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Hops, Diamondbacks Extend PDC

Hillsborough Hops LogoArizona Diamondbacks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops), announced today that they have extended their affiliation with Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) through the 2016 season. The Hops have been a Diamondbacks affiliate since 2001. Continue reading

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Admirals Get New Owner, Two Hawaii Teams Go Dark

Vallejo Admirals A LogoThe indy pro Vallejo Admirals (Pacific Association) announced last week that Robert J. Young and NorCalSports LLC have purchased the team from the Tito Fuentes Baseball Academy.  Last season, Young owned both the Hawaii Stars and Na Koa Ikaika Maui, the 2013 champions of the Pacific Association.  Those teams are dark for the 2014 season.  Read more here.

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Beach Bums Announce New Voice

Traverse City Beach Bums LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Traverse City Beach Bums will have a new voice to go along with their new radio station this season as Kevin Burke will be joining the Beach Bums as the team’s broadcaster. Continue reading

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Blowfish Promote Evans to GM

Columbia Blowfish BlueyPRESS RELEASE – With recent news of playing the USA Baseball Collegiate Team, the final season at Historic Capital City Stadium, and today’s announcement of Fireworks Shows for every Friday and Saturday home game, the Blowfish have one more piece of exciting news: Bill Shanahan, Owner/President has promoted Asst. GM Kelly Evans to be the new General Manager of the Columbia Blowfish Continue reading

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Columbia Approves Baseball Deal

Sand Gnats LogoBy a vote of 4-3, the Columbia (SC) City Council has agreed to hire Hardball Capital of Atlanta to bring a minor-league team to Columbia and operate a yet-to-be-built stadium.  This was the first step toward spending $29 million in public money for a $35 million year-round facility.  Read more here.

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Canaries Name New GM

Sioux Falls Canaries Logo 2013PRESS RELEASE – The Sioux Falls Canaries are proud to announce that Matt Ferguson has been named general manager of the club. The Tripp, SD native is in his fifth season with the organization and also serves as the vice president of sales. Continue reading

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Pippins Announce Hiring of GM

Yakima Valley Pippins PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Yakima Valley Pippins are proud to announce the addition of Danny Tetzlaff to the front office staff. Tetzlaff will serve as the General Manager for the Pippins. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Pippins front office and will be able to enhance the Pippins on-field product as well as the fan experience. Continue reading

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Missoula Osprey Announce New Voice

Missoula Osprey LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Missoula Osprey announced today the addition of Nolan Alexander as the new “Voice of the Osprey.” Alexander will also fill the role of media relations coordinator upon his arrival to Missoula in early June. Continue reading

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New Atlantic League Prez Talks Plans for 2014 and Beyond

Atlantic League LogoGet him talking about his early goals as the new president of the indy pro Atlantic League, and you’ll get a good feel for Rick White‘s deep business background.  Read more here.

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Pippins Announce Radio Deal, Inaugural Voice

Yakima Valley Pippins PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Yakima Valley Pippins and TownSquare Media announced today that they have agreed to terms on a relationship, establishing ESPN 1460 Yakima as the exclusive English-language broadcast home of the Yakima Valley Pippins – every game, home and away. Continue reading

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Group Negotiating to Buy Roughriders

Frisco Roughriders Secondary MarkA group led by former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg has reportedly emerged as the front-runner to purchase the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders (Texas League) from Mandalay Sports Entertainment.  Read more here.

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Mallards Announce New Fan Participation Program – The Fowliners

Madison Mallards New LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Madison Mallards have introduced a new fan participation program that will allow fans on the field to help with foul balls. The program has been named the Fowliners. Continue reading

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Mustangs Announce New GM

Martinsville Mustangs New Logo 2013PRESS RELEASE – The Martinsville Mustangs will introduce their new general manager to the public today at Hooker Field as part of the team’s Pi Day celebrations. Continue reading

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Mariners Hire Ballpark Events Manager for Non-Baseball Events

Seattle Mariners LogoPRESS RELEASE – Alisia Anderson, who has extensive experience in meeting planning, convention sales and special events, has joined the Seattle Mariners as the Director of Ballpark Sales and Marketing for Safeco Field. Continue reading

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Brockton Rox Hire Marlin at VP and GM

