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SwampDogs to launch season as planned; three remain hospitalized

Three members of the Fayetteville SwampDogs (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) front office remain hospitalized after a ballpark explosion, and the team is prepping for the scheduled season launch on Tuesday. Team owner/GM/coach Darrell Handelsman, SwampDogs operations manager Mark Wilderman and intern Jonathan Wilson-Daughtner are still listed in serious condition at UNC Hospital after a propane explosion Thursday at J.P. Riddle […]

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Handelsman, two others in serious condition after Fayetteville ballpark explosion

Darrell Handelsman, owner and manager of the Fayetteville SwampDogs (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League), is in serious condition at a local hospital after a propane explosion at J.P. Riddle Stadium. UPDATED! Handelsman, an institution in summer-collegiate ball after coaching stints in the Northwoods League and Coastal Plain League and certainly a man who lives life […]

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SwampDogs named CPL organization of the year

Nice award for Lew and Darrell Handelsman and crew: The summer-collegiate Fayetteville SwampDogs have been named 2011 Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year for the second time in franchise history. As Director of Operations, Darrell Handelsman always proclaims, “each night we try to host a party at J.P. Riddle Stadium that fans will remember forever.” […]

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SwampDogs set new attendance mark

The Fayetteville SwampDogs set a franchise attendance record at J.P. Riddle Stadium, as 6,049 fans turned out to watch their hometown team take on the Wilson Tobs — the first time the SwampDogs have ever reached the 6,000-fan plateau. “SwampDogs fans proved once again they’re the best fans in summer collegiate baseball,” said SwampDogs head coach […]

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The Week That Was: October 2

Here are the most popular stories published in Ballpark Digest this past week, as measured by page views. The big stories this week: new ballparks in Potomac and Westfield; a baseball institution drops baseball; and the continuing follies in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre over a new ballpark. Westfield approves site for sports complex, complete with new ballpark P-Nats, […]

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