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2013 Independent Attendance by Average

Our final independent-baseball attendance ranking of the day: Here are 2013 independent attendance numbers, listed by average. These numbers are for the top indy leagues who actually report attendance figures; there are others who do not. There was stability in the four major independent leagues, with only one new team and no other franchise shifts. […]

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Waterbury debates Municipal Stadium renovation

Eighty-two-year-old Municipal Stadium would be renovated under a $7-million plan currently under debate by Waterbury (Ct.) Board of Aldermen. The ballpark, formerly home to the Eastern League professional and independent-league baseball teams (including the charmingly named Waterbury Timers), is deteriorating rapidly. Under the plan, the ballpark’s stone facade would be restored, the press box would […]

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2011 Independent Average Attendance by League

With the independent-baseball regular season wrapping up yesterday, it’s time to parse the attendance numbers for 2011. Here are 2011 independent attendance numbers, listed by league. These numbers are for the top indy league who actually report attendance figures; there are others who do not. This past offseason saw a shakeup in the independent-baseball world. […]

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Simmy claims 1,000th indy-ball victory

Doug Simunic, already the all-time winningest coach in independent baseball, notched his thousandth career win today when the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks edged the Sioux City Explorers 4-3 at Newman Outdoor Field. Simunic began his managerial career in 1993 has the skipper of the Rochester (Minn.) Aces of the Northern League and spent his entire career in […]

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Champaign to study ballpark issues

Elected officials in Champaign are forming a committee to study potential ballpark and baseball funding issue in the Illinois city, and indications are that they’d be looking at an affiliated team after exploring indy ball in the past. Mayor Don Gerard says he’ll appoint an exploratory committee to look at baseball and ballpark-financing issues, including […]

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