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RedWolves Awarded 2015 CPL All-Star Game, Logo Unveiled

Florence Red Wolves LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Coastal Plain League announced this afternoon that the Florence RedWolves have been awarded the 2015 CPL All-Star Game. The 17th annual All-Star event will make its second-ever trip to Florence, S.C., but its first to beautiful Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium on the campus of Francis Marion University. The dates are set for July 12-13, 2015. Continue reading

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Charlotte’s BB&T Ballpark to Host New Beer Festival

Charlotte Knights New Primary LogoThe inaugural Charlotte Beerfest will be held Sept. 20 at BB&T Ballpark, the new uptown home of the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League).  On Thursday, team President Dan Rajkowski and representatives from N.C. craft-brewers The Old Mecklenburg Brewery and Foothills Brewing Co. joined local media personality Jon Wilson to reveal plans for the festival.  Read more here.

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ESPN 3 to Broadcast Atlantic League All-Star Game July 16

Atlantic League LogoPRESS RELEASE – Atlantic League fans who are not able to make the trip to Sugar Land, Texas for the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game now have a viewing option to watch their favorite players from around the league. Continue reading

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Mixed Reviews for Proposed Grass at Historic Madrid (NM) Ballpark

Madrid TeamGrass is being proposed for the dirt field at historic Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark in tiny Madrid (NM) outside of Santa Fe to improve the venue for outdoor concerts, but some residence are concerned because of water scarcity.  Read more hereView photo gallery hereRead our original post about the ballpark here.

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First-Year Mid-Plains League to Hold First-Ever All-Star Game

Mid-Plains League Logo (2)PRESS RELEASE – The Mid-Plains League will hold it’s first league All-Star Game on Saturday July 5th at 7:00 pm at Rathert Stadium in Junction City, Kansas. Continue reading

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It’s the ‘Roaring Twenties’ and Dwight Gooden for 19th Annual Rickwood Classic Set for June 25

Birmingham Barons LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Birmingham Barons and Friends of Rickwood will welcome baseball fans back to legendary Rickwood Field for the 19th Annual Rickwood Classic presented by State Farm Insurance® and YP. Set for Wednesday, June 25th, the classic will celebrate the ‘Roaring Twenties’. The 12:30 p.m. contest will showcase the Birmingham Barons Continue reading

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USA vs. Portugal at Target Field Station

Minnesota Twins LogoThe Minnesota Twins have invited everyone to watch USA vs. Portugal live in the FIFA World Cup on the permanent video screen at the new Target Field (light rail) Station at 5:00 p.m. CST Sunday.

Target Field Station, Minnesota Twins Facebook photo

Target Field Station, Minnesota Twins Facebook photo

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Celebrities, Fans Turn Out for 25th Anniversary Celebration of ‘Field of Dreams’ Movie

Field of Dreams Movie Site PlateWe unfortunately had to miss the big 25th anniversary celebration of the Field of Dreams movie in Dyersville (IA) last weekend because of travel, but you don’t have to feel left out if you missed it too.  Read more, see photos, and watch videos here.

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Bullfrogs to Host ‘Cheese Curdfest’ at Joannes Stadium

Green Bay Bullfrogs Logo 2PRESS RELEASE – The Green Bay Bullfrogs are pleased to announce that they will be hosting Cheese Curdfest at Joannes Stadium at the end of the summer in August. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be a fun, family, event that will provide those in the Green Bay area with a new family entertainment option, while providing an educational element for those in attendance. Continue reading

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Tourists to Host 2015 SAL All-Star Game, Unveil Logo

Asheville Tourists New Logo1PRESS RELEASE – Asheville Tourists president Brian DeWine, in conjunction with South Atlantic League president Eric Krupa, announced today that Asheville’s McCormick Field will serve as the site of the 2015 South Atlantic League All-Star Game, slated to be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Continue reading

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Mariners Bring Back Brewery Night

Seattle Mariners LogoThe Seattle Mariners are bringing back Brewery Night at the ballpark on Friday, July 11, at the Outside Corner from 5:10-7:10 p.m.  The pre-game event will feature four local brewers.  Read more here.

