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Ducks notch 600th sellout

Nice milestone for the Long Island Ducks (independent; Atlantic League): With a sellout at Bethpage Ballpark Saturday night, the franchise registered its 600th sellout in 12 years. That’s an Atlantic League record, far outpacing the second-place Somerset Patriots, with 222 to date in their 14th year). “It is a wonderful accomplishment to reach this milestone […]

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The Week That Was: Dec. 19

It was a week for dramatic franchise and league shifts, the collapse of the Metrodome roof and its impact on the baseball world, and new naming-rights deals emerging. The most popular stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Carolina to Pensacola, Kinston to Zebulon in 2012 Frontier League unveils […]

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New for 2011: Bethpage Ballpark

The home of the Long Island Ducks (independent; Atlantic League) will have a new name, as Bethpage Federal Credit Union ponies up $2.1 million for a naming-rights deal running through 2020. The deal must be approved by the full Suffolk County Legislature after passage today by a subcommittee. The ballpark opened as Citibank Park and […]

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