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ALAN TURNER: The Mississippi Braves — a 100-win season?

  Steve DeSalvo, general manager of the Mississippi Braves, is currently in his 29th year with the Braves organization, having started when the minor league team was based in Greenville, S.C.  He is a man with a passion for the sport. “I love baseball,” he said in a recent meeting. “My dream job was always going to be in baseball….not ...

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Taylorsville's Billy Hamilton on Reds' roster for wild card game

Base-stealing sensation Billy Hamilton, the former Taylorsville High star who has stolen the hearts of Cincinnati Reds fans since his call-up from the minors on Sept. 2, will be on the 25-man roster tonight when the Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates meet in National League Playoff Wild Card Game. Hamilton is one the “7 Really Cool People” selections for the Mississippi ...

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Southern League baseball team backs out of gun giveaway promotion

HUNTSVILLE. Alabama — The Huntsville Stars have cancelled Wednesday’s “Second Amendment Night” promotion in which the Southern League baseball team was to have given away three weapons through a raffle. The cancellation came after national publicity of the event, and pressure applied by both Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball. Winners of the raffle would have received certificates from ...

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Biloxi taking its best shot yet at minor league baseball

For nine years, Tim Bennett has been trying to provide Biloxi with a minor league baseball team. Since he delivered the Mississippi Braves to Pearl, he has made four unsuccessful attempts to put a Southern League team on the Gulf Coast — whether it be on the Back Bay, the Gulf side or the Port of Gulfport. “When I finished ...

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MBJ Editorial: Idea for new minor league team not a good one

There was a time that minor league sports, baseball in particular, was at the heart of the American dream. Watch “Field of Dreams” and you will know everything you need to know. However, these days, non-affiliated minor league sports do not work. They don’t work in Mississippi, ever. To think there is a group of people, today, wanting to start ...

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