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State College Spikes attract largest crowd in Medlar Field history

Another attendance record to note: the State College Spikes (short season A; NY-Penn League) attracted a franchise-record 6,066 fans last night to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park for the regular-season home finale. The crowd got their money’s worth: the Spikes recorded a a walk-off win in the 15th inning, as they defeated the Batavia Muckdogs, […]

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Spikes, Cards announce affiliation extension through 2016

We expect many of these in coming weeks: The State College Spikes (short season A; NY-Penn League) and the St. Louis Cardinals announced a two-year extension of their player development contract (PDC) through 2016. “On behalf of our ownership group and management team, we are thrilled to announce the continuation of our outstanding relationship with […]

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Cards back to State College for 2013-2014

The St. Louis Cardinals are returning to the State College Spikes (short season A; NY-Penn League) in the first major shift in the affiliation arrangements for 2013-2014, according to a published report. It’s no secret there were tensions between the Spikes and former parent Pittsburgh Pirates this past season, with Spikes management complaining about the […]

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The Week That Was: June 10

The return of affiliated ball to Portland, affiliation issues, Dodger Stadium and the launch of the summer-collegiate season were among the most popular stories on Ballpark Digest last week, as measured by page views. By the way, Ballpark Digest hit a milestone yesterday: the 5,000th article in site history was posted. Spikes: We’re ready to […]

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Spikes: We’re ready to dump Pirates

Tired of fielding losing squads, management of the State College Spikes (short season A; NY-Penn League) say they’re ready to dump their affiliation with the Pittsburgh Pirates. You normally don’t see such frank talk when it comes to player-development contracts and affiliation deals, but Spikes GM Jason Dambach was pretty blunt about his unhappiness with the […]

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PSC lands Spikes concessions

Professional Sports Catering (PSC) today announced that it has entered into a partnership with the State College Spikes (short season A; NY-Penn League) to manage the food and beverage operation for all events held at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. In addition to the Spikes 38-game home schedule from June to September, Medlar Field at […]

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