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Rock Cats, Twins extend affiliation

The New Britain Rock Cats (Class AA; Eastern League) and the Minnesota Twins extended their player-development contract (PDC) through the 2014 season. “The Twins are an outstanding partner and a true pleasure to work with,” Rock Cats President John Willi said via a press release. “They consistently provide talented players, and individuals of great character […]

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The Week That Was: March 4

The future of baseball in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, a ballpark that looks like a volcano, and the potential end to Thirsty Thursday in Illinois. The top stories of the past week on Ballpark Digest, as measured in page views. Sale still pending for SWB Yankees; could team depart? New for 2013: Estadio Sonora Pomeranz joining Padres broadcast […]

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New Britain Rock Cats sold

The New Britain Rock Cats (Class AA; Eastern League) are in the process of being sold to an investment group headed by former GM John Willi for $15 million, according to multiple sources. The local newspaper had incorrectly reported the sale of the team to DSF Sports and Entertainment, which already owns the New Hampshire […]

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New for 2011: Mystic Schooners

The newest team in the summer-collegiate New England Collegiate Baseball League: the Mystic Schooners, as the former Bristol Collegiate announces a new team name and a new general manager, Jack O’Keefe. O’Keefe is a long-time Waterford High School baseball coach. The team will play at Fitch High School, thanks to a $500,000 gift from an […]

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Promotions Watch: Rock Cats bring in Jonas Brothers, ESPN for celebrity softball match

The New Britain Rock Cats (Class AA; Eastern League) may have snared the ultimate in off-day promotions, as the Jonas Brothers — yes, those Jonas Brothers — will change their repertoire from hit singles to doubles, triples and home runs when their “Road Dogs” softball team takes on the ESPN “G.O.A.T.S,” a team of ESPN […]

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Eastern League

The Eastern League began life as the New York-Pennsylvania League, which ran from 1923-1937; this league took on the Eastern League name in 1938. (This is not to be confused with the current New York-Pennsylvania League, which took its current name in 1939; it was known better by its informal name of PONY League between […]

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