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Batting practice: Minor league milestones, Vladdy watch and more

Milestone Marker

It was a big week in the Blue Jays organization as Bluefield manager Dennis Holmberg won his 1,500th game. He has been in the Toronto organization for 18 years, mostly in the minor leagues. Bluefield will be in the Appalachian League playoffs for the fourth time in eight seasons under Holmberg. His lone title came in 2007 with Auburn in the New York-Penn League.

By the Numbers

33 -- Number of wins for the Bisons at Coca-Cola Field this year.
8,250 -- Average attendance at Coca-Cola Field this year.
101 -- Total number of home runs the Bisons hit this year.

Vladdy Watch

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished batting 23 for 58 in 16 home games with Buffalo. The top prospect in minor league baseball belted all five of his home runs this year at Coca-Cola Field as well. The 19-year old is batting .349 (30 for 86) overall in 24 Triple-A games.

Golfing at the ballpark

The third annual Links at Coca-Cola Field will be held from Sept. 13-15, turning the ballpark into a unique nine-hole, par-27 golf course. Tee times are available from 6-10 p.m. each night. A round of golf will cost $50 with prizes for top men's, women's, couples, and foursome scores over the course of all three days. Distances of the holes will range from 45-135 yards and golfers must bring their own course-appropriate golf clubs.

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