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Promotions Watch: Independent League Giveaways

With the American Association, Can-Am League, and the Frontier League starting their seasons and the Atlantic League well underway, it is time to look at some of the best giveaways around independent baseball. These offerings—which include bobbleheads, t-shirts, theme-night freebies, tickets, and even money—will be discussed in this week’s Promotions Watch. (more…)

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Remembering the Salt Lake Trappers

It’s been 25 years since the Salt Lake Trappers (rookie; Pioneer League) set a pro-sports record for consecutive wins — and also served as a blueprint for what would become a lively independent-baseball industry. A team in an affiliated league may seem like an unlikely precursor to independent baseball, but the Trappers were an independent […]

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Riley, McKee, Murray to be honored by South Atlantic League

Pretty strong trio of inductees in the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012: Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Bill Murray and Carolyn McKee.  The list of inductees was announced today by league president Eric Krupa. They’ll be honored at the 53 Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game, scheduled for June 19, 2012, at Joseph P. Riley, […]

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Rox out of Can-Am League for 2012

The Brockton Rox are out of the 2012 independent Cam-Am League schedule, as an ownership change and expansion franchise in Canada failed to materialize. Because of interleague play with the independent American Association, the Can-Am League was actually seeking an odd number of teams for the 2012 season. But with a potential Canadian expansion franchise […]

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