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Quakes Awarded 2015 California-Carolina League All-Star Game

Rancho Cucamonga QuakesPRESS RELEASE – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the California League are proud to announce that on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the California-Carolina League All-Star Game will come to LoanMart Field, marking the third time Rancho Cucamonga has hosted this inter-league All-Star event. Continue reading

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Vintage Baseball Comes to Historic Engel Stadium

Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball LogoA vintage, Civil War-era baseball double-header was played at historic Engel Stadium in Chattanooga (TN) on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 15.  The Oak Hill Travellers faced the Franklin Farriers, and the Highland Rim Distillers took on the Nashville Maroons.  Watch news report here.

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Annual Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks (AK) Scheduled for June 21

The 109th annual Midnight Sun Game will be played Saturday, June 21, starting at 10:30 p.m. AKDT/2:30 a.m. EDT at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks (AK).  The summer collegiate Alaska Goldpanners (Alaska Baseball League) will play host to the summer collegiate Lake Erie Monarchs (Great Lakes Collegiate Baseball League) under the natural light of the summer solstice sun.  Read more hereRead about the experience here.  We have watched the game live via PannerVision in the past, but we are not sure if that will be available.

Midnight Sun Game 2014

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MLB Continues to Court Women with ‘Fields of Fashion’

Major League Baseball LogoLast Wednesday, the Texas Rangers became the first in a series of unique stadium lifestyle events called “Fields of Fashion” that will be taking place at nine different ballparks on game days.  Not a cookie-cutter styled rollout, according to the league, each ballpark will have the event uniquely tailored for each team.  Read more here.

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RiverDogs Schedule 12th Annual Festival of Beers

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – The Joe and the annual Ballpark Festival of Beers have been synonymous with Lowcountry fun for more than a decade. The festival, presented by The Kickin’ Chicken, will continue to offer some of the finest beers on Earth while also capturing the enthusiasm for local food trucks. Continue reading

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Big 25th Anniversary Celebration Scheduled for ‘Field of Dreams’ Movie Site this Weekend

Field of Dreams Movie Site PlateKevin Costner and other cast members from the Field of Dreams movie, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, and sportscaster Bob Costas will descend on the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville (IA) this weekend for the 25th anniversary celebration of the iconic film.  Festivities begin this evening (Friday) with a showing of the movie outdoors on the actual field.  Read more and view schedule of events here.

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RiverDogs Set Date for Annual ‘Ballpark Festival of Beers’

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – The Joe and the annual Ballpark Festival of Beers have been synonymous with Lowcountry fun for more than a decade. The festival, presented by The Kickin’ Chicken, will continue to offer some of the finest beers on Earth while also capturing the enthusiasm for local food trucks. Continue reading

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Eyeing a New Baseball Stadium for Pokes

Oklahoma State Alternative LogoDespite being taken out of the NCAA tournament Saturday night by the UC Irvine Anteaters in a best-of-three game Super Regional series in Stillwater (OK), Oklahoma State’s baseball resurrection is sparking a renewed enthusiasm to build a new $50 million stadium for the Cowboys as the final project at the OSU Athletic Village.  Read more here.

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SeaWolves Host First Downtown Block Party of the Summer

Erie SeaWolves LogoThe Double-A Erie SeaWolves (Eastern League) hosted the the first Downtown Block Party of the summer at Jerry Uht Park Thursday.  Party goers enjoyed the music of M4, a band of young people who are members of the Rock School at World of MusicRead more hereView slideshow here.

