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New for 2014: Ron Tonkin Field

We have a naming-rights deal for the home of the Hillsboro Hops (short season; Northwest League): Ron Tonkin Field, named after the Tonkin car dealerships in the greater Portland area. “The City of Hillsboro is delighted that we have reached a ten-year agreement with the Ron Tonkin Family of Dealerships to rename Hillsboro Ballpark, Ron […]

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Hops, D-Backs extend PDC through 2016

Another player-development extension to report: the Hillsboro Hops (short season A; Northwest League) and the Arizona Diamondbacks extended their PDC through 2016. The Hops have been a Diamondbacks affiliate since 2001. “We are extremely proud of our Diamondbacks affiliation,” said Hops General Manager K.L. Wombacher. “Since our affiliation began in 2001, we’ve had 32 players […]

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Lashbrook: Hillsboro could temporarily host relocating Oakland A’s

If the Oakland Athletics were to leave the Coliseum for Portland, Hillsboro Ballpark — home of the Hillsboro Hops (short season A; Northwest League) could serve as a temporary home, according to Lynn Lashbrook. Lashbrook, president of Sports Management Worldwide, took a tour of the 4,500-capacity ballpark and proclaimed it could be expanded to the […]

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2013 Logo/Branding of the Year: Hillsboro Hops

It was the perfect look and perfect marketing for a beer-crazy region: The Hillsboro Hops (short season A; Northwest League) have won Best Logo/Branding in the 2013 Ballpark Digest Annual Awards. If you were to pick an area that typifies America’s love affair with craft beers, it would be the Pacific Northwest, home to hundreds […]

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Hops to open new ballpark tonight

It’s the last new-ballpark opening of the 2013 season, as the Hillsboro Hops (short season A; Northwest League) are set to launch Hillsboro Ballpark tonight. It’s been a long journey for the Hops, who have been playing as the Yakima Bears for many years. The Bears ownership worked for years on a new-ballpark solution in […]

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