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Midwest Collegiate League at six for ’13, adds Lexington Snipes

The summer-collegiate Midwest Collegiate League will field six teams for the 2013 season after adding the Lexington Snipes to the schedule. The Snipes will join the DuPage County Hounds, Chicago Zephyrs, Northwest Indiana Oilmen, Rockford Foresters and the Southland Vikings in the circuit. The Snipes have an established reputation in the Bloomington-Normal (Illinois) market and […]

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Vendors seeking back payments from Will County, Illinois teams

A bad summer could end up being much worse for Will County CrackerJacks and Illinois Lincolns owner Jamie Toole, as creditors seek payment for housing and promotional expenses. Toole shut down both teams from play in the summer-collegiate Midwest Collegiate League before the end of the year, arguing philosophical differences with league ownership. The league […]

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The Week That Was: July 22

MiLB history, affiliation shifts, Ebbets Field plans and the return of the Albuquerque Dukes for one night. Here are the most popular stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured by page views. Pete Rose, hot girlfriend to hit reality TV this fall Webb makes MiLB history: first female league president Could Blue […]

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New for 2012: Illinois Lincolns

We have a new team in the summer-collegiate Midwest Collegiate League: The Illinois Lincolns of Will County, playing out of Wayne King Jr. Field on the campus of Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois. The Lincolns become the seventh club of an expected eight-team circuit for 2012. The Lincolns join the Chicago Zephyrs, DeKalb Liners, […]

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DeKalb County Liners jumping to Midwest Collegiate League

The DeKalb County Liners are leaving the summer-collegiate Prospect League and will play in 2012 in the Midwest Collegiate League. DeKalb will join the DuPage County Hounds, Chicago Zephyrs, Rockford Foresters, Southland Vikings and Will County CrackerJacks in the league’s 2012 lineup. The league plans to announce additional expansion news soon. “We are extremely excited […]

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Midwest Collegiate League adds Kankakee for 2012

The summer-collegiate Midwest Collegiate League is adding a Kankakee (Ill.) team for the 2012 season, as the team will be playing at the Kankakee Community College ballpark. “The Kankakee, Illinois market offers the Midwest Collegiate League an ideal location, which is easily accessible from the I-57 Interstate Highway,” said Midwest Collegiate League Commissioner Don Popravak. […]

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Whiting to host MCL All-Star Game

Some more All-Star news for you: Whiting, Indiana is hosting the 2011 Midwest Collegiate League All-Star Game at Oil City Stadium at Standard Diamonds Park next week on July 13, with Ron Kittle serving as master of ceremonies. The game starts at 7:05 p.m., preceded by a scout evaluation and workout by the MCL All-Star […]

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Goodbye, Great Plains Baseball League; hello, Midwest Collegiate League

The summer-collegiate Great Plains League is no more, replaced with a new name — the Midwest Collegiate League — designed to better reflect the league’s footprint for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The league lineup: the Chicago Zephyrs (playing out of Judson University), Homestead Ranchers (playing out of Grosche Field), Rockford Foresters (playing out of […]

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