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Pacific Association returns in 2014 with new Sonoma team

The independent Pacific Association returns for the 2014 season with six teams, including five incumbents and a new franchise, the Sonoma Stompers. The five returning teams; San Rafael Pacifics, BayCal Lumberjacks, Vallejo Admirals, Na Koa Ikaika of Maui and Hawaii Stars — teams that also participated in the 2013 Pacific Association season. Members of the […]

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Pacific Association in flux

The independent Pacific Association is moving to a new phase, with the East Bay Lumberjacks joining the circuit and the Vallejo Missions scaling back, bypassing a scheduled trip to Hawaii. The semi-pro Lumberjacks have been a fill-in opponent for the two Northern California teams in the four-team circuit. Technically, the San Rafael Pacfics, Maui Na […]

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New for 2013: Pacific Association

The North American League is no more, as four independent teams from California and Hawaii reboot with the creation of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs. The four clubs in the new Pacific Association comprised the North Division of the North American League in 2012: the San Rafael Pacifics, Sonoma County Grapes, Hawaii Stars […]

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The Week That Was: May 20

Tearing down ballparks, Chicago politics of all sorts and the future of the Oakland Athletics made the list of the most popular stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. WSJ: Tear down Wrigley Field now! Upper deck of PNC Field coming down this week Logos released for NAL’s Sonoma […]

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NAL lays out game plan for 2012

After a hectic week, officials with the independent North American League laid out a 2012 game plan, with the Sonoma County Grapes a road team and the Hawaii Stars playing in Hilo. Forced into finding two new teams to ensure a four-team Northern Division for the upcoming season after the departure of the Yuma Panthers […]

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New for 2012: Hawaii Stars

The second new team in the independent North American League has been announced: the Hawaii Stars will be owned and run by the existing Na Koa Ikaika Maui ownership. The team doesn’t have a home yet, but owner Bob Young and other NAL officials are looking at playing some games at Wong Stadium in Hilo, a […]

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