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AWBL goes dark for 2013

The independent American West Baseball League will go dark in 2013, with CEO Michael Cummings resigning and Sean Smock assigned to pick up the pieces for 2014. Of course, once a league goes dark it rarely comes back. And in the case of the American West Baseball League, we’re talking about an outfit that would […]

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New for 2013: Las Cruces Sun Rays

The newest team in the independent American West Baseball League has a logo and a name: the Las Cruces Sun Rays. No other information was released, apart from the fact that team is playing in Apodaca Park, a former Pecos League facility. “We are excited to begin this new professional baseball endeavor in Las Cruces […]

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Ferguson walks away from AWBL

Tim Ferguson and the independent American West Baseball League have split ways, as the Yuma Desert Rats have folded before playing a single game at Desert Sun Stadium. What this means for the 2013 season remains to be seen. The AWBL already scrapped a winter league to be run out of Yuma, and while Ferguson […]

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New for 2013: Long Beach Splash

We have a name and logo for the team launching next season in the independent American West Baseball League: the Long Beach Splash. “I am very pleased with the outcome of the logo it has been done with class, shows professionalism and immediately lets the public know who the team is,” said Michael Cummings, AWBL Chief […]

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Smock first commissioner of AWBL

The folks at the American West Baseball League are moving fast, naming Sean Smock as the independent circuit’s first commissioner. Smock is a veteran of the Golden Baseball League, one of the predecessors to the North American League and where the AWBL owners have roots. Smock first worked for the Tucson Sidewinders (Class AAA; Pacific […]

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Godfather Media launches new indy league

Fresh from a divorce with the North American League, Godfather Media — owner of the Yuma Panthers and Orange County Flyers — is launching its own indy circuit, the American West Baseball League. The American West Baseball League, or AWBL, will be run both as a summer independent league and a fall and winter instructional league, according to […]

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Diamond Sports walks away from North American League management

Diamond Sports and Entertainment, which founded the independent Golden Baseball League and formed the North American League via merger, has walked away from the circuit as league management. Kevin Outcalt, the league commissioner who was part of the original Golden Baseball League, left the organization on March 7, according to a press release issued by […]

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