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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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Owners to rebrand rebranded Panthers

The new owner of the Yuma Panthers (independent; American West Baseball League) is already dropping his rebranding of the team and is seeking public input on a new name. The Panthers have technically never played a game: the former Yuma Scorpions (independent; North American League) were pulled out of the NAL for the 2012 season […]

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Yuma Panthers sold, rebranded

Before playing a single game the Yuma Panthers (independent; America West Baseball League) have been sold and rebranded for the 2013 season. New owner Tim Ferguson was born and raised in south Florida, attending Indian River Community College and Nova Southeastern University, where he played baseball and graduated with a degree in education. He later […]

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NAL lays out game plan for 2012

After a hectic week, officials with the independent North American League laid out a 2012 game plan, with the Sonoma County Grapes a road team and the Hawaii Stars playing in Hilo. Forced into finding two new teams to ensure a four-team Northern Division for the upcoming season after the departure of the Yuma Panthers […]

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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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