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Salvi buys North Shore Navigators, shifts team to FCBL

Pat Salvi, owner of two independent-league teams, added the summer-collegiate North Shore Navigators to his portfolio and is switching from the NECBL to the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. The Navigators play out of historic Fraser Field in Lynn, Mass., a WPA ballpark formerly housing Eastern League and independent baseball. The team will be owned by […]

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Duquette takes reins in Baltimore

Dan Duquette, an executive with a winning track record as GM of the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox, is back, this time as the new executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles. “I am pleased to welcome Dan Duquette to the Orioles organization,” said Orioles Majority Owner Peter Angelos. “With an emphasis on developing […]

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2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by Average

We conclude our listings of 2011 summer-collegiate attendance with a look at average attendance — perhaps the most accurate way to measure the health of a franchise. Because of the small number of games in many leagues, the attendance can vary greatly year to year, so you’re going to see more fluctuations here than in, […]

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2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by Total

We continue our coverage of baseball attendance with a look at total numbers for summer-collegiate leagues, as well as a comparison of 2010 numbers to 2011 figures. The teams listed here tallied a little more than 3 million fans attending games in 2011 (as opposed to the 2.7 million we tallied in 2010): that’s an […]

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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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2010 Summer Collegiate League Attendance by Total

More attendance goodness for you: the summer collegiate leagues listed in order of total attendance. # Team League 2009 2010 GMS TOT +/- 1 Madison Mallards NorthWL 197,723 194,179 33 -0.02 2 La Crosse Loggers NorthWL 111,054 104,772 33 -0.06 3 Eau Claire Express NorthWL 66,366 70,380 33 0.06 4 Wisconsin Woodchucks NorthWL 53,583 58,308 […]

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