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Daytona, D-Cubs close to new lease, ballpark improvements

The Daytona Cubs (High Class A; Florida State League) are close to a new lease for Jackie Robinson Ballpark that calls for upgraded workout facilities, concessions and team offices. A $1.25-million plan, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, includes the following improvements: The improvements, which would be tackled over the next two off-seasons, include expanding […]

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Daytona, Cubs: Let’s stay together

Though there really wasn’t any doubt about it, the Daytona Cubs (High Class A; Florida State League) and the Chicago Cubs signed a two-year extension to their player-development contract (PDC), through 2014. Apparently the two sides agreed to a deal and are only now getting around to announcing it. Actually, there have been no press […]

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Luther Williams Field standing in for City Island Ballpark

The filming of the movie 42 has moved to Macon, where Luther Williams Field is standing in for Daytona’s City Island Ballpark, where Jackie Robinson crossed the color line during spring training. The movie, starring Harrison Ford, details how baseball was integrated thanks to the efforts of Branch Rickey (portrayed by Harrison). Also in the […]

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