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Archives: Dec. 11-17, 2006

Archives: Dec. 11-17, 2006 Glendale offers spring-training plan Posted Dec. 15, 2006 (feedback) (submit story) (discuss) Glendale officials made their pitch for spring-training facility funding from the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority to an ASTA subcommittee, but the plan did little to clear the waters as that city and Glendale and Goodyear compete for state […]

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Archives: Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2006

Archives: Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2006 New Twins ballpark bypasses standard reviews Posted Dec. 1, 2006 Some anti-ballpark folks in Minneapolis are shocked– shocked! — to find out the state legislation authorizing a new Minnesota Twins ballpark also calls for it be to designed and built on a fast-track basis. The ballpark, slated to open in […]

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Ray Winder Field / Arkansas Travelers

Ray Winder Field, the former home of the Arkansas Travelers, is a 1932 gem. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1932 Capacity: 6,083 Dimensions: 330L, 390C, 345R Playing Surface: Grass Website: travs.com League: Texas League (Class AA) Parking: Abundant free parking. Address/Directions: Ray Winder Field at War Memorial Stadium. The stadium complex is north of downtown Little […]

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Duncan Park Stadium

Faced with the continued deterioration of a classic ballpark, residents of Spartanburg marshaled their resources and raised funds to renovate Duncan Park, a classic minor-league ballpark. We visited this ballpark when it hosted summer-collegiate ball and was pretty much falling down. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1926 Capacity: 4,000 Dimensions: 315L, 365LC, 375C, 365RC, 315R Playing […]

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Archives: Nov. 19-25, 2006

Archives: Nov. 19-25, 2006 Goodyear ballpark plan hits funding snag Posted Nov. 20, 2006 Goodyear, Az., might have to prepare to pay more for its proposed spring-training facility if it doesn’t find a second team to share the complex with the Cleveland Indians. City leaders were told that Goodyear’s plans for a spring-training facility might […]

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Archives: Nov. 12-18, 2006

Archives: Nov. 12-18, 2006 Judge dismisses lawsuit on new Yankees ballpark Posted Nov. 17, 2006 A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to stop construction of the new $1 billion ballpark for the New York Yankees. Construction of the new ballpark involves paving over large portions of two parks in the Bronx and cutting down […]

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Archives: Nov. 5-11, 2006

Archives: Nov. 5-11, 2006 Winston-Salem ballpark plan takes time to stretch Posted Nov. 9, 2006 The latest version of a proposal to build a new Winston-Salem Warthogs (High Class A; Carolina League) ballpark on the western cusp of downtown Winston-Salem comes with a lot more than peanuts and Cracker Jack. What had last been discussed […]

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Archives: Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2006

Archives: Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2006 Red Barons will stay, Mandalay vows Posted Nov. 2, 2006 Mandalay Baseball Properties made its most potent statement yet on keeping the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons (Class AAA; International League) in Northeast Pennsylvania. And that was exactly what Luzerne County commissioners wanted to hear. Richard W. Neumann, Mandalay’s vice president of […]

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Archives: Oct. 22-28, 2006

Archives: Oct. 22-28, 2006 Columbus ballpark to be delayed until 2009 Posted Oct. 27, 2006 The new home of the Columbus Clippers (Class AAA; International League) won’t be game-ready until 2009. Franklin County commissioners and team officials originally wanted the team to move to Huntington Park stadium during the 2008 season. But Don Montgomery, of […]

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Archives: Oct. 15-21, 2006

Archives: Oct. 15-21, 2006 Poll: Baseball’s popularity waning Posted Oct. 20, 2006 Half of baseball fans are rooting against Barry Bonds in his bid to break Hank Aaron’s career home run record. That said, it’s getting tough to find anyone rooting for the sport at all these days. An AP-AOL Sports poll released Thursday shows […]

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Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2006

Archives: Oct. 8-14, 2006 New Nats ballpark construction on schedule for 2008 opening Posted Oct. 13, 2006 District of Columbia officials declared construction of the new Washington Nationals ballpark near the Anacostia River in Southeast is moving expeditiously, even as city leaders and the team are running out of time to build parking garages. At […]

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Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2006

Archives: Oct. 1-7, 2006 In memoriam: Buck O’Neil Posted Oct. 7, 2006 Buck O’Neil, one of the most beloved figures in the baseball world over a long career that included batting titles in the Negro Leagues, three decades as a scout with the Chicago Cubs and the founding force behind the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, […]

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Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2006

Archives: Sept. 24-30, 2006 Dodgers to California League, out of FSL Posted Sept. 28, 2006 We’ve reported on this more than a few times, but it looks like the deal will be announced shortly: the Los Angeles Dodgers will be leaving the High Class A Florida State League and instead field a team in the […]

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