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In memoriam: Connie Marrero

In memoriam: Connie Marrero

Connie Marrero, the oldest former major leaguer at 102 years old, passed away yesterday, just shy of ...

South Atlantic League announces 2014 Hall of Fame class

South Atlantic League announces 2014 Hall of Fame class

The four members of the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 have been announced by leag...

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 play...

Cubs crash back to reality after Wrigley Field fete

Cubs crash back to reality after Wrigley Field fete

As the Wrigley Field faithful gathered to celebrate the venue's 100th anniversary yesterday, it was clea...

Here's to 100 more years, Wrigley Field

Here's to 100 more years, Wrigley Field

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Wrigley Field: A century since Charles Weeghman open...

Salem Red Sox to mark 75 years of pro baseball in city

Salem Red Sox to mark 75 years of pro baseball in city

It's been 75 years since the Salem-Roanoke Friends began play on May 20, 1939, and the Salem Red Sox (High Class A; Carolina League) are marking the occasion with a promotional night.

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River Bandits expand scholarship program

River Bandits expand scholarship program

It already was one of the most unique team initiatives in MiLB, and now the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) have brought in a new partner to expand the Bandit Scholars Program.

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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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Cubs crash back to reality after Wrigley Field fete

Cubs crash back to reality after Wrigley Field fete

As the Wrigley Field faithful gathered to celebrate the venue's 100th anniversary yesterday, it was clear there are still storm clouds gathering on the North Side, with plenty of questions raised about the...

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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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Pacific Association, United League Baseball down to four teams for '14

Pacific Association, United League Baseball down to four teams for '14

We have some schedules and info as two independent circuits, United League Baseball and Pacific Association, are down to four teams apiece for 2014.

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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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Another final season for Capital City Stadium

Another final season for Capital City Stadium

For the third year in a row, the Columbia Blowfish (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) will celebrate a final season at historic Capital City Stadium -- and this year it may stick.

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New for 2014: First NBC Ballpark

New for 2014: First NBC Ballpark

The University of New Orleans has sold naming rights to Maestri Field at Privateer Park, with the newly renovated ballpark now known as First NBC Ballpark.

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Curtis Granderson Stadium / University of Illinois at Chicago Flames

Curtis Granderson Stadium / University of Illinois at Chicago Flames

It's already one of the finer college ballparks in the Midwest, but the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has bigger plans for Curtis Granderson Stadium: serving the needs of thousands of young base...

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Artifacts discovered at Sulphur Dell site

Artifacts discovered at Sulphur Dell site

As the Sulphur Dell area once hosted a graveyard, it's no surprise that historic artifacts were indeed found at the construction site of a new Nashville Sounds (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) ballpark the...

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Saving Bringhurst Field in Alexandria

Saving Bringhurst Field in Alexandria

With Alexandria (La.) officials proposing to tear down Bringhurst Field, home to baseball there since 1933, locals are seeking to save the historic facility.

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