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Frontier League pitched for Jackson, Michigan

A feasibility study is underway to determine whether Jackson, a city in central Michigan west of Ann Arbor and south of Lansing, can support a new ballpark and independent Frontier League baseball. The $15,000 study, commissioned by Experience Jackson and the Jackson County Visitors Bureau and awarded to AECOM and the Rooney Sports & Entertainment Group […]

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New for 2015: CHS Field

We have a name for the new Lowertown home of the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) opening for the 2015 season: CHS Field. Naming rights for the new ballpark were purchased by Inver Grove Heights (Minn.)-based CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 agriculture cooperative. “The opportunity to team up with Saints is a homerun for […]

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Collier named American Association Executive of the Year

Nice honor for a good guy: Winnipeg Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier has been named the 2014 American Association Executive of the Year. Under Collier’s guidance, the Goldeyes once again led American Association teams with a total attendance of 258,429 and average attendance of 5,618. The Goldeyes also hosted a very successful two-day American Association […]

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Bluefish to hold Ken Shepard Day

The 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. Rose previously managed Bridgeport this season for one game on Monday, June 16, leading the ‘Fish to a 2-0 victory over the […]

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One last hurrah at Midway Stadium

We’re down to the wire at Midway Stadium, where the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) will wrap up their tenure there with a final game tonight. As a ballpark, Midway Stadium was cheaply built and not blessed with an abundance of amenities. Originally called Municipal Stadium, it opened after St. Paul tore down the […]

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Efforts continue to bring pro baseball back to Atlantic City

A group that included former Atlantic City Surf GM Mario Perrucci and Atlantic League founder Frank Boulton met with Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian about bringing pro baseball back to Surf Stadium. Surf Stadium — née the Sandcastle and Bernie Robbins Stadium — formerly hosted independent baseball, but fell into disrepair after the departure of […]

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