Brockton Rox Main LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Brockton Rox announced the hiring of veteran baseball executive Todd Marlin as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rox Baseball today.  Marlin is the latest addition to the team’s senior management team which also includes President and majority owner Chris English, Shaw’s Center Vice President Michael Canina, and consulting partner Andy Continue reading

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Bill Bussiere Named Cape League Corporate Development Head

Cape Cod League LogoPRESS RELEASE – Long-time league baseball executive Bill Bussiere has been named new Director of Corporate Development for the Cape Cod Baseball League. Bussiere comes to the position with 22 years experience on the CCBL team and league level, most recently as league vice president, deputy commissioner and chair of the CCBL All-Star Game Continue reading

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Pilgrims Add Seven Locals to Ownership Group

Plymouth Pilgrims Inaugural LogoThe second-year summer collegiate Plymouth Pilgrims (New England Collegiate Baseball League) have added seven locals to the existing ownership.  Joining team president David Dittman and GM Chris Patsos are Brian Nolan, Brian Faghan, Robert Ryan, Dan Shaughnessy, Cabby Brini, Mike Guimares and Joe RicciRead more here.

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Owner Speaks About Operating the RailCats

Gary SouthShore RailCats LogoPatrick A. Salvi, owner of the indy pro Gary SouthShore RailCats (American Association), spoke Monday during the Gary Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon.  In addition to providing details about operating the franchise, Salvi stated the team is completing a new marquee to enhance its visibility along the expressway and installing a new video board to bolster the fan experience at U.S. Steel Yard.  Read more here.

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Rafters Hire New Broadcaster

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have announced the hiring of their new radio voice, Jonas Nordman. Last summer, Nordman spent his time as the voice of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League where he broadcasted all of their regular season and postseason games. Nordman also handled all of the Oilmen’s social media and video Continue reading

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Jimmy Walck Named New ‘Voice of Coca-Cola Park’

IronPigs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lehigh Valley IronPigs announced today that Jimmy Walck has been named as the new public address announcer at Coca-Cola Park. The search for the second-ever “Voice of Coca-Cola Park” began in January, after Tim Chorones — who held the post since the team’s inception in 2008 — stepped down after six seasons due to increased career and family obligations. Continue reading

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Polaski, Sorensen Added to Dash Broadcast Team

Winston-Salem Dash SecondaryPRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash are happy to announce two new members of their broadcast team for the 2014 season. Dave Polaski will call the action with lead play-by-play broadcaster Brian Boesch for all 70 home games and select road games, while Lary Sorensen will join Boesch on all 13 Dash telecasts this year. Continue reading

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Miners Announce New Radio Voice

Southern Illinois MinersPRESS RELEASE – The Southern Illinois Miners have announced the hiring of their new radio voice Jason Guerette. Guerette joins the Miners after spending last summer as the voice of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen of the Midwest Collegiate League. Continue reading

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IronBirds Name New GM

Aberdeen IronBirds New Logo 2PRESS RELEASE – Ripken Baseball today announced the appointment of Joe Harrington as General Manager of the Aberdeen IronBirds, the Class ‘A’ short season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Harrington will lead all ticket sales efforts, oversee the front office and game day operations, and further engrain the IronBirds in the Harford County community and Baltimore region. Continue reading

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Crushers Name New GM

Lake Erie CrushersPRESS RELEASE – Owner and managing partner Steven Edelson is pleased to announce Rick Muntean as the new General Manager for the Lake Erie Crushers. Continue reading

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Paw Sox Name New Radio Broadcaster

Pawtucket Red Sox LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Pawtucket Red Sox have named Josh Maurer as a new radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Josh will join Jeff Levering, who returns for his second season as lead play-by-play voice, as the duo will broadcast all 144 PawSox games on 920 WHJJ and the 12-station PawSox Radio Network. Maurer was chosen among more than 100 nationwide applicants to, in Continue reading

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Mainers Announce New Broadcasting and Media Chief

Sanford Mainers LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Mainers are excited to announce their new Director of Broadcasting and Media, Jeff Bowe. Bowe, 29, graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and has since worked for the California Winter League as a baseball broadcaster, stat keeper and P.A. announcer in Palm Springs. Continue reading

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AppleSox Introduce New Broadcaster

Wenatchee AppleSox LogoPRESS RELEASE – There will be a new voice calling all the action this summer for the Wenatchee AppleSox. Trevor Williams, who currently attends the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, has been hired at the team’s radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Fans can hear Williams announce all 58 AppleSox game this summer on the team’s new Continue reading

