With the conclusion of the Atlantic League regular season on Sunday, it’s time to tally 2021 MLB Partner League attendance numbers. We’ll continue with a listing ranked by per-game average. The great MiLB makeover by MLB also meant a change in the structure of independent baseball, where the American Association, Atlantic League and the Frontier League linked with MLB as […]
With the conclusion of the Atlantic League regular season on Sunday, it’s time to tally 2021 MLB Partner League attendance numbers. We’ll begin with a listing ranked by total attendance. The great MiLB makeover by MLB also meant a change in the structure of independent baseball, where the American Association, Atlantic League and the Frontier […]
The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will take up a proposal by the Oakland Athletics for a new downtown Howard Terminal ballpark, calling for county approval of a new financing district to pay for infrastructure. The working plan had the Alameda County Board of Supervisors take up the issue of the creation of an infrastructure […]
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It’s an interesting process and interesting list of finalists for the new Staten Island moniker, as the Atlantic League squad prepares for a 2022 debut. The three finalists: Ferry Hawks, Harbor Heroes and Dragon Slayers. These are the three names emerging from a name-the-team process that drew 2,000 submissions and 4,000 votes. The team will […]
The Southern Illinois Miners are ceasing operations and dropping out of the Frontier League, as owners Jayne and John Simmons are retiring to spend more time with their family. “This is a bittersweet decision for us,” said the Simmons in a press release. “We love the southern Illinois community and our family roots run deep […]
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will host the 2022 Northwoods League All-Star Game at Witter Field, the third time the ballpark has hosted the summer-collegiate league’s ASG. The Rafters have hosted the All-Star Game on two separate occasions in 2011 and 2015, both resulting in sellout crowds. The festivities will include a Home Run Challenge, and […]
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The Seattle Mariners have signed a lease for the former Pyramid Alehouse next to T-Mobile Park and plan to resume operations there with Black-owned Métier Brewing while also adding a restaurant and office space. The Pyramid Brewing Alehouse had been a mainstay for Mariners and Seattle Seahawks fans looking for a quick snort before or […]
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Lots of new faces in the Altoona Curve (Double-A Northeast) front office, including the announcement of Nate Bowen as the new General Manager, becoming just the the sixth GM in franchise history. He replaces Derek Martin, who moves to the Property and Casualty Insurance Division at Leavitt Group – L.R. Webber Associates. Martin will step down […]
We have some personnel news to pass along from the Reading Fightin Phils (Double-A Northeast), as the team announces two full-time hires to their front office staff. Matt Koch is the new Rip it Baseballtown Charities Manager, and Stephen Thomas has been added as the R-Phils Director of Extra Events and Baseballtown Charities/Rip It. Koch […]
Fort Myers now owns City of Palms Park, the former Boston Red Sox spring-training ballpark once slated for demolition. The big question: what does the city do with it? The city once owned the ballpark and the nearby training complex used by the BoSox before the team’s move to JetBlue Park, but passed along the […]
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