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Pro baseball returning to Thurman Munson Stadium

Canton-Akron IndiansCanton’s Thurman Munson Stadium, the former home of the Canton-Akron Indians (Class AA; Eastern League) and two independent Frontier League teams, may once again see pro baseball in the form of the startup Ultimate Baseball League.

The ballpark, which opened in 1989, has been used for amateur baseball since the demise of the Canton Coyotes; it’s currently leased by the Ohio Men’s Senior Baseball League for $1 a year. The group plans on expanding the number of fields at the complex to three to accomodate more ball, as well as changes to Munson Stadium, named for the Canton native and New York Yankee great. Those changes would include some cosmetic upgrades to the ballpark, including a decorative fabric covering the facility.

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