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Handelsman still recovering, prepping for return home

Though there’s no deadline for leaving the hospital, Darrell Handelsman — burned in a ballpark fire — is looking forward to a trip home and an eventual return to J.P. Riddle Stadium. As you’ll recall, Fayetteville SwampDogs (summer collegiate; Coastal Plain League) co-owner/GM/coach Handelsman, SwampDogs operations manager Mark Wilderman and intern Jonathan Wilson-Daughtner were hospitalized after a May 24 propane explosion […]

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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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