Fireworks, Community & Pop Culture: Ten Things to Know in the American Association This Week
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MOORHEAD, Minn. - iSportsWire -- The American Association of Professional Baseball (@AA_Baseball) season continues with a full slate of series this weekend, all available for free live viewing at aabaseball.tv (https://www.aabaseball.tv/).

Here are 10 (or so) Things to Know about the AAPB this week:
  • Because one fireworks show just isn't enough -- and maybe some Cleburne fans might miss the Biggest Fireworks Show of the Season on the 4th -- the Railroaders will host the Second Biggest Fireworks show on the 5th.
  • July 4th doesn't mean fireworks north of the U.S. border, but that's not stopping the Winnipeg Goldeyes from having a celebration, and the team's Field of Dreams Foundation will benefit. Next Thursday is the first-ever Bike-In Movie Night at Blue Cross Park.
  • The Kansas City Star wrote about A.J. Alexy (Honey Brook, Pa), a two-year Major Leaguer with the Texas Rangers, standing out for the Monarchs. Alexy has struck out 12 batters over 6.2 innings in six hitless, scoreless appearances at press time.
  • One of the great things about the AAPB is that player movement goes the other way, too. Victor Vargas (Catagena, Colombia) who was signed by the Reds (https://www.redsminorleagues.com/2024/06/24/cincinnati-reds-sign-pitcher-victor-vargas-to-a-minor-league-deal/) and assigned to AA Dayton and picked right up where he left off, earning a win (https://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/dragons-blast-3-home-runs-get-scoreless-start-from-new-pitcher-in-8-4-victory/n-6114582).
  • Thomas Dillard (Oxford, Miss.) is on pace to shatter the AAPB record for walks in a single season for a player. The Cleburne infielder has drawn 50 free passes in 43 games.
  • Sioux Falls Canaries skipper Mike Meyer has 299 career managerial wins at press time, seeking to becoming the second Sioux Falls manager to reach 300, behind only Steve Shirley.
  • The Gary SouthShore RailCats continue to work on uniting the local community in Northwest Indiana. The team will host NWI Chamber Night on July 17 (https://nwindianabusiness.com/industries/profes...) at the SteelYard, with 14 chambers of commerce.
  • Kane County infielder Josh Allen (Fort Meade, Fla.) has spent the majority of the last seven seasons in the AAPB.He is now four shy of 100 home runs in his pro career
  • Lake Country was the perfect way station for Austin Davis last year, as the lefty finished out 2023 with the Dockhounds.. The El Paso Times chronicled his comeback story (https://sports.yahoo.com/getting-results-chihua...).
  • Pop culture hits the AAPB with these fun theme nights coming up:
    • Tonight - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Night Fargo-Moorhead
    • Friday - Seinfeld Night Sioux Falls
    • Friday- Pirate and Princess Night Gary SouthShore
    • Friday through Sunday - Classic Movies Weekend at Lake Country
    • Sunday - Minions at the Park Milwaukee
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