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Shanahan steps down from BayBears

Mobile BayBears (Class AA; Southern League) President Bill Shanahan, who has been with the team since its inception, has stepped down and will move with his family to South Carolina. Shanahan began his career in Minor League Baseball in 1984 and has thirty years of professional sports ownership, management, sales and operations experience. Shanahan has […]

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Mayor: I’ll bring MiLB back to Columbia

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says he plans to begin discussions with Minor League Baseball this fall to bring a team back to the South Carolina city. We’ve reported on some preliminary talks between the city and MiLB facilitated by the Columbia Blowfish (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) ownership, which also owns the Mobile BayBears (Class […]

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BayBears, D-Backs extend PDC

The Mobile BayBears (Class AA; Southern League) and the Arizona Diamondbacks extended their player-development contract (PDC) for two more years, through the 2014 season. “The D-backs are elated to be affiliated with the Mobile BayBears organization and the Mobile community for an additional two years,” said Diamondbacks Director of Player Development Mike Bell. “Bill Shanahan […]

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