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Flying Tigers to Henley Field for 2016

A major renovation to Joker Marchant Stadium is forcing the Lakeland Flying Tigers (High A; Florida State League) to play their entire home schedule at Henley Field. The classic ballpark, which primarily serves as the home of Florida Southern College‘s baseball program, will begin its run as the Flying Tigers’ temporary venue tonight for an Opening Day matchup with the Tampa Yankees.  (more…)

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It’s Jackie Robinson Day for MLB, MiLB teams

Jackie Robinson’s legacy will be honored today throughout Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball, with teams planning onfield ceremonies and one high-profile MiLB game played at Dodgertown. Robinson broke MLB’s color barrier in 1947, and teams will commemorate the 67th anniversary with onfield, pregame ceremonies in MLB ballparks, including a special celebration featuring the […]

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Florida State League

The Florida State League began play in 1919 with six teams in the greater Orlando-Tampa corridor and, despite some hard times, is now one of the oldest minor leagues still in existence. Its existence predated the emergence of spring training in Florida, but spring training has been a factor in keeping this league alive. Class […]

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