Ballpark Digest: Your Complete Guide to the Baseball Community Ballpark Digest: The complete guide to ballparks, baseball, business of baseball http://ballparkdigest.com/home Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:23:08 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Durham Bulls set new season attendance record http://ballparkdigest.com/201409017647/minor-league-baseball/news/durham-bulls-set-new-season-attendance-record http://ballparkdigest.com/201409017647/minor-league-baseball/news/durham-bulls-set-new-season-attendance-record Durham BullsBallpark renovations do make a difference: the Durham Bulls (Class AAA; International League) set a new single-season attendance record at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, with one game left in the regular season.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:24:21 +0000
Another attendance record: Lakeland Flying Tigers http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317646/minor-league-baseball/news/another-attendance-record-lakeland-flying-tigers http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317646/minor-league-baseball/news/another-attendance-record-lakeland-flying-tigers Lakeland Flying TigersWe have another attendance record to report: the Lakeland Flying Tigers (High Class A; Florida State League) established a new single-season record at Joker Marchant Stadium, drawing 64,396 total fans in 2014.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:25:06 +0000
State College Spikes attract largest crowd in Medlar Field history http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317645/minor-league-baseball/news/state-college-spikes-attract-largest-crowd-in-medlar-field-history http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317645/minor-league-baseball/news/state-college-spikes-attract-largest-crowd-in-medlar-field-history State College SpikesAnother attendance record to note: the State College Spikes (short season A; NY-Penn League) attracted a franchise-record 6,066 fans last night to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park for the regular-season home finale.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:08:57 +0000
Burlington Bees, Angels extend PDC http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317644/minor-league-baseball/news/burlington-bees-angels-extend-pdc http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317644/minor-league-baseball/news/burlington-bees-angels-extend-pdc Burlington BeesA potential reshuffling of Low Class A Midwest League affiliates is down by one, as the Burlington Bees and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim extended their player development contract (PDC) through 2016.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:09:36 +0000
The Week That Was: August 31 http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317642/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/the-week-that-was-august-31 http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317642/at-the-ballpark/the-front-office/the-week-that-was-august-31 Ballpark DigestMetrodome recycling, affiliation news, attendance records and positioning for 2015 were the leading stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:08:13 +0000
Quad Cities joins attendance-record parade http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317641/minor-league-baseball/news/quad-cities-joins-attendance-record-parade http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317641/minor-league-baseball/news/quad-cities-joins-attendance-record-parade Modern Woodmen Park{jathumbnail off}

Another attendance record to note: the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) set a new mark for highest per-game average for a season in the 55-year history of the franchise, with 3,885 fans per game.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:31:59 +0000
Crosscutters, Phillies extend PDC http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317640/minor-league-baseball/news/crosscutters-phillies-extend-pdc http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317640/minor-league-baseball/news/crosscutters-phillies-extend-pdc Another PDC extension to announce: the Williamsport Crosscutters (short season A; NY-Penn League) and Philadelphia Phillies extended their player development contract for two years, through 2016.]]> kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:25:38 +0000 Bluefish to hold Ken Shepard Day http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317639/independent-baseball/news/bluefish-to-hold-ken-shepard-day http://ballparkdigest.com/201408317639/independent-baseball/news/bluefish-to-hold-ken-shepard-day Bridgeport BluefishThe Bridgeport Bluefish (independent; Atlantic League) will honor GM Ken Shepard, who is fighting stage 4 kidney cancer, and bring in Pete Rose as part of "Ken Shepard Day" on Sunday, September 14.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:51:51 +0000
More attendance records: Spokane Indians set new marks http://ballparkdigest.com/201408307638/minor-league-baseball/news/more-attendance-records-spokane-indians-set-new-marks http://ballparkdigest.com/201408307638/minor-league-baseball/news/more-attendance-records-spokane-indians-set-new-marks Another attendance record to note: the Spokane Indians (short season A; Northwest League) set season and per-game attendance records after a big crowd at Avista Stadium.]]> kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:22:35 +0000 TinCaps set season-attendance record http://ballparkdigest.com/201408307637/minor-league-baseball/news/tincaps-set-season-attendance-record http://ballparkdigest.com/201408307637/minor-league-baseball/news/tincaps-set-season-attendance-record Fort Wayne TinCapsMost teams don't set an attendance record six years after a new ballpark opens, but the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low Class A; Midwest League) did just that, setting a record for regular-season attendance last night.

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kreichard@augustpublications.com (Kevin Reichard) frontpage Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:56:31 +0000