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Coca-Cola Park, QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie named Best New Ballparks in Ballpark Digest awards

It was a great year for new ballparks, but at the end of the day two facilities earned our award for Best New Ballpark: Coca-Cola Park, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Class AAA; International League), and QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie, home of the Grand Prairie AirHogs (independent; American Association). Both represented the state […]

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Mallards, Madison reach agreement on remodel of Warner Park

After years of negotiations the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and the city of Madison have come to a tentative agreement on a renovation of Warner Park.After years of negotiations the Madison Mallards (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) and the city of Madison have come to a tentative agreement on a renovation of Warner Park. […]

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Dayton Dragons, Rochester Red Wings cited for Ongoing Excellence in Ballpark Digest awards

Today’s first award in the annual Ballpark Digest Awards goes to the organizations we feel typify Ongoing Excellence. To say there was a long list of contenders for this award is an understatement, and we’re pretty confident that we’ve made the right choices: the Rochester Red Wings (Class AAA; International League) and Dayton Dragons (Low […]

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WCCBL shortens name, extends season

The West Coast Collegiate Baseball League (WCCBL) is now the West Coast League (WCL), according to league president Ken Wilson. The West Coast League also announced plans to expand its regular season schedule to 48 games.The West Coast Collegiate Baseball League (WCCBL) is now the West Coast League (WCL), according to league president Ken Wilson. […]

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New for 2009: Bowling Green Hot Rods

It’s the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Low Class A;  Sally League), as the team’s new branding was introduced during a live event Monday night at Circus Square Park in downtown Bowling Green. The team also announced a brand new website, bghotrods.com, where fans can purchase tickets and merchandise for the new South Atlantic League franchise.It’s […]

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Sarasota, Lee County, Vero Beach push spring-training sites for BoSox, O’s

We have the makings of a good old-fashioned bidding war between Lee County, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Vero Beach to land the Boston Red Sox and/or the Baltimore Orioles as spring-training tenants. We have the makings of a good old-fashioned bidding war between Lee County, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Vero Beach to land the Boston Red […]

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Newark Bears may fold

The Newark Bears (independent; Atlantic League) are on the verge of folding, according to multiple reports in the media.Times are getting rough on the economic front. Just ask Marc Berson, the owner of the Newark Bears (independent; Atlantic League), who is on the verge of throwing in the towel on the underperforming franchise. He says […]

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