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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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In memoriam: Ken Shepard

Ken Shepard, whose career in baseball spanned 20-plus years in both independent and affiliated leagues, passed away yesterday afternoon, succumbing to kidney cancer. The Bridgeport Bluefish (independent; Atlantic League) GM was 49. “Ken fought a valiant fight and handled himself with incredible courage, dignity and grace,” says Bluefish principal owner Frank Boulton. “All of our […]

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