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Great ballpark crowds greet Independence Day games

Record crowds in Albuquerque and Winston-Salem, a record-setting homestand in Colorado Springs, over 6,000 fans braving the cresting Mississippi River in Davenport, and sellouts in Omaha, Richmond and Birmingham were among the attendance highlights on the Fourth of July. Really, there’s nothing more American than a night at the ballpark, followed by fireworks. (We spent […]

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Kalafer: No Alex Rodriguez in Atlantic League

After media reports surfaced that the Long Island Ducks would consider signing Alex Rodriguez for the 2014 season, another independent Atlantic League owner stepped forward to dispute the idea. As you are probably already know, arbitrator Fredric Horowitz ruled Saturday that Rodriguez must sit out the 2014 regular and post season for violations of MLB’s […]

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Atlantic League announces new divisional alignment

The independent Atlantic League will have a new divisional structure for 2014, with the eight teams split into the Liberty and Freedom divisions. The Somerset Patriots, Long Island Ducks, Camden Riversharks and Bridgeport Bluefish are in the Liberty Division; the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Sugar Land Skeeters, Lancaster Barnstormers and York Revolution are in the […]

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2011 Independent Attendance by Total

More attendance goodness for you today: here are the 2011 independent-league attendance rankings, listed by total. This past offseason saw a shakeup in the independent-baseball world. The Northern League broke up, with four teams joining the American Association, one joining the North American League, one joining the Frontier League and two teams folding, with those […]

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Ducks notch 600th sellout

Nice milestone for the Long Island Ducks (independent; Atlantic League): With a sellout at Bethpage Ballpark Saturday night, the franchise registered its 600th sellout in 12 years. That’s an Atlantic League record, far outpacing the second-place Somerset Patriots, with 222 to date in their 14th year). “It is a wonderful accomplishment to reach this milestone […]

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