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2012 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by Average

We conclude our listings of 2012 summer-collegiate attendance with a look at average attendance — perhaps the most accurate way to measure the health of a franchise. Because of the small number of games in many leagues, the attendance can vary greatly year to year, so you’re going to see more fluctuations here than in, […]

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2012 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by League

Hard to believe, but the summer-collegiate leagues have wrapped up their regular seasons, so it’s time to assemble the attendance stats. We begin with a look at summer-collegiate attendance by league. We list the numbers for 2012 and 2012 to give you an idea of how teams and leagues fared year to year. Be warned […]

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Aces wrap up season; future of Bringhurst Field in doubt

With the Alexandria Aces (summer collegiate; Texas Collegiate League) season ending, the city can turn its attention to historic Bringhurst Field — and the future of the 80-year-old facility. As you’ll recall, the city cordoned off a big chunk of the ballpark earlier this month after it was determined there was considerable decay in the […]

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Hall of Fame League scrapped for 2012?

The Hall of Fame League, a Texas/Louisiana summer-collegiate circuit announced this spring, reportedly isn’t launching this summer. The league, projected to field teams in Fort Worth, Granbury, Mineral Wells, Tyler, Weatherford and Shreveport, hasn’t made a formal announcement about the league’s status, but players and coaches reportedly have been told the league won’t exist this summer. according to […]

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TCL expands to The Woodlands

The summer-collegiate Texas Collegiate League is adding an eighth team for the 2012 season, with a new franchise in The Woodlands to be owned by local resident Ramiro Lozano. The team, which will be named via a name-the-franchise contest, will play out of The Woodlands Christian Academy. Several college players from Texas colleges have already […]

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Shreveport-Bossier Captains moving to Laredo

The Shreveport-Bossier Captains membership in the independent American Association has been bought by the Laredo Lemurs, but baseball is expected back at Fair Grounds Field in the form of a summer-collegiate team next season. “We thank everyone involved with our efforts in Shreveport-Bossier for the last nine years, starting with the fans, along with sponsors, […]

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2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by Average

We conclude our listings of 2011 summer-collegiate attendance with a look at average attendance — perhaps the most accurate way to measure the health of a franchise. Because of the small number of games in many leagues, the attendance can vary greatly year to year, so you’re going to see more fluctuations here than in, […]

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2011 Summer-Collegiate Attendance by Total

We continue our coverage of baseball attendance with a look at total numbers for summer-collegiate leagues, as well as a comparison of 2010 numbers to 2011 figures. The teams listed here tallied a little more than 3 million fans attending games in 2011 (as opposed to the 2.7 million we tallied in 2010): that’s an […]

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Another potential AA defection: Shreveport-Bossier exploring options

Disappointing attendance and the potential to occupy better markets is causing Southern Independent Baseball to look at other options for the Shreveport-Bossier Captains (independent; American Association). The issues: the deteriorating condition of Fair Grounds Field and the inability of the local market to support professional baseball. The team owners came close to scrapping the Captains […]

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‘Jacks returning to Driller Park?

Local reports peg the East Texas Pump Jacks (summer collegiate; Texas Collegiate League) returning to Kilgore’s Driller Park for a fourth season, despite some disagreements in the past. The Kilgore School District and team ownership had disagreements over the lease in years past, but apparently all the kinks were worked out. Still, the two sides […]

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