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AWBL goes dark for 2013

The independent American West Baseball League will go dark in 2013, with CEO Michael Cummings resigning and Sean Smock assigned to pick up the pieces for 2014. Of course, once a league goes dark it rarely comes back. And in the case of the American West Baseball League, we’re talking about an outfit that would […]

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New for 2013: Long Beach Splash

We have a name and logo for the team launching next season in the independent American West Baseball League: the Long Beach Splash. “I am very pleased with the outcome of the logo it has been done with class, shows professionalism and immediately lets the public know who the team is,” said Michael Cummings, AWBL Chief […]

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GBL brings Japanese female knuckleballer to Arizona Fall League

There’s certainly a novelty factor here: Eri Yoshida, a 17-year-old female sidearm pitcher whose knuckleball tops out at 50 m.p.h., will pitch for the Yuma team in the Arizona Winter League. Yoshida, 17, made headlines and impressed the baseball world last summer when she became the first female to play professionally in Japan. Equipped with […]

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