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More on Fullerton ballpark proposal

Despite an awkwardly phrased press release that threatened a franchise move if a new ballpark wasn’t forthcoming, the Orange County Flyers (independent; Golden Baseball League) are serious about working with Fullerton on a new facility located on a historic baseball site. For a year now the Flyers have a deal to negotiate a deal to […]

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The Week That Was: October 2

Here are the most popular stories published in Ballpark Digest this past week, as measured by page views. The big stories this week: new ballparks in Potomac and Westfield; a baseball institution drops baseball; and the continuing follies in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre over a new ballpark. Westfield approves site for sports complex, complete with new ballpark P-Nats, […]

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OC Flyers pitch woo at Fullerton for new ballpark by threatening to leave

It is an interesting new-ballpark bargaining strategy, to be sure: threaten to leave the market before serious negotiations begin. But that’s exactly what the press release sent out by the Orange County Flyers (independent; Golden Baseball League) lays out. The OC Flyers haven’t been the biggest of successes in the indy circuit, though the team […]

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GBL brings Japanese female knuckleballer to Arizona Fall League

There’s certainly a novelty factor here: Eri Yoshida, a 17-year-old female sidearm pitcher whose knuckleball tops out at 50 m.p.h., will pitch for the Yuma team in the Arizona Winter League. Yoshida, 17, made headlines and impressed the baseball world last summer when she became the first female to play professionally in Japan. Equipped with […]

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Nettleton Stadium / Chico State Wildcats / Chico Outlaws

Nettleton Stadium opened in 1997, replacing Roy Bohler Field (named after the team’s original coach from 1947-63) on the same location. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1997 Capacity: 4,200 Dimensions: 330L, 375LC, 405C, 375RC, 330R Website: 530.898.6333 (Chico State), 530.345.3210 (Outlaws)Conference: California Collegiate Athletic AssociationPlaying Surface: GrassText/Photos by: John MoistDirections/Parking: Chico is located in north-central […]

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