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Suns, Nats extend player development contract

Suns, Nats extend player development contract

This was expected: The Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League) and the Washington Nationals announce...

CPL honors organization, broadcaster of the year

CPL honors organization, broadcaster of the year

The summer-collegiate Coastal Plain League announced Joe Vasile of the Fayetteville SwampDogs is broadcast...

ValleyCats, Astros extend player development contract

ValleyCats, Astros extend player development contract

Another PDC renewal: The Tri-City ValleyCats (short season A; NY-Penn League) and the Houston Astros are...

Captains, Indians extend player development contract

Captains, Indians extend player development contract

The Lake County Captains (Low Class A; Midwest League) and the Cleveland Indians extended their player-de...

Saints set attendance mark at last Midway Stadium game

Saints set attendance mark at last Midway Stadium game

The fire marshal had the night off, as the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) set a si...

Crawdads, Rangers extend PDC through 2018

Crawdads, Rangers extend PDC through 2018

The Hickory Crawdads (Low Class A; Sally League) and the Texas Rangers extended their player development contract for four years, through the 2018 season.

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After offseason fire, Fifth Third Ballpark shines at Midwest League ASG

After offseason fire, Fifth Third Ballpark shines at Midwest League ASG

Tuesday night’s Midwest League All-Star Classic was more than a showcase of baseball talent. It was a celebration of a remarkable effort by the West Michigan Whitecaps to rebuild a ballpark heavily damage...

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A sneek peak at Charlotte's new ballpark

A sneek peak at Charlotte's new ballpark

It's a new era in North Carolina baseball as the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League) open a new Uptown ballpark tonight. Our Mark Cryan was on hand yesterday for a sneak preview.

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Metrodome baggie to reborn as Duluth Pack bags

Metrodome baggie to reborn as Duluth Pack bags

Another creative reuse for a remnant of the Metrodome: the infamous right-field baggie is now part of a new Duluth Pack line of bags, to be unveiled tomorrow at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.

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Baseball's ultimate party deck, at Coors Field

Baseball's ultimate party deck, at Coors Field

It wasn't that long ago when the Colorado Rockies shut down the right-field upper deck at Coors Field because of a lack of fan interest. Now, it's the hottest place in the ballpark -- and a model for other...

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Saints set attendance mark at last Midway Stadium game

Saints set attendance mark at last Midway Stadium game

The fire marshal had the night off, as the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) set a single-game attendance record of 9,455 at last night's final game at Midway Stadium.

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Replacements to make hometown return at Midway Stadium

Replacements to make hometown return at Midway Stadium

This may be more about our youth than yours, but this is still big news: The Replacements will be playing their first hometown gig since 1991, when the band headlines this summer at Midway Stadium.

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Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

Bosse Field / Evansville Otters

It is one of the oldest ballparks still hosting baseball, a historic venue that still feels much as it did during its June 17, 1915 opening. Welcome to Evansville's Bosse Field.

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CPL honors organization, broadcaster of the year

CPL honors organization, broadcaster of the year

The summer-collegiate Coastal Plain League announced Joe Vasile of the Fayetteville SwampDogs is broadcaster of the year, and the Peninsula Pilots organization of the year.

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Simmons Field / Kenosha Kingfish

Simmons Field / Kenosha Kingfish

This, friends, is why summer-collegiate leagues exist: to provide new life to old ballparks – evidenced by the makeover of Simmons Field, home of the Northwoods League’s Kenosha Kingfish.

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Jamestown fielding Diethrick Park lease inquiries

Jamestown fielding Diethrick Park lease inquiries

That didn't take long: A day after the Jamestown Jammers (short season A; NY-Penn League) announced a 2015 move to Morgantown, W.Va., city officials reported multiple inquiries regarding a Diethrick Park l...

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New ballpark on Dubuque's radar

New ballpark on Dubuque's radar

A long-term development plan for Dubuque's Chaplain Schmitt Island includes a new ballpark on city-owned land, but city officials say there are no firm plans for a new facility or team at this time.

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Newest Astrodome preservation plan: World's largest indoor park

Newest Astrodome preservation plan: World's largest indoor park

We have another concept for the preservation of the Astrodome: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett is proposing the Eighth Wonder of the World be converted to the world's largest indoor park.

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