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The Year That Was: 2012

Ballpark visits across the country, the future of Wrigley Field, the preservation of old ballparks and planning for future MLB ballparks. The top stories posted on Ballpark Digest in 2012, as measured by page views. Appalachian Power Park / West Virginia Power JetBlue Park at Fenway South / Boston Red Sox Turner Field / Atlanta […]

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Milovich new VP/GM in Myrtle Beach

Big shift: Andy Milovich, the long-time front-office exec with Palisades Baseball and the West Virginia Power (Low Class A; Sally League), takes the reins of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High Class A; Carolina League). Milovich spent the past 19 seasons with Palisades Baseball, including stints as the top executive of the Erie (Pa.) SeaWolves from […]

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New for 2013: Saratoga Phillies

The former owners of the Oneonta Outlaws (summer collegiate; PGCBL) are back in Saratoga (N.Y.) and will be fielding a team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. This will be the third league in five years for Keith Rogers and Dan Scaring, who originally owned the Saratoga Phillies in the New York Collegiate Baseball […]

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New for 2013: Watertown Rams

The Watertown (N.Y.) entry in the summer-collegiate Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League will be known as the Rams, with the owner close to a new lease for Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds. The status of the team has been a matter of speculation in recent days: there reportedly was an effort by another summer-collegiate team to […]

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Citi Field revenues down again in 2012

For the third straight year revenues were down at Citi Field, as New York Mets ownership struggles to find the right mix between ticket and concession prices. Newsday obtained the team’s revenue statement via FOIA; the statement is a requirement of the bonding deal that funded ballpark construction. In 2012 ballpark revenue for the Mets […]

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Spring training brings $632 million to Phoenix economy: studies

Spring training in Phoenix pumps $632 million into the local economy year-round, according to studies released by the Cactus League Baseball Association and Elliott D. Pollack & Co. From the Arizona Republic: The study found that 56 percent of the 1.7 million fans attending games this past spring were out-of-state visitors and the median stay in […]

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