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Vintage Baseball at Old Tiger Stadium Site

Tiger Stadium Logo 1912 to 1999It was vintage jerseys, no gloves and no spitting Sunday as “gentlemen” took the field at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull in Detroit (MI), as the Rochester Grangers and Kent Base Ball Club faced each other in an 1860s-style baseball game as part of the Corktown Historical Society‘s annual home and garden tour.  Read more and view photo here.

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Kenosha Kingfish Reel in 3,218 Fans for Inaugural Home Opener at Renovated Simmons Field

Kenosha Kingfish LogoThe summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League) dropped their inaugural home opener 11-7 in extra innings to the Mankato MoonDogs, but that didn’t spoil the fun for the sellout crowd of 3,218 who showed up to watch their new team and experience the impressively renovated historic Simmons Field.  Read more here.  Compare this to the one-year-and-gone indy pro Kenosha Mammoths (Frontier League) game we attended at Simmons back in 2003.  View our photos here.

Inaugural home opener at renovated Simmons Field, Kenosha Kingfish Facebook photo

Inaugural home opener at renovated Simmons Field, Kenosha Kingfish Facebook photo

Awesome Bambino boat deck on home opener, Kenosha Kingfish Twitter photo

Awesome Bambino boat deck during home opener, Kenosha Kingfish Twitter photo

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NBC World Series Unveils 80th Anniversary Logo

NBC World Series LogoPRESS RELEASE – When an event like the annual late-summer tournament that brings together the best amateur baseball talent in the country celebrates a significant birthday, it needs to have something special that reminds people about the history of the event, but also makes them excited for the future. The National Baseball Congress has partnered with US Logo to develop a Continue reading

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College World Series: Field of 64 Set

College World Series LogoThe field for the NCAA baseball tournament has been set, and the Oregon State Beavers have been awarded the No. 1 seed.  The tournament starts with regionals on May 30-June 2.  You can view the entire field of 64 teams and where they’ll start their journey to the College World Series via the bracket here.

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Kinston’s Grainger Stadium Still Sits Empty

Kinston Indians New Logo 2010Ever since the Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League) fled Grainger Stadium for greener pastures in 2011, city officials have been working to find a replacement to anchor the ballpark.  Meanwhile, they are doing their best to keep the facility busy.  Read more and watch news report here.  With a population under 25,000, we still believe the summer collegiate Coastal Plain League is Kinston’s best bet.

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RiverDogs Host ‘Bark for Your Brew’ Event

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – Enjoy a unique opportunity to sample some of the finest craft beers at “Bark for Your Brew,” a dog-friendly, craft beer tasting. Bark for Brew is set for Sunday, June 1, at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park at 3 pm prior to the RiverDogs’ Dog Day Game scheduled against the Asheville Tourists (first pitch is 5:05 pm). Continue reading

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Three CPL Ballparks to Host USA-Japan International Friendship Series

Coastal Plain LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Coastal Plain League announced today that three of its ballparks will host games of USA-Japan International Friendship Series this summer. Continue reading

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Study Includes Renovations for Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

WichitaWingnutsLogoNBC World Series LogoA $3 billion wish list of projects to grow the quality of life in Wichita (KS) includes $49 million for major improvements to 79-year-old Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, home of the indy pro Wichita Wingnuts (American Association) and the NBC World Series.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, the City Council will vote next Tuesday to Continue reading

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Cool Scout Patch for Growlers Scout Night

Kalamazoo Growlers HeadWe know many minor league baseball teams host Scout Night during the season, but the start-up summer collegiate Kalamazoo Growlers (Northwoods League) have upped the ante by giving away a custom Growlers scout patch for their Scout Night scheduled for July 26 at Homer Stryker Field.  Well done!  View promo schedule here.

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Saints Come Out on Top in Three-Way at Midway

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoPRESS RELEASE – The last time three teams played a baseball game against each other was 60 years ago, but the St. Paul Saints, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks and Minneapolis Cobras put on quite a show at Midway Stadium on Friday night in front of 1,659. After a 12 inning affair the Saints scored 20 runs, the RedHawks plated 10 and the Cobras scored four. Continue reading

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Hillsboro Ballpark Naming Rights Announcement Tuesday?

