minor-league team

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Noun1.minor-league team - a team that plays in a minor leagueminor-league team - a team that plays in a minor league
farm club, farm team - a minor-league team that is owned by a major-league team (especially in baseball)
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
bush league, minor league, minors - a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)
bush leaguer, minor leaguer - a player on a minor-league baseball team
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But the third installment, "Major League: Return to the Minors," should've been titled "Major League: We're Just Here For the Check." This stinker has something to do with a minor-league team known as the Buzz, who I always thought were based on the Salt Lake Bees but am just now learning played in South Carolina.
Zeglis wanted to purchase a minor-league team and needed someone to run it.
Seann William Scott plays a bouncer and sports fan called Doug who is hired by a minor-league team after knocking seven bells out of one of their rivals during a match.
Jesse Burkett, who led the National League in batting three times (1885-86 and 1901), began his career as a pitcher, once winning 30 games with Worcester, then a minor-league team. Following his major league career, Burkett owned Worcester's team, married a local woman and lived on Grove Street before passing away on May 27, 1953.
Perry Webb, president of the chamber, said a feasibility study conducted in 2005 by sports consulting firm Convention Sports & Leisure International of Wayzata, Minn., showed the area could support a minor-league team.
When Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Joe Valentine (currently playing with a Reds minor-league team, the Louisville Bats) revealed to a reporter in April that he was raised by two lesbians, it was a first for U.S.
But Rosentraub and Swindell emphasized that a minor-league team is a small business.
Rover, who now resides in Berlin, proposed an "imagetransfer" project to the minor-league team: She would purchase and design their uniforms, provided the players would wear them - with her logo - for the 1998-99 season.
Done right, a minor-league team can be a very profitable boost to the local economy.
So the 32-year-old forward, who went through an incredibly trying time last season while playing in two different overseas leagues, reached out to Rockford IceHogs GM Mark Bernard and offered to play for the Hawks' minor-league team if an opportunity arose.
Some minor-league teams have long-standing traditional mascots, perhaps based on local or regional attributes, while other teams which are owned by, or have long-standing relationships with, a major-league parent, such as the Reading Phillies or the Pawtucket Red Sox, often have a junior version of the parent club's mascot.' Whatever their historic derivation, minor-league team mascots serve an important role in generating excitement and coalescing support for the home team.