¡Viva MiLB! Road Trip 2019

NOTE: We finished our MiLB road trip before the Fresno Grizzlies issue. I’m glad the organization apologized, especially if they continue to participate in the Copa de la Diversión. COPA is a MiLB initiative to engage, embrace, and honor the Latina/a/x communities across the baseball landscape.

We just finished our first tour (7 weeks) of Minor League Baseball (MiLB) teams and stadiums in the Midwest. The teams play in following levels,  International League (Triple-A), Eastern League (Double-A), and Midwest League (Class A). Also, we had the opportunity to see the up-and-coming talent of Latino/x ballplayers from Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico as they move up the levels to the majors

My partner and I attended the following games:

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019: FIFTH THIRD BALLPARK

West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Great Lakes Loons (Score: 1-10)

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019: CANAL PARK

Akron Rubberducks vs. Bowie Baysox (Score: 1-0)

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019: COOLEY LAW SCHOOL STADIUM

Lansing Lugnuts vs. Beloit Snappers (Score: 1-2)

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019: FIFTH THIRD FIELD

Dayton Dragons vs. Burlington Bees (Score: 1-4)

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019: PARKVIEW FIELD 

Fort Wayne Tincaps vs. Lansing Lugnuts (Score: 1-7)

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019: HUNTINGTON PARK

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians (Score: 15-9)

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Chiques History Note #11 – La Chileria

Chiques History Notes is a series of post based on my research on Oxnard, CA.

In 1946, Coastal Valley Canning Company opened a plant at 510 East 3rd Street. A majority of La Colonia’s residents worked as seasonal workers at La Chileria.

Source: The Press-Courier, 5 Oct 1962.

They sold the company to Heublein in 1966. They moved the plant to 1500 East 3rd Street in 1976.

Source: The Press-Courier, 10 Aug 1976.

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