Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman temporarily cut short a San Diego vacation to hand the Mountain Ridge Little League kids the keys to the city on the steps of city hall before a parade down the strip on Saturday morning.
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The Albuquerque Isotopes erupted for five runs in the eighth inning off 51s reliever Gonzalez Germen and defeated Las Vegas 9-6 on Friday night in a Pacific Coast League game in Albuquerque, N.M.
The first manager in the 51s’ 32-year franchise history to guide the team to back-to-back 80-win seasons, Wally Backman on Friday was named the 2014 Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year.
The New York Mets made it official Thursday, announcing they’ve reviewed their contract with the Las Vegas 51s through the 2016 season.
One of baseball’s time-honored traditions, pranks usually are perpetrated on unsuspecting players and coaches out of the public eye. But every now and then, a prank will cross the line — literally — onto the playing field for all to see.
Last season, when the 51s clinched their first Pacific Coast League playoff berth in 11 years, they lost several key players down the stretch to the parent New York Mets before losing their first-round series in four one-run games to Salt Lake.
Ashton Cave, on the last time he would manage the Las Vegas team, again proved he understood the mission of Little League baseball better than anyone.
Mets, 51s likely to remain partners
Mountain Ridge fell 5-0 to Japan in the third-place game of the Little League World Series on Sunday.
Life might be glamorous in the majors — where the minimum salary is $500,000 and the average salary is almost $4 million — but in the minors it’s anything but.
The Mountain Ridge Little League team, regardless of their final finishing position, are the clear No. 2 in Nevada sports history in terms of success. And it’s not close.
Mountain Ridge was defeated by Chicago 7-5 in the U.S. Championship game of the Little League World Series on Saturday.
Mountain Ridge Little League has gained a lot of fans during their run, including the local minor league team.
If coaching truly is taking a group of players where they can’t take themselves, Ashton Cave this summer set a historic standard for future Little League managers throughout Nevada to emulate.
At this point, the Little League World Series is no longer a double elimination tournament. TV calls the shots this weekend, so the undefeated teams — Mountain Ridge and South Korea — can’t afford to lose.
St. Louis Cardinals newcomer John Lackey really wanted to keep his old number, so he gave teammate Pat Neshek quite a reward for switching jerseys.
Pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis’ latest start has drawn record television ratings for the Little League World Series. ESPN said Thursday her team’s game earned the highest ever preliminary rating for the event on the network.
Newly-elected MLB commissioner Rob Manfred threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Mountain Ridge as the West champions met the Mid-Atlantic champions from Philadelphia and their star pitcher, Mo’ne Davis.
Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought.
Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he’s battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.
The San Francisco Giants have won their protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won. MLB says this is the first successful protest since 1986.
The first team in Nevada history to advance to the Little League World Series has now reached the United States championship game, the result of a 8-1 victory on Wednesday night.
If the betting line posted offshore is any indication, Mountain Ridge Little League is about to wake Mo’ne Davis and her teammates from Philadelphia up from their dream week.
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