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Chico Outlaws season scrapped

The independent North American League pulled the plug on the Chico Outlaws after failing to persuade Chico State to sign off on a three-year lease for Nettleton Stadium. Chico State had offered a one-year lease for the ballpark, under pretty much the same terms offered the last two years. The Outlaws — a team still […]

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Bell files bankruptcy, preventing LaGrave Field foreclosure

With Amergy Bank threatening to foreclose on LaGrave Field, owner Carl Bell yesterday filed for bankruptcy protection, allowing him to keep control of the historic ballpark. After the independent American Association pulled the team’s membership because Bell couldn’t put up a letter of credit for the 2012 season, he turned his sights to the independent […]

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Bell: Cats will be back in 2012

Despite a move by the American Association to remove the Fort Worth Cats from its 2012 lineup, owner Carl Bell says he’s selling the team to new owners, who would field a team next season. Earlier this week the American Association pulled the team’s membership after Bell failed to provide a $200,000 letter of credit, […]

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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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LaGrave Field / Fort Worth Cats

It is one of the most unusual ballparks in minor-league baseball, as Fort Worth’s LaGrave Field is a new ballpark set on the grounds of a former affiliated classic. As such, it’s the best of both worlds. FAST FACTS Year Opened: Current incarnation, 2002 Capacity: 5,200 Dimensions: 320L, 370LC, 400C, 366RC, 330R Playing Surface: Grass […]

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American Association (current)

The current American Association was formed by independent teams leaving the Northern League and Central League, augmented by former United League Baseball markets. Independent / 2006-present Teams (in alphabetical order) Amarillo Sox, 2011-presentCoastal Bend Aviators, 2006-2007El Paso Diablos, 2006-presentFargo-Moorhead Redhawks, 2011-presentFort Worth Cats, 2006-presentGary Southshore Railcats, 2011-presentGrand Prairie Airhogs, 2008-presentKansas City T-Bones, 2011-presentLincoln Saltdogs, 2006-presentPensacola […]

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