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Simunic, RedHawks exercise contract option

The only manager in Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (independent; American Association) history, Doug Simunic, will be with the team through the 2017 season, as a two-year contract extension was exercised. Simunic signed a three-year extension in 2012, with the potential for a two-year extension. That extension is now in play. “I would like to capture one more […]

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Saints go for 1,000th win in franchise history today

The next win notched by the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) will be a historic one: it will be the 1,000th win in franchise history. Only four independent teams reached that mark: the Winnipeg Goldeyes and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (American Association) and the Bridgeport Bluefish and Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League). The Saints play the Sioux […]

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Simunic set to return to RedHawks

We don’t spend a lot of time covering managerial hirings, but this one is worth noting: Doug Simunic is set to return for three more years with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (independent; American Association).  Simunic is one of the great characters of baseball and the winningest coach in independent baseball. He began his coaching career with the […]

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Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks welcome three-millionth fan

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (independent; American Association) welcomed the three-millionth fan in team history to Newman Outdoor Field last night. Nikki Rude, who says she typically attends around ten RedHawks games a season, was attending her first game of 2012 on Tuesday when she became the lucky fan. Rude won a RedHawks gift package that included […]

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No expansion on tap for American Association: Wolff

There are no plans for expansion in the independent American Association, reports commissioner Miles Wolff, as the league continues its focus on large markets and stable ownership groups. Visiting Fargo’s Newman Outdoor Field, Wolff addressed the issue of western Canadian teams joining the indy circuit — not likely, given the remote nature of Edmonton and […]

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Northern League lives on — in court

The independent Northern League may be no more, but it lives on in a Cook County courtroom in the form of a lawsuit against the circuit’s former law firm. The lawsuit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges that the league’s original law firm, Chicago-based Gozdecki, Del Giudice, Americus & Farkas, failed to adequately draft a […]

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Another WPA ballpark to bite the dust

Al Krueger Field, a Perham (Minn.) WPA ballpark that’s hosted Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (independent; American Association) exhibitions, is slated to be torn down because of unsafe conditions. Some background. In 1935, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) launched as an initiative from the Roosevelt Administration to bring financial relief necessitated by the Great Depression. It expanded on […]

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Rau new assistant GM of K-Tribe

The Kinston Indians (High Class A; Carolina League) have a new assistant general manager: Matthew Rau, a native of Fargo who worked the past six seasons for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (independent; American Association). “Matt is a wonderful addition to the front office,” said K-Tribe General Manager Benjamin Jones. “He is a former college baseball player […]

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American Association schedule released: Amarillo in, Pensacola out

The independent American Association is going with 14 teams in the 2011 season, as new additions Amarillo, Fargo-Moorhead, Gary, Kansas City and Winnipeg offset the loss of the Pensacola Pelicans for the year. The schedule still features some of that grueling travel so loved by players and front-office staff alike: the Sioux City Explorers, for […]

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