Arizona Diamondbacks franchise (1998-2009)…click on the following title:   arizona_diamondbacks_auxillary_chart2009.gif

Thanks to the National Baseball Hall of Fames’ ‘Dressed to the Nines’ site,  featuring baseball uniforms templates drawn by Marc Okkonen {click here}.   Thanks to MLB shop {click here}.   Thanks to Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos Page {click here}.   Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org {click here (set at Arizona Diamondbacks page)}.

September 10, 2009

MLB Ball Clubs and their Minor League Affiliates: the Atlanta Braves.

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Below: Atlanta Braves Auxiliary Chart,  featuring selected uniforms and logos from the history of the Atlanta Braves franchise,  established in 1871,  in the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players,  as the Boston Red Stockings / established as a charter member of the National League,  as the Boston Red Stockings (1876) / Boston Red Caps (1877-1882) / Boston Beaneaters (1883-1906) / Boston Doves (1907-1910) / Boston Rustlers (1911) / Boston Braves (1912-1935) / Boston Bees (1936-1940) / Boston Braves (1941-1952) / Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) / Atlanta Braves (1966-2009).

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Thanks to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s ‘Dressed to the Nines’ site,  featuring baseball uniforms templates drawn by Marc Okkonen {click here {set at Boston Braves 1911-1918)}.   Thanks to MLB shop {click here}.   Thanks to Logo Shak {click here (set at Boston Braves ca. 1946 shoulder patch logo)}.   Thanks to Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos Page {click here (set at Atlanta Braves)}.   Thanks to Mitchell & Ness {click here}.   Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org {click here (set at Atlanta Braves page)}.

September 7, 2009

MLB Ball Clubs and their Minor League Affiliates: the Baltimore Orioles.

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Below : Baltimore Orioles Auxiliary Chart,  featuring selected uniforms and logos from the history of the Baltimore Orioles franchise,  established in 1894 in the minor league Western League (I),  as the Milwaukee Brewers (I) / in 1901 as a charter member of the major league American League,  as the Milwaukee Brewers (I) / St. Louis Browns (II) (1902-1953) / Baltimore Orioles (III) (1954-2009).

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Baltimore Orioles team history with photos,  at the Sports E-Cyclopedia site {click here}.

The Bluefield Orioles have the longest running affiliation with the same MLB franchise.  This is the 52nd year that Bluefield has been part of the Baltimote Orioles farm system.   Here is an article about the history of baseball in Bluefield,  from MinorLeagueBaseball.com {click here}.  Here is the Bluefield Orioles’ ballpark,  Bowen Field, capacity 3,000 {click here (Bluefield page)} {@ http://www.LittleBallParks.com.}. 

The Bluefield Blue-Grays were a team that played in the Coalfield League in 1924 and 1925;  in the Blue Ridge League for two seasons;  and then joined the Class D Mountain State League.  A decade later,  the Blue-Grays’ championship season of 1938 led to the construction of a new ballpark,  Bowen Field,  in 1939.  The National League’s Boston Braves were Bluefield’s first MLB parent club,  sponsoring them from 1939 to 1953.  The Appalachian League was formed in 1954,  and the Bluefield Blue-Grays were a charter member.  The team changed their major-league affiliation three times during this era,  with the Washington Senators in 1954,  the Boston Red Sox in 1955 and ’56,  and the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1957.  The following year, 1958,  the Baltimore Orioles took over,  and the team became the Bluefield Orioles.

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Since 1958,  around 100 former Bluefield Orioles players have played in the big leagues,  including Don Baylor,  Mark Belanger,  Eddie Murray,  Sparky Lyle,  Boog Powell,  and Cal Ripken, Jr.  

Bowen Field was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1974.  It was rebuilt without the funds for seating,  and fans brought lawn chairs and blankets the first few seasons.  The belatedly installed seats were castoffs from the California Angels (when the Angels expanded their ballpark into a dual sport stadium in the late 1970s).  The Bowen Field ballpark site straddles the West Virginia/Virginia border,  and the field itself is actually in Bluefield, Virginia.

Thanks to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s ‘Dressed to the Nines’ site,  featuring baseball uniforms templates drawn by Marc Okkonen {click here (set at Baltimore Orioles 1954-1962)}.   Thanks to MLB shop {click here}.   Thanks to Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos Page {click here}.   Thanks to the contributors to the pages at wikipedia {click here (set at Baltimore Orioles page)}.   Thanks to http://www.thebaseballcube.com/ .   Thanks to the fantastic site Little Ball Parks.com, Baseball Parks of the Minor Leagues {click here}. 

August 31, 2009

MLB Ball Clubs and their Minor League Affiliates: the Boston Red Sox.

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Below…Boston Red Sox Auxiliary Chart,  featuring selected uniforms and logos from the history of the Boston Red Sox franchise,  established in 1901,  as Boston (1901-1907),  a charter member of the American League / Boston Red Sox (1908-2009).

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Thanks to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Dressed to the Nines” site,  featuring baseball uniforms templates drawn by Marc Okkonen {click here (set at Boston Red Sox 1928-1936)}.   Thanks to MLB shop {click here}.   Thanks to http://national-pastime.stores.yahoo.net/index.html .   Thanks to Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos page {click here}.   Thanks to the contributors to the pages at Wikipedia {click here (set at Boston Red Sox page)}.

August 24, 2009

MLB Ball Clubs and their Minor League Affiliates: the Chicago Cubs.

