Vegas Seven

Las Vegas 51s

  • Sports

    Mets in World Series, Thanks to Pitching Developed in Las Vegas

    By Mitchell Weiss

    The very same pitching that has propelled the New York Mets into the 2015 World Series came through Cashman Field first.

  • Sports

    Las Vegas 51s Continue to Churn Out Victories

    By Paul Szydelko

    Anyone who has seen the classic film Bull Durham understands the chaotic instability that’s inherent in a Triple-A baseball team. You’ve got a roster filled with prospects trying to climb that final rung of the ladder, grizzled veterans looking for one more shot at the big leagues and minor league lifers hoping to finally get that elusive call.

  • Three Questions

    Three Questions for 51s Player Noah Syndergaard

    By Mike Grimala

    Minor league baseball players never want to spend too much time in one town—it’s all about advancing to “The Show.”

  • Seven Days

    A Massive Water Fight, Fun With Catholicism

    By Bob Whitby

    Another sign that summer is coming to a close: the year’s final Movies in the Square. Town Square’s free offering winds down with a showing of Disney’s Planes at sundown. Be there or wait until the series returns in 2015.

  • The Week

    When Are the 51s Moving to Summerlin? Your Guess Is as Good as Ours

    By Matt Jacob

    The young boy slides a baseball glove onto his left hand. His dad carries a $1 beer in his right. It’s just before first pitch on the first day of May, and it’s a picture-perfect night for baseball at Cashman Field.

  • Sports

    Major League Memories of the 51s

    By Sean DeFrank

    Cashman Field has been the site of many memorable moments in its three-plus decades as this city’s home to professional baseball. And with the Las Vegas 51s having just kicked off the 2014 season, we’ve chosen to celebrate 32 consecutive years of Triple-A baseball in Las Vegas by unveiling our seven most noteworthy events in franchise history.

  • Seven Days

    The 51s Are Back, and They Brought Dollar Beers

    By Camille Cannon

    The Las Vegas 51s take on the Fresno Grizzlies in their season opener in a series that continues through Sunday. Thursday also marks the return of Budweiser Dollar Beer Night, which will continue every Thursday home game of the season.

  • About Town

    At Cashman Field, Good Hops Abound

    By Sean DeFrank

    My grandmother, in the midst of enjoying a cold brew at home a few years back, was in her early 90s when she took a big sip and delivered this unforgettable line: “When it’s hot outside and you’re really thirsty, there’s only two things you want: beer … and beer.”

  • About Town

    Left in Scoring Position

    By Sean DeFrank

    As Don Logan drives south into Henderson, the longtime Las Vegas 51s executive can’t help but look at the plot of undeveloped desert near Galleria Drive east of U.S. 95 and envision what might have been. On two separate occasions—the first starting in 1994, the second in 1999—Logan tried to bring Major League Baseball teams here for spring training, and the failure to make it happen still bothers him.

  • Ask a Native

    Should the Las Vegas 51s Make the Move to Summerlin?

    By James P. Reza

    I didn’t have much of an opinion on this subject until I read some of the comments Pacific Coast League President Branch B. Rickey made when positioning the team for a move to a new suburban stadium. When Cashman Field was built in 1983, it was one of the premier stadiums in the minor leagues. The Downtown facility, nestled along the “cultural corridor” long before there was such a thing, even hosted the Triple-A World Series from 1998-2000. But the shine has dulled.

  • feature

    The Other Guys

    By Rob Miech

    As Trevor Kirk parked cars at the M Resort last summer and into the fall, he was surprised by how many visitors came from Washington, D.C. And it seemed like every one of them was a Washington Nationals fan. He was regularly pelted with the same inquiries: Hey! Harper’s college is around here, right? Do you know him?