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Giants, GreenJackets extend PDC

It’s two more years for the Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League) and the San Francisco Giants, who renewed their player development contract (PDC) through the 2014 season. “We’re pleased to have the San Francisco Giants back with us to continue our partnership and the development of future major leaguers here in Augusta.” said GreenJackets […]

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Wilmington bypasses Ripken Design as ballpark manager; NSS is hired

Avoiding a potential conflict between Ripken Design and Mandalay Baseball Properties, the Wilmington (N.C.) City Council went with a second choice as ballpark project manager. Initially city officials had chosen Ripken Design, part of Ripken Baseball, as the city’s project manager on a proposed waterfront ballpark in downtown Wilmington to be managed by Mandalay and inhabited […]

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Ripken Design chosen to oversee Wilmington ballpark planning; controversy ensues

Ripken Design has been chosen as project manager for a new Wilmington (N.C.) ballpark, but some councilmembers — as well as Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves — object. Ripken Design was chosen from a list of 10 possible project managers, with the news posted Friday on the city Website. (Reporedly the runner-up: National Sports […]

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Suns: Nationals forcing us to move from Hagerstown

The Hagerstown Suns (Low Class A; Sally League) say they’re leaving Municipal Stadium because of pressure from parent Washington Nationals; meanwhile, Winchester residents aren’t thrilled about new-ballpark plans. While it’s been no secret the Suns have been in play for several months now, majority owner Bruce Quinn says his group needs a new home for […]

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Pfander new GM in Charlotte

Jim Pfander is the new general manager of the Charlotte Stone Crabs (High Class A; Florida State League), exiting his previous job as executive vice president/COO of the Akron Aeros (Class AA; Eastern League). The Ohio-native began his career as a broadcasting and special events intern for the Cleveland Indians, followed by his first minor […]

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Executives of the Year: Dannemiller, Kern, Venuto

In a bad economy, it’s easier to tell the truly great employees from the mediocre ones: they’re the ones who manage to grow revenue and per caps at a time when almost everyone else is suffering. Just ask the three recipients of our year-end award for Ballpark Digest Executive of the Year: Katie Dannemiller, Liz […]

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