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Freedom Baseball League scraps playoffs, lays off staff

The independent Freedom Baseball League has scrapped the four-team postseason playoffs and has reportedly laid off staff in anticipation of the end of the regular season. The four-team league, which plays at various ballparks in the Phoenix area (including Scottsdale Stadium and Peoria Stadium), has had a rocky first year; seems Arizona baseball fans may […]

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Freedom Baseball League shackled by economic realities

The independent Freedom Baseball League was locked out of Phoenix Municipal Stadium today because of missed rent payments — something that reportedly has also taken place in three other Arizona communities. According to this report, the league — four teams playing out of the greater Phoenix area — missed rent payments recently in Prescott, Peoria, […]

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Freedom Baseball League begins play

Independent baseball is going to be a hard sell in the Arizona desert, and the first game for the Freedom Baseball League drew a small crowd at Scottsdale Stadium. An announced of 637 was on hand at Scottsdale Stadium to see the Copper State Prospectors defeat the Arizona Centennials, 5-3. It’s a little hard to get any […]

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Freedom Baseball League names GM

Kirk Jewell, formerly with Phoenix International Raceway and the Arizona Diamondbacks, is the new GM of the independent Freedom Baseball League, which also announced additional venues for its inaugural season. Jewell will be GM of all four teams in the start-up circuit, which is centered in the Phoenix area. The league will consist of four […]

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New for 2012: Freedom Baseball League

We have a late addition to the baseball lineup for 2012: the independent Freedom Baseball League will set up shop at Scottsdale Stadium and other Arizona venues for a 90-game season. The league, founded by Scottsdale resident Joe Sperle (owner of Joe Sperle’s Baseball School), North Dakota farmer Tim Gross and marketing consultants Tony & […]

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