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Chihuahuas, Padres extend player development contract

The El Paso Chihuahuas (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and the San Diego Padres announced an extension of their player development contract (PDC) through the 2016 season. The announcement was made a press conference today. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Padres,” said Alan Ledford, MountainStar Sports Group President. “They are a […]

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Burk new Voice of the Hops

There will a familiar voice in the Hillsboro Hops (short season A; Northwest League) broadcast booth this season, as Rich Burk, a former Bevos broadcaster, is the team’s first play-by-play announcer. All 76 of their regular season games plus playoffs will be broadcast on Fox Sports Radio AM620 Portland. Burk brings more than two decades […]

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New for 2013: North County Cannons

Jim Hoynes has paid the expansion fee to add the North County Cannons to the independent American West Baseball League for the 2013 season, playing out of Cal State San Marcos. North County, of course, is the suburban area north of San Diego once envisioned as home to Triple-A baseball, when Jeff Moorad was seeking […]

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Another attempt to tame Portland market: Hillsboro proposes new ballpark

Another attempt to bring pro baseball back to the Portland (Ore.) market: Hillsboro officials are pitching a $14-million ballpark for a short-season Northwest League team. The proposed ballpark would come at an existing baseball complex in the city: Field Four at Gordon Faber Recreation Complex. We’re talking a basic ballpark here, but one that would […]

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In memoriam: Bill Cutler

Bill Cutler, former MiLB team owner and president of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, passed away peacefully at his Mesa, Az. home after a long illness. He was 92. Cutler was a popular figure as president of the PCL from 1979 to 1997, the final touch to a 50-year career in baseball. “What a special […]

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