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Suns break Futures League attendance record

More 2014 attendance news: The Pittsfield Suns broke the summer-collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League attendance record and ranked 16th in the nation in average attendance. Suns attendance increased by 45 percent in 2014 for a total attendance of 46,913 over 26 games this summer. In its inaugural year with the Futures League, the Worcester Bravehearts […]

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2014 Summer Collegiate Attendance by League

We conclude our coverage of summer-collegiate attendance with listings by league, as virtually every summer-collegiate league recorded an increased attendance for 2014 when compared to 2013. This list represents some history: the Northwoods League is the first summer-collegiate league to attract more than a million fans in a season. Part of that is a function […]

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Park today, park forever in Worcester

A cemetery is sponsoring free parking at Worcester Bravehearts (summer collegiate; Futures League) games with a simple message: “Please consider WCMP for your final parking spot.” Worcester County Memorial Park has agreed to pay the parking fees at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field parking garage. Located just a few hundred feet from the main […]

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Fraser Field upgrade underway

WPA-funded Fraser Field, the historic former home to pro and indy ball in Lynn, Mass., is undergoing a major upgrade this offseason for the North Shore Navigators (summer collegiate; Futures League): installation of new artificial turf on the infield. Presently, huge yellow plows and cranes have been digging up the hallowed infield at Fraser Field. […]

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Brockton Rox under new ownership

Chris English, a veteran operator in independent baseball, has taken over ownership of the Brockton Rox (summer collegiate; Futures League). English owned the Nashua Pride (independent; Can-Am League). He bought the team from Entertainment Management Complex, run by Mike Canina. No price was announced. Entertainment Management Complex managed the transition for the Rox from independent […]

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Pat Salvi profiled in Chicago Lawyer

No great profundities on our part, just some friendly advice: Team owner Pat Salvi was profiled in the latest issue of Chicago Lawyer, and it’s worth a read. Salvi owns the Gary-Southshore RailCats (independent; American Association), Schaumburg Boomers (independent; Frontier League) and North Shore Navigators (summer collegiate; Futures League). Besides being a very good team […]

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Laven joins Salvi Sports

Pete Laven, of late the GM of the Arkansas Travelers (Class AA; Texas League), is joining Chicago-based Salvi Sports Enterprises as president. Laven was relieved of his duties at the end of the 2012 season, replaced by Paul Allen. He joins the sports organization formed by attorney Pat Salvi, which currently includes two pro teams […]

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