Minor League Baseball On Facebook: Eastern League

AllFacebook’s look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball teams continues with the class-AA Eastern League.

Class AA is the middle level of the three levels in the minor-league system, and promising prospects often make the jump directly from class AA to Major League Baseball.

Following is a look at the Facebook pages of the 12 Eastern League teams, in order of likes.

Portland Sea Dogs

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/portlandseadogs

Likes: 25,520

Major League affiliation: Boston Red Sox

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the team’s Facebook page. Cinderella is hosting a Princess Tea Party at Hadlock Field Saturday

Richmond Flying Squirrels

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FlyingSquirrelsBaseball

Likes: 23,237

Major League affiliation: San Francisco Giants

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the Flying Squirrels’ page. The ball club’s YouTube feed is available behind a tab powered by Involver.

Altoona Curve

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AltoonaCurveBaseball

Likes: 20,796

Major League affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates

Notable features: Tuna Vision game previews. Two-for-Tuesday.

Reading Fightin Phils

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Fightins

Likes: 19,438

Major League affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the Fightin Phils’ Facebook page. Fans can sign up for email alert service Baseballtown Insider.

Trenton Thunder

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TrentonThunder

Likes: 18,098

Major League affiliation: New York Yankees

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the Thunder’s Facebook page. The club is also running its Second Annual Trenton Thunder Charities Treasure Hunt.

Akron Aeros

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheAkronAeros

Likes: 13,875

Major League affiliation: Cleveland Indians

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the Aeros’ page. The ball club’s Facebook fan No. 15,000 will win a signed jersey from top prospect Francisco Lindor.

Harrisburg Senators

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/senatorsbaseball

Likes: 12,648

Major League affiliation: Washington Nationals

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the Senators’ Facebook page. The ball club’s Twitter feed is available behind a tab.

Binghamton Mets

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/binghamtonmets

Likes: 11,679

Major League affiliation: New York Mets

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the ball club’s Facebook page. The team is also holding a sweepstakes in which the winner is named the “Official Toyota Fireworks Starter.”

New Britain Rock Cats

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nbrockcats

Likes: 7,919

Major League affiliation: Minnesota Twins

Notable features: Fan No. 5 million entered New Britain Stadium this past Sunday. The team’s Twitter and Instagram feeds are also available behind tabs powered by TradableBits and Statigram, respectively.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nhfishercats

Likes: 7,411

Major League affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the Fisher Cats’ page. The team also backs the Bellwether Community Champion program, which recognizes fans who make a difference in their community.

Erie SeaWolves

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/seawolvesfans

Likes: 7,057

Major League affiliation: Detroit Tigers

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the SeaWolves’ page. The team is hosting a baseball camp for kids Aug. 7 through 9.

Bowie Baysox

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BowieBaysox

Likes: 6,413

Major League affiliation: Baltimore Orioles

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the team’s Facebook page. The Baysox German Bierstube Beer Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31.

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