Hillsborough Hops LogoCity officials aren’t talking, but there is speculation that the “major announcement” scheduled for next Tuesday afternoon, May 13, has to do with naming rights for Hillsboro Ballpark, home of the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League).  Read more here.

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NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp Returns to Mud Hens Home

Toledo Mudhens LogoNFLPRESS RELEASE – Twenty-three NFL players will interview Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye general manager Joe Napoli in a mock press conference on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, as part of its NFL Sports Journalism & Communications Boot Camp at Bowling Green State University. Continue reading

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Spinners, Scrappers to Play in Annual ‘Futures at Fenway’ at Fenway Park, ‘Field of Dreams’ Movie to be Shown

Lowell Spinners LogoMahoning Valley Scrappers LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, announced they will participate in the 9th annual “Futures at Fenway,” Sunday, July 13 at Fenway Park. Continue reading

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Mayor, Hall of Famer Stuck in Ottawa Stadium Elevator, Baseball Booster Complains About News Coverage

OttawaThe mayor of Ottawa (ON), Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins and others were stranded in an elevator at Ottawa Stadium for nearly an hour, as supporters of local youth teams, adult amateur baseball, and the new franchise from the indy pro Can-Am League gathered together for the city’s inaugural Baseball Day.  Read more here.  One booster wasn’t happy with the Ottawa Citizen’s coverage of the event.  Read more here.

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Saints to Again Host Largest Game of Catch, Newest Ball Pig Will be Introduced Too

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lowertown business community will get a taste of what it will be like when the St. Paul Saints move to town in 2015. The annual World’s Largest Game of Catch presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union, complete with a pig, a massaging nun, food and the entire 2014 Saints team, will take place just blocks from the new Lowertown Ballpark. Continue reading

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It’s ‘Opera in the Outfield’ at Nationals Park

Washington Nationals WThe Washington National Opera is presenting a free, live simulcast of its new production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” this weekend at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals.  This is the sixth year the company has offered “Opera in the Outfield” at Nationals Park.  The event is free and draws thousands of people each year.  Read more here.

Opera in the Outfield, Washington National Opera Facebook photo

“Opera in the Outfield,” Washington National Opera Facebook photo

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Chihuahuas Open New Ballpark

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadClose to 10,000 fans packed Southwest University Park Monday night for the first-ever home game for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League) in their new downtown El Paso (TX) ballpark.  Read more and watch news report hereWatch news report about happy downtown business owners here.

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The Replacements to Close Out Midway Stadium

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoThe Replacements’ long-awaited hometown reunion concert will take place at Midway Stadium on Sept. 13.  The event will be one of the last at Midway, which is expected to be demolished after the indy pro St. Paul Saints (American Association) wrap up their 2014 season and depart for a new ballpark.  Read more hereRead about the Replacements on WikiGo to the Replacements website.

The Replacements at Midway Stadium Poster 9.13.14

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Ems Unveil All-Star Game Logo, Video and Title Sponsor

Eugene Emeralds New Logo SquatchPRESS RELEASE – The Emeralds are proud to announce that the 2014 Northwest League All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm, will be presented by Northwest Toyota Dealers. This magnificent event allows the Emeralds and Northwest Toyota Dealers a chance to highlight some of the best of what the Northwest has to offer. Continue reading

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Saints Host Annual ‘Running of the Pigs’ 5K Race for Active Runners, ZeroK Race for Couch Potatoes

St. Paul Saints Hat LogoPRESS RELEASE – It is often imitated, but never duplicated.  There are those that erroneously feel they have the world’s shortest race.  You can search high and low, from one end of the globe to the other, but there is only one place to find a race that begins and ends in the same place in the time it takes to shoot off the start/finish pistol. Continue reading

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