Tagged: arkansas travelers

Dickey-Stephens Park Ranked No. 153 In the Nation

by Lance Turner 10/1/2013 01:30 pm

The latest rankings of minor league baseball parks by Stadium Journey magazine find Dickey-Stephens in North Little Rock at No. 153 on the list of 160 parks around the country.

Arkansas Travelers Embrace Changes Following Firings

by Todd Traub 9/30/2013 12:00 am

On the surface, things look much the same under new Arkansas Travelers General Manager Paul Allen as they were under Pete Laven, who was fired almost a year ago. But it's clear the Travelers are in transition.

Paul Allen's Journey: From Critter Patrol to Arkansas Travelers GM

by Todd Traub 9/30/2013 12:00 am

Whether he was cutting grass, picking up trash, or pulling dead possums from under the bleachers, Paul Allen kept telling himself: “I work in baseball. I work in baseball.”

Concerns Over Future of Arkansas Travelers Prompt Controversial Shakeup

by Todd Traub 12/17/2012 12:00 am

In his first on-the-record interview since the ouster of two longtime Arkansas Travelers executives, team President Russ Meeks explains his thinking behind the firings and the team's focus as it enters what is considered a critical time for many minor league franchises.

How Pro Baseball Works: Mapping the Minor Leagues

by Todd Traub 12/17/2012 12:00 am

Since 1963, when minor league baseball organized into the structure under which it operates today, clubs have developed players almost exclusively for major league teams.

Baseball's Minor Leaguers Eye Major Money

by Todd Traub 12/17/2012 12:00 am

Amateur players out of high school or college are either good enough to get drafted by one of the 30 major league teams or impressive enough in a tryout to draw interest as a free agent. Either way, they will sign a contract and be assigned to their new team's minor league system, going through organizational spring training and then receiving their first assignments.

Travelers Baseball Club Powered by Unique Ownership Structure

by Todd Traub 12/17/2012 12:00 am

The Arkansas Travelers are unusual in that they are owned by their fans through Arkansas Travelers Inc., which was formed in 1960 during a public stock drive that allowed the group to buy the bankrupt New Orleans franchise and bring a team back to Arkansas after a one-year absence.

Arkansas Travelers Name Paul Allen as Interim General Manager

by Todd Traub 11/30/2012 11:46 am

The Arkansas Travelers name assistant general manager Paul Allen as interim general manager and add four new front office members following a recent front-office shakeup.

Pete Laven Out As General Manager of Arkansas Travelers

by Mark Carter 11/13/2012 11:35 am

Pete Laven is out as general manager of the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team, a front official at Dickey-Stephens Park confirms to Arkansas Business.

Pete Laven Talks Travelers Baseball, the Off-Season and What's Hot at the Concession Stand (Exec Q&A)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/30/2012 12:00 am

Pete Laven, the general manager of the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team, talks about best-selling concession stand items, his off-season duties and Ray Winder Field.