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Rox ready for shift to collegiate ball

The Brockton Rox (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) are honoring three notables — Ed Nottle, Van Schley and Jack Yunits — at Friday’s Opening Night at Campanelli Stadium. As part of Opening Night, the Brockton Rox will hold their first-ever Hall of Fame induction ceremony prior to first pitch. Nottle spent nearly seven full seasons with the […]

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NECBL goes with 10 teams for 2012

With the loss of Old Orchard Beach and North Shore teams, the summer-collegiate New England Collegiate Baseball League will enter its 19th season with ten teams. The ten members are: Danbury Westerners, Holyoke Blue Sox, Keene Swamp Bats, Laconia Muskrats, Mystic Schooners, New Bedford Bay Sox, Newport Gulls, North Adams SteepleCats, Sanford Mainers and Vermont […]

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Salvi buys North Shore Navigators, shifts team to FCBL

Pat Salvi, owner of two independent-league teams, added the summer-collegiate North Shore Navigators to his portfolio and is switching from the NECBL to the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. The Navigators play out of historic Fraser Field in Lynn, Mass., a WPA ballpark formerly housing Eastern League and independent baseball. The team will be owned by […]

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2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by League

We continue our coverage of 2011 attendance figures with a listing of numbers from summer-collegiate leagues. In this article, we list attendance by league. We list the numbers for 2010 and 2011 to give you an idea of how teams and leagues fared year to year. Be warned that this isn’t necessarily a strict comparison […]

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LaVallee new Seacoast Mavericks GM

The Seacoast Mavericks (summer collegiate; Futures Collegiate Baseball League) didn’t waste any time setting up their 2012 season, naming Joel LaVallee as the team’s new general manager. He replaces Sean Evans, who will stay with the team and focus on player personnel. “A major responsibility of our GM has to be on the fund raising […]

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Futures League adds Wachusett to lineup for 2012

We have a new franchise in the summer-collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League, as commissioner Chris Hall announced that the addition of the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs as the league’s fifth franchise, playing out of Leominster, Mass. Owning the team: local businessman John Morrison, president of a privately held polymer lens manufacturer, Fosta-Tek Optics. “My family and […]

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Seacoast Mavericks to call Rochester home

The Seacoast Mavericks (summer collegiate; Futures Collegiate Baseball League) will play their inaugural season at Bert George Field at Spaulding High School in Rochester, N.H., under a lease signed last night. The Mavericks are one of four teams in the startup circuit.  The lease is for five years. Under the terms of the lease the […]

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The Week That Was: Dec. 19

It was a week for dramatic franchise and league shifts, the collapse of the Metrodome roof and its impact on the baseball world, and new naming-rights deals emerging. The most popular stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Carolina to Pensacola, Kinston to Zebulon in 2012 Frontier League unveils […]

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