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MiLB.com Frequently Asked Questions

*The Business of MiLB*

*• How can I obtain documentation for the Minor League Drug Prevention and
Treatment Program?*
*• How can I learn where a player will be assigned for the coming season?*
*• Why are the Minor Leagues divided into different levels, like Class A,
Double-A and Triple-A?*
*• What does "short season" refer to?*
*• Can a player be called up to the Majors from any league?*
*• How is it determined what level a player plays on?*
*• If a team signs a Player Development Contract with a different MLB
organization, will the team have to relocate?*
*• If a team signs a Player Development Contract with a different MLB
organization, will the personnel all change?*
*• Do Major League teams own the Minor League teams affiliated with them,
or are they independently owned?*
*• How much is a Minor League Baseball team worth?*
*• What do Minor League players earn?*
*• Do Minor Leaguers who make the playoffs receive additional compensation
of any sort?*
*• Who provides employment benefits for players? Do former players
continue to receive health insurance?*
*• How do players travel from city to city -- by bus, airplane, train?*

Source: www.milb.com/milb/info/faq.jsp?mc=business

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Minor League Baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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/Part of the History of baseball series./

Minor League Baseball
MiLB logo.svg
Minor League Baseball logo
Sport Baseball
Founded 1868
No. of teams 240
Country(ies) United States
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Most recent champion(s) various
Official website MiLB.com

*Minor league baseball* is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in
the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball (MLB) and
provide opportunities for player development and a way to prepare for Major
League Baseball (MLB). All of the minor leagues are operated as independent
businesses. Most are members of the umbrella organization known as *Minor
League Baseball* (*MiLB*), which operates under the Commissioner of
Baseball within the scope of organized baseball. Several leagues, known as
independent leagues, do not have any official links to Major League

Except for the Mexican League, teams in the organized minor leagues are
generally independently owned and operated but are directly affiliated with
one major league team through a standardized Player Development Contract
(PDC). These leagues also go by the nicknames the "farm system," "farm
club," or "farm team(s)" because of a joke passed around by major league
players in the 1930s when St. Louis Cardinals' general manager Branch
Rickey formalized the system, and teams in small towns were "growing
players down on the farm like corn."

Major and Minor League teams may enter into a PDC for a two- or four-year
term and may re-affiliate at the expiration of a PDC term, though many
relationships are renewed and endure for extended time periods. For
example, the Omaha Storm Chasers (formerly the Omaha Royals) have been the
Triple-A affiliate of the

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_League_Baseball

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