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Below: Chicago Cubs Auxiliary Chart,  featuring uniforms and logos from the history of the Chicago Cubs franchise…established as the Chicago White Stockings (I),  in 1870,  in the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players / established as a charter member of the National League in 1876,  as the Chicago White Stockings (I) / Chicago Colts (unofficial name circa 1890-1897) / Chicago Orphans (unofficial name circa 1898-1901) / Chicago Cubs (unofficial name 1902-1905;  official name 1906-2009).

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Chicago Cubs team history with phots, at the Sports E-Cyclopedia site {click here}.

Note: I don’t usually add other links on these baseball teams posts,  but I couldn’t resist this one.  In honor of the Chicago Cubs trailblazing use of powder blue road uniforms (in 1941 and 1942),  here is a post from the Home Run Derby site… {click here (‘The Return of the Powder Blues’   [November 28, 2007])}. 

Thanks to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s ‘Dressed to the Nines’ site,  featuring baseball uniforms templates drawn by Marc Okkonen {click here (set at Chicago Cubs 1936-1944)}.   Thanks to MLB shop {click here}.   Thanks to Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos Page {click here (set at Chicago Cubs)}.   Thanks to the contributors to the pages at Wikipedia {click here (set at Chicago Cubs page)}.

August 22, 2009

MLB Ball Clubs and their Minor League Affiliates: the Chicago White Sox.

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Below: Chicago White Sox Auxiliary Chart,  featuring uniforms and logos from the history of the Chicago White Sox franchise…established as the White Stockings (II) in the minor-league American League in 1900 / established as a charter member of the major league American League in 1901 / Chicago White Sox (1904-2009).

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Chicago White Sox team history, with photos {click here (Sports E-Cyclopedia)}.

** ‘Mark Buerhrle’s Perfect Game’,  DeWayne Wise’s juggled catch off the wall (25th out), and final out {click here (Daily Motion.com)}. 

Thanks to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s ‘Dressed to the Nines’ site,  featuring baseball uniforms templates drawn by Marc Okkonen {click here (set at Chicago White Sox 1969-1977)}.   Thanks to Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos Page {click here}.   Thanks to MLB shop {click here}.   Thanks to the contributors to the pages at Wikipedia {click here (set at Chicago White Sox page)}.

August 9, 2009

MLB Ball Clubs and their Minor League Affiliates: the Cincinnati Reds.

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Below: Cincinnati Reds Auxiliary Chart,  featuring uniforms and logos from the history of the Cincinnati Reds franchise,  established in the American Association (I) in 1884,  as the Cincinnati Red Stockings (III) (1884-1889)/ established in the National League in 1890,  as the Cincinnati Reds (1980-2009).

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Cincinnati Reds team history with photos,  from the Sports E-Cyclopedia site {click here}.

Thanks to MLB shop {click here}.   Thanks to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Dressed to the Nines” site,  featuring baseball uniforms templates drawn by Marc Okkonen {click here (set at Cincinnati Reds 1900-1908)}.   Thanks to Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos page {click here}.   Thanks to the contributors to the pages at Wikipedia {click here (Cincinnati Reds page)}.

August 2, 2009

MLB Ball Clubs and their Minor League Affiliates: the Cleveland Indians.

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Below: Cleveland Indians Auxillary Chart,  featuring selected uniforms and logos from the history of the Cleveland indians franchise…established in 1901 as a charter member of the American League,  as the Cleveland Blues (1901-1902) / Cleveland Naps (1903-1914) / Cleveland Indians (1915-2009).

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Cleveland Indians team history and photos,  at the Sports E-Cyclopedia site {click here}.

Thanks to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Dressed to the Nines” site,  featuring baseball uniforms templates drawn by Marc Okkonen {click here (set at Cleveland Blues/ Cleveland Naps, 1901-1909)}.   Thanks to MLB shop {click here}.   Thanks to Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos Page {click here (set at Cleveland Indians)}.

Thanks to the contributors to the pages at Wikipedia {click here (set at Cleveland Indians page)}.

July 27, 2009

MLB Ball Clubs and their Minor League Affiliates: the Colorado Rockies.

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Colorado Rockies Auxillary Chart,  featuring uniforms and logos from the history of the Colorado Rockies franchise (1993-2009)…click on the following title: colorado_rockies_auxillary-chart2009__.gif

Colorado Rockies history, with photos, from the Sports E-Cyclopedia site {click here}.

Thanks to Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos Page {click here (set to Colorado Rockies)}.   Thanks to MLB shop {click here}.   Thanks to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Dressed to the Nines site,  featuring basenball uniforms templates drawn by Marc Okkonen {click here (set at Colorado Rockies 1993-2001)}.   Thanks to MG’s Helmets,  for the Rockies batting helmet {click here}.   Thanks to the contributors to the pages at Wikipedia {click here (set at Colorado Rockies page)}. 

July 19, 2009

MLB Ball Clubs and their Minor League Affiliates: the Detroit Tigers.

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Below: Detroit Tigers Auxilliary Chart,  featuring uniforms and logos from the history of the Detroit Tigers franchise…established in 1894 in the Western League (I) as Detroit,  and established in 1901 as the Detroit Tigers,  a charter member of the American League [MLB] - (1894-2009).

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Detroit Tigers team history and photos,  from the Sports E-Cyclopedia site {click here}.

Thanks to Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos Page {click here (set at New York-Penn League logos)}.   Thanks to MLB shop {click here}.   Thanks to the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s “Dressed to the Nines” site, featuring baseball uniforms templates drawn by Marc Okkonen {click here (set at Detroit Tigers 1927-1935)}.   Thanks to the contributors to the pages at Wikipedia {click here (set at Detroit Tigers page)}. 

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