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Wickline Takes Prospect League Reins, Looks to Expand

Prospect League LogoBryan Wickline was officially tabbed as commissioner of the summer collegiate Prospect League on Oct. 17, replacing former commissioner Dave Chase, whose contract was not renewed after the 2014 season.  Expansion (to fill in the gaps) is one of his top priorities for the far-flung circuit that includes teams from Hannibal (MO) to Butler (PA)Read more here.

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Can-Am Considers Potential Sixth Franchise

Can-Am League LogoCan-Am League (and American Association) Commissioner Miles Wolff recently talked with TSN 1200 radio about the start-up Ottawa Champions and the three-person ownership group that includes Wolff, David Gourley and Al Ramos.  Through the interview and in a LaPress.ca article, we learn that a suitor with “deep pockets’ and a secured ballpark is seeking an Continue reading

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Futures League Adds Bristol

Futures Collegiate Baseball League LogoThe Bristol (CT) city park commissioners Wednesday unanimously backed a deal with the summer collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League to use historic Muzzy Field for the next three years.  One of the owners of the yet-to-be named team is seven-time Grammy winner Elliott Scheiner.  Baseball veteran Rick Muntean will serve as general manager.  Read more here.

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MountainStar Sports Launches MLS Campaign

El Paso Chihuahuas HeadMajor League Soccer LogoPRESS RELEASE – MountainStar Sports Group announced today that it has gone live with initiatives aimed at fostering grassroots support to bring Major League Soccer (MLS) to the Borderplex region. An official website and Facebook page have been developed and members of the public are encouraged to become a part of the campaign. Continue reading

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Owner of Intimidators Purchases Sharks

Kannapolis Intimidators New Alternative LogoWilmington Shark New Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – The Wilmington Sharks are pleased to announce that Brad Smith and Smith Family Baseball have agreed to terms with current Sharks ownership to purchase the baseball club. After a tremendous season for the Sharks, which saw a full re-branding, a surge of almost 30% in attendance and hundreds of thousands of Continue reading

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Midwest Collegiate League Announces Addition of Michigan City Lakers

Michigan City Lakers LogoPRESS RELEASE – The  Midwest Collegiate League has announced the addition of a new team for the 2015 season. The Michigan City Lakers have reached an agreement to join the MCL, bringing with them a team tradition that dates back to 1973. Continue reading

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Amateur Hour Continues for Start-Up Mount Rainier ‘Professional’ Baseball League

Mount Rainier Professional Baseball LeagueWe try to be as objective as possible and give start-up leagues the benefit of a doubt, but often times they make it impossible.  The wannabe Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League is no exception.  Up now — the just-announced Vancouver (WA) Mud Turtles, and the red flags are flying. Continue reading

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