The Philadelphia Phillies short-season affiliates in the New York-Penn League, the Williamsport Crosscutters, will begin play for the 2019 season tonight (Friday) at historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Phillies minor league affiliates at the Triple-A (Lehigh Valley), Double-A (Reading), High-A (Clearwater), and Low-A (Lakewood) levels have been competing for more than two months now. The NY-Penn … Continue reading 2019 season opens for Phillies rookie-level Williamsport Crosscutters
Crosscutters take the field in a 2018 game(Photo by Ruhrfisch has been cropped/shrunk) The Williamsport Crosscutters became the Class A-Short Season minor league affiliates of the Philadelphia Phillies following the 2006 season. The Crosscutters play their home games in a facility known as BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. It is currently the second-oldest ballpark in minor league baseball, … Continue reading Ben Pelletier named as short-season Williamsport Crosscutters POY
Luis Garcia, an 18-year-old shortstop signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in July 2017 out of the Dominican Republic, was named by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Gulf Coast League. In their latest issue, displaying Shohei Ohtani on the cover, the respected baseball bi-weekly publication ranked the top 10 prospects in each of the six short-season and … Continue reading Shortstop Luis Garcia named top prospect in Gulf Coast League
The Lunch Bell rings late on Monday afternoon, but remains chock full of the latest in baseball and Philadelphia Phillies news.
While all baseball fans await the return of Major League Baseball, fans in some Minor League Baseball cities may never see their team play again.