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Atlantic League announces new divisional alignment

The independent Atlantic League will have a new divisional structure for 2014, with the eight teams split into the Liberty and Freedom divisions. The Somerset Patriots, Long Island Ducks, Camden Riversharks and Bridgeport Bluefish are in the Liberty Division; the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Sugar Land Skeeters, Lancaster Barnstormers and York Revolution are in the […]

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Middlesex County to make another run at pro baseball?

It sounds like Middlesex County (N.J.) is ready to make another run at professional baseball, as Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano says county officials will work on a public/private partnership on a new facility. Not much else was discussed, as Rafano made the announcement during his annual director’s address, outlining county activities for the year […]

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Somerset Pats approaching 5M mark

The Somerset Patriots (independent; Atlantic League) are on the verge of a major milestone: attracting the five-millionth fan in team history. The team should hit the mark tomorrow night at TD Bank Ballpark, barring any weather complications. “Our record the last two years is the record, and no one will say they are satisfied with that, […]

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Somerset Patriots unveil ballpark improvements

More ballpark news from the independent Atlantic League, where the Somerset Patriots have unveiled ballpark improvements to TD Bank Ballpark. New this year, from CentralJersey.com: TD Bank Ballpark’s renovations include the installation of a protective railing in front of both dugouts, a fully refurbished home clubhouse and the addition of the Diamond Club hospitality suite flush […]

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2011 Independent Attendance by Total

More attendance goodness for you today: here are the 2011 independent-league attendance rankings, listed by total. This past offseason saw a shakeup in the independent-baseball world. The Northern League broke up, with four teams joining the American Association, one joining the North American League, one joining the Frontier League and two teams folding, with those […]

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Ducks notch 600th sellout

Nice milestone for the Long Island Ducks (independent; Atlantic League): With a sellout at Bethpage Ballpark Saturday night, the franchise registered its 600th sellout in 12 years. That’s an Atlantic League record, far outpacing the second-place Somerset Patriots, with 222 to date in their 14th year). “It is a wonderful accomplishment to reach this milestone […]

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Atlantic League

The Atlantic League is one of the two most successful independent leagues in existence, with a stable lineup and a planned expansion to Texas in 2012. Independent / 1998-present Current TeamsBridgeport BluefishCamden RiversharksLancaster BarnstormersLong Island DucksRoad WarriorsSomerset PatriotsSouthern Maryland Blue CrabsYork Revolution Teams (in alphabetical order)Aberdeen Arsenal, 2000Atlantic City Surf, 1998-2006Bridgeport Bluefish, 1998-presentCamden Riversharks, 2001-presentLancaster […]

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