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Futures League lands Worcester ballpark lease

After the demise of a Can-Am League team and a season-long hiatus from organized baseball, Worcester and Holy Cross have signed a deal to bring a summer-collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League team to Fitton Field. As you’ll recall, pro baseball in the form of the Worcester Tornadoes flamed out spectacularly in 2011, with the team […]

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Startup Diamond League postponed to 2015

The startup independent Diamond League won’t launch until the 2015 season, as finding six open ballparks for next season proved to be a difficult task for founder Frank Boulton. Here’s the statement issued by Boulton today: The Diamond League of Professional Baseball will not start in 2014 with the contemplated 60-game schedule. Although I am […]

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Wolff: We’re not ceding northeast to Diamond League

Can-Am League Commissioner Miles Wolff says his circuit will pursue some of the same markets currently eyed by the startup independent Diamond League, including four former Can-Am markets. Specifically listed by Wolff as being potential 2014 expansion markets for the independent Can-Am League: Atlantic City, N.J.; Worcester, Mass.; Sussex County, N.J.; Montreal and Ottawa. “We […]

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New for 2014: Diamond League

The long-awaited new independent-baseball league from Frank Boulton and crew, the Diamond League, was announced today, with a game plan focused on developing younger undrafted players. According to league founders Boulton and Michael Pfaff, the Diamond League is being formed to create a platform for the developing professional baseball player. In the past, there were […]

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Boulton: Look for announcement of new indy league this month

Frank Boulton’s new independent-baseball project will be announced this month, with cities like Worcester on tap to host teams in the development-oriented circuit. It’s no secret Boulton, founder of the Atlantic League and the Long Island Ducks, has been working on putting together a league that would potentially play in former pro venues in Worcester, […]

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