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Charlie Eshbach crowned 2013’s King of Baseball

Today’s big news at the Winter Meetings: Minor League Baseball crowned Portland Sea Dogs (Class AA; Eastern League) President Charlie Eshbach the 2013 King of Baseball. The King of Baseball is a long-standing tradition in which Minor League Baseball salutes a veteran from the professional baseball world for long-time dedication and service. Eshbach celebrated his […]

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Atlantic League schedules released; same lineup as ’13

Several independent Atlantic League teams released schedules for the 2014 season, with a league lineup remaining unchanged for the coming year. The league lineup: Bridgeport Bluefish, Camden Riversharks, Lancaster Barnstormers, Long Island Ducks, Somerset Patriots, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Sugar Land Skeeters and York Revolution. Left off the schedule: the Loudoun Hounds, who are facing […]

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Rangers to reassign Purpura

In the wake of a disappointing season, the Texas Rangers are shaking up their front office and will reassign Tim Purpura, the team’s senior director of player development, to new duties for 2014. The news was reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Purpura is well-known at almost every level of baseball. Besides serving as general […]

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2013 Promotions of the Year: Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Normally we select a single promotion to honor during awards season, but this year the Lehigh Valley IronPigs blew that model out of the water with a trio of noteworthy promotions. The team is the winner of the Best Promotions in the 2013 Ballpark Digest Annual Awards. “As we reviewed submissions for best promotions in […]

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2013 Baseball Attendance by Average

Here is the Big Kahuna of attendance rankings: we’ve combined our 2013 rankings of affiliated, independent and summer-collegiate attendance rankings into one, huge, 390-team list. This covers every affiliated, most independent and most summer-collegiate teams, ranked by average. A few indy leagues don’t report attendance, and many smaller summer-collegiate leagues either don’t charge for admission […]

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2013 Independent Attendance by Average

Our final independent-baseball attendance ranking of the day: Here are 2013 independent attendance numbers, listed by average. These numbers are for the top indy leagues who actually report attendance figures; there are others who do not. There was stability in the four major independent leagues, with only one new team and no other franchise shifts. […]

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