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Twins Winter Caravan Pensacola

For the first time ever, the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan will venture outside of the Midwest, coming to Hoosville from 5-7 p.m. at Studer Community Institute to celebrate the Blue Wahoos new affiliation with the Twins and offer Pensacola baseball fans an exciting night of meet and greets, autographs, special announcements, and prizes. This event […]

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Baseball secondary to the Blue Wahoos experience

Quint Studer is in his downtown office on a fall afternoon talking about the Double-A baseball franchise he owns. This isn’t a conversation about the Pensacola Blue Wahoos revolving entirely around the great players who have come through here in the first seven years of the team’s existence. Read the full article in the Jan. […]

Miracle League hosts information expo

Miracle League hosts information expo

The Miracle League of Santa Rosa County (MLSRC) will hold an information expo at Tiger Point Community Center Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Potential players, volunteers and donors are all welcome to come enjoy light refreshments and learn more about Santa Rosa County’s new Miracle League field, which will celebrate its first […]

LaValley helps keep Blue Wahoos in playoff mix

LaValley helps keep Blue Wahoos in playoff mix

Gavin LaValley has gone through the ups and downs of a baseball season. He’s had stretches where the hits have been hard to come by, like in late July and early August when he managed only five hits in 13 games. Since then, he’s been back on track. The 2014 fourth-round pick of the Cincinnati […]

Former Little League stars recall memories of their playing days in the 1950s

Former Little League stars recall memories of their playing days in the 1950s

Cell phones didn’t exist. Computers and high-tech video games didn’t either. Television access was limited, with just under 65 percent of the homes in America having one at the time. Children of that era had to find something else to do with their free time and baseball, entrenched as the nation’s pastime back then, was […]

Former Little Leaguers recall historic 1955 Pensacola-Orlando game

Former Little Leaguers recall historic 1955 Pensacola-Orlando game

Tears streamed from the eyes of Admiral LeRoy for three days as he waited for his mother’s decision. LeRoy, only 12 at the time, wanted to join his Jaycees teammates at a Little League state tournament game in Orlando. A local Kiwanis team invited the Pensacola team down there to play. Read the full article […]

Collegiate National Team next stop for Cronin

Collegiate National Team next stop for Cronin

Matt Cronin isn’t done playing baseball yet. His next stop is North Carolina. He arrived there this past weekend to join the Team USA Collegiate National team. Cronin and his teammates will play a handful of games in the United States before wrapping up with a trip to Cuba July 10-15  for the USA vs. […]

Raiders struggle against Dolphins

Raiders struggle against Dolphins

Navarre’s baseball team closed out the regular season with a 12-3 loss to Gulf Breeze Thursday night. The Raiders led 2-1 after two innings. Branson Ackman knocked in the tying run with a base hit to left. Garon Finley gave Navarre its only lead when he scored on a wild pitch. Defensive struggles helped the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP PROFESSES EASE WITH MUELLER The president says he’s “looking forward” to being questioned — under oath — in the special counsel’s obstruction and Russian election interference probe. 2. PRESIDENT BOOSTS HOPES OF ‘DREAMERS’ He says he’s open to an immigration plan that would provide a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of […]

Pensacola Rocks at the Blue Wahoos Stadium

If you haven’t heard of “Pensacola Rocks”, it is a new phenomenon of painting rocks to “hide” around Pensacola and all Northwest Florida to spread joy and brighten people’s day. The Blue Wahoos are ready to bring that fun into the stadium! Thanks to Woerner Landscape, the Blue Wahoos are going to rock the stadium […]

Former pro player treasures her place in baseball history

Former pro player treasures her place in baseball history

Mary Moore had no idea there was a professional baseball league for women. One of her teachers mentioned there was a former student playing in it and put Moore in touch with her. The Michigan native went off to Indiana for a tryout and the rest is history for Moore, who spent three seasons in […]

A League of their Own

Clark Partington Attorneys at Law will host a special screening of “A League of their Own” at Blue Wahoos Stadium.  It promises to be an incredible evening celebrating youth sports and the 25th Anniversary of the movie. Mary Moore, former professional baseball player and actress in “A League of their Own” will speak and sign autographs. Full concessions will be available […]

Pace of play hot topic of discussion in baseball

Pace of play hot topic of discussion in baseball

Danny Darwin pitched for eight different Major League teams during a 21-year career, so he understands as well as anyone that the game of baseball is not meant to be played fast. Yet it seems in this era of a sport affectionately known as the national pastime, it’s hard to ignore the discussion of the […]

Three-time World Series champion manager returns to Southern League roots during all-star break

Three-time World Series champion manager returns to Southern League roots during all-star break

Tony La Russa got his start as a manager in the Southern League, spending half of the 1978 season managing Knoxville, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. No one knew it at the time, but it was the beginning of a remarkable career for a manager who went on to become one of […]

Harmon enjoys retirement life at the ballpark

Harmon enjoys retirement life at the ballpark

Les Harmon admits baseball isn’t his favorite sport, and yet, he has taken pleasure in working as an usher at Blue Wahoos Stadium, the home of the Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. “I’m not a big baseball fan. I prefer college football,” Harmon said. “But I enjoy working here. I enjoy being around the […]

Angels in the Outfield

Pensacola will have Angels in the outfield as members of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will be on hand for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos minor league baseball game. Members of the Blue Angels team will be participating in pregame festivities and in-game activities and will be available for autographs, photographs, and more. The National Naval Aviation Museum will […]

Navarre’s baseball team splits games in final week of regular season

Navarre’s baseball team splits games in final week of regular season

Navarre’s baseball team experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in a pair of games last week, beating West Florida 9-8 and falling 7-5 to rival Gulf Breeze on senior night. It had been five years since Navarre’s baseball team had won a game in walk-off fashion. Last Thursday at home, the […]

Rigdon taking job as baseball coach at Lighthouse

Rigdon taking job as baseball coach at Lighthouse

Jamie Rigdon doesn’t like to speak in hypothetical terms. When he’s asked about the prospect of building a successful baseball program at Lighthouse Private Christian Academy, he makes it clear the Stingrays will thrive. “We will turn it around, just like I did at Pensacola High. That’s what I do,” Rigdon said. “I’m not great […]

Raiders pick up two district wins in baseball

Raiders pick up two district wins in baseball

Navarre’s roller coaster of a baseball season continued last week as they went 2-1 over three games. After getting beaten by Catholic last Tuesday, the Raiders bounced back and demolished Crestview on back to back nights to even their district record. The Raiders defeated Catholic 7-3 earlier in the year but the result would be […]

Meekers share a bond that’s as good as gold

Meekers share a bond that’s as good as gold

Perhaps it is only appropriate that as Norman and Violet Meeker talk about their life together, they are on the campus of the University of West Florida preparing to compete at the Pensacola Senior Games – Norman in the 400 and 800 and Violet in the discus – on a hot and humid September morning. […]

Dancing the night away

Dancing the night away

Full of life and passionate about what they do, the Silver Wahoos savor the opportunity to perform at Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola. This dance group out of Pensacola, which is part of the Senior Follies, is in its second year of entertaining baseball fans with short routines before every Wednesday night home game. Here […]

Athletes go the extra mile to excel in baseball

Athletes go the extra mile to excel in baseball

Opportunity isn’t in short supply for baseball players who want to improve their skills. Schools are more common, such as the Scott Hemond School of Baseball, located in Destin and owned and operated by the former Major League Baseball player. Travel teams are also a big deal as elite players often compete with teams outside […]