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Pelicans Name New Broadcaster, Deal with Digity

Myrtle Beach PelicansPRESS RELEASE – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are pleased to announce a new partnership with Digity, LLC who will carry all 140 Pelicans regular season games and potential playoff games on their all-sports station, ESPN Radio Myrtle Beach 1450 WRNN AM. The Pelicans also recently introduced Nathan Barnett as the newest member of the team’s front office. Nathan Barnett replaces Travis Lucian, who Continue reading

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Express Hire New PA Announcer

Eau Claire Express 10th Anniversary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Eric Nielsen as the new public address announcer for the 2014 season. Nielsen replaces Paul Schommer, who had been the PA voice of the Express since the 2006 season. Continue reading

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RailRiders Announce Addition to Broadcast Booth

Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Logo 3PRESS RELEASE – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) are proud to announce the addition of Aaron Berlin to the organization’s broadcast team for the 2014 season. Berlin will work alongside RailRiders’ director of media relations and broadcasting, John Sadak, and will assist in delivering the exciting play-by-play and color commentary on the RailRiders’ Continue reading

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Key Acquisitions Bolster Storm Chasers Front Office

Omaha Storm Chasers Secondary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Job Fair for possible Game Day employees is set for tomorrow in Werner Park’s Home and Road Clubhouses from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., but the Storm Chasers have made several additions to help finalize the Front Office roster with two new full-time staff members and six new interns. Continue reading

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Naturals Introduce Benjamin Kelly as New ‘Voice of the Naturals’

Northwest Arkansas Naturals LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals announced the hiring of Benjamin Kelly today as the new “Voice of the Naturals”. Kelly, taking over for Steven Davis this year, will become the second radio broadcaster in franchise history. Continue reading

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Barons, White Sox Renew PDC

Birmingham Barons LogoChicago White Sox LogoPRESS RELEASE – Riding a groundswell of support since the opening of Regions Field and the team’s Southern League Championship in 2013, the Barons and Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a four-year extension of their Player Development Contract, which will run through the 2018 season. The new agreement ensures Continue reading

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Express Name New Radio Broadcaster

Eau Claire Express 10th Anniversary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Express front office today announced the hiring of Pete Knutson as the fifth radio broadcaster in team history. Knutson replaces Doug Raftery, who departed from the Express in November of 2013 after serving as Play-by-Play Announcer in 2012 and Director of Broadcasting and Media Sales in 2013. Knutson enters his first season in the Northwoods League but has a variety Continue reading

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Squirrels Expand Local Presence in Ownership Group

Richmond Flying SquirrelsPRESS RELEASE – The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are pleased to announce an expansion to the team’s ownership group that will dramatically increase the organization’s local presence. Three local investment groups, comprised of eight prominent members of the Richmond community, have been approved by Minor League Baseball as minority partners of the Flying Continue reading

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Roger Dean Stadium: A Really Busy Place

Minor League Baseball LogoIn his “Minoring in Business” series, MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes at look at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter (FL) as, arguably, the busiest ballpark on the planet.  Read more here.

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Rockford Aviators Announce New Voice

Rockford Aviators Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Rockford Aviators, presented by Pearson, are proud to announce that Jared Revlett has been hired as the team’s broadcaster for the 2014 season. Continue reading

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Former NBA Star to Try Hand at Pitching for Skeeters

Sugar Land Skeeters PrimaryWe don’t usually talk about players or on-field matters on this site, but we think it’s worth mentioning that former Houston Rocket and NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady plans to pursue a pitching career with the indy pro Sugar Land Skeeters (Atlantic League).  View press release hereRead more here.

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Forest City Owls Name New GM

Forest City Owls LogoPRESS RELEASE – Forest City Owls Baseball announced on Tuesday that Cory Dirksen, who had most recently been the Associate General Manager for UTEP/IMG, is the new Owls General Manager. Dirksen’s wife, Christina Dirksen will join the team as Director of Group Sales. Continue reading

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New Branding, AGM for Wilmington Sharks

Wilmington Shark New Logo 1PRESS RELEASE – Today is an exciting day for the entire Wilmington Sharks organization and its fans as we reveal our new branding for the 2014 season and beyond. Continue reading

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