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Cardinal Stadium should be torn down: Engineers

Though Cardinal Stadium, former home of the Louisville Redbirds (Class AAA; American Association), is rapidly deteriorating and should be town down soon, according to an engineering report. The facility, known as Fairgrounds Stadium when it opened in 1957, was home to pro baseball in Louisville between 1982 and 1999, when the team moved to Louisville […]

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Bats, Reds extend affiliate deal through 2016

The Louisville Bats (Class AAA; International League) and the Cincinnati Reds extended their Player Development Contract (PDC) through the 2016 season. This extends the previous agreement which was set to expire after the 2014 season. “Our organization’s relationship with Louisville continues to be a very successful one,” said Reds President of Baseball Operations and General […]

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MiLB national merchandising program generated $52M in 2011

Minor League Baseball last year generated $52.2 million in sales of licensed merchandise, the third largest since the national merchandising program began in 1991, representing a 2.2 percent increase compared to 2010. “Minor League Baseball merchandise continues to remain extremely popular with our millions of fans, thanks to the efforts of our clubs and licensees,” […]

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Reds, Bats extend PDC through 2014

The Louisville Bats (Class AAA; International League) will remain the Cincinnati Reds‘ top farm team through 2014, as the two teams extended their Player Development Contract for two additional years. “The Reds are thrilled to have the opportunity to formally extend our relationship with the people operating one of the truly great professional baseball operations […]

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