Here’s a fascinating study on the Minor League park factors and run environments for the last five years of play. In the Eastern League, Jerry Uht Park (Erie) and Hadlock Field (Portland) favored hitters the most, while Arm & Hammer Park (Trenton) was the most pitcher-friendly. Home runs are most likely hit at Jerry Uht Park and FirstEnergy Stadium (Reading), but Peoples Natural Gas Field (Altoona) was the toughest place to hit one.
Aeros Promo Schedule
The Akron Aeros released their promotional schedule and some of the highlights are the Roger Dorn snow globe giveaway with special guest Corbin Bernsen, an appearance by the Sauce Boss, a What the Heck is Weck? Night and a Jim Tressel bobblehead and appearance.
Get Ready for the Mike Schmidt Table
The Reading Baseball Club is giving fans the opportunity to vote for the 28 greatest Reading players of all-time. Those making the cut from a list of over 60 Baseballtown legends will have a table named for them in the new Fairgrounds Square Mall 67 Club Picnic Area.
CJ Comes Back to Portland
Portland will celebrate their 20th season this year by welcoming back Sea Dogs Hall of Famer Charles Johnson along with other players from that inaugural team for a special pre-game ceremony before their Thursday, April 18th contest against the New Britain Rock Cats.
Voting for the last fan-selected bobblehead giveaway this season by the Altoona Curve is down to Pedro Alvarez versus Brock Holt. A winner will be declared after voting ends tomorrow at 5 PM.