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Boomers hit Kickstarter goal: fans fund zombies promotion

The Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League) successfully raised $5,395 from fans on Kickstarter and will play as the Schaumburg Zombies on June 7. Kickstarter is a website that allows individuals and organizations to raise funds from fans and others using crowdsourcing. Rewards are based on the amount of money pledged: in this case, $25 gets […]

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Proposed for 2014: the Schaumburg Zombies

Professional baseball teams are always looking for a new way to reach fans, and the Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League) have come upon a unique marketing tool: a Kickstarter campaign to finance and promote a Schaumburg Zombies night at Boomers Stadium. You can view the Kickstarter campaign here. The premise of Kickstarter is simple: supporters […]

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Boomers set franchise attendance record with sellout today

Big day for the Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League): the team notched the first sellout in franchise history, drawing 7,578 to Boomers Stadium for the largest crowd in the ballpark’s history. It’s the second year for the Boomers, who set up shop in Schaumburg after the less-than-graceful exit of the Schaumburg Flyers (independent; Northern League). […]

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Illinois baseball: Changes for 2012

After a few years of turmoil and legal proceedings, things are settling down for three Illinois Frontier League and summer-collegiate teams: Joliet Slammers, Schaumburg Boomers and Springfield Sliders. Last year the Joliet Slammers (independent; Frontier League) put together a pretty debut despite not having much time to prepare: there may have been a few rough […]

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Kobayashi to make appearances in Schaumburg, Gary

Competitive-eating legend Takeru Kobayashi will once again take on the locals at ballparks this season, appearing at Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League) and Gary SouthShore RailCats (independent; American Association) games. Kobayashi is a legend in the competitive-eating world, winning six straight Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest titles and holding the unofficial world record for […]

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