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Holly Springs talking new CPL ballpark

The greater Raleigh-Durham area could see more baseball if Holly Springs moves ahead with a plan to build a new ballpark for a summer-collegiate Coastal Plain League team. We’re talking modest here — the city has about 25,000 residents, but is expecting growth as the nearly Research Triangle expands — as in a 2,500-seat ballpark […]

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What’s the oldest team name in MiLB? Here’s the complete list

A baseball friend had an interesting question for us in conjunction with his team’s upcoming anniversary celebration: what’s the oldest team name in baseball? It’s an interesting question, one subject to many caveats and conditions, but here’s our attempt at a list of the oldest team names in Minor League Baseball still in use, ranked […]

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Durham Athletic Park / NCCU Eagles

Durham Athletic Park, or “The DAP,” as it was affectionately called by Bulls fans for decades, is a cultural touchstone. The Bulls were among the first teams to spark the re-birth of minor league baseball when they began play in 1980. But, most people know the place from its role as the primary filming location […]

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International League

The International League has its roots in 1885’s New York State League, which served as a starting point for 1886’s International Association. The league was known by several different names in its early days — Eastern Association (1891), Eastern League (1892-1911), and New International League (1918-1919) — and served as a Class AAA league for […]

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