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RiverDogs Promote Kirchner

Charleston RiverdogsPRESS RELEASE – Charleston RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols has announced that Haley Kirchner has been promoted to Director of Community Relations. Continue reading

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Windy City Thunderbolts Under New Ownership

Windy City Thunderbolts LogoPRESS RELEASE – Effective Monday, October 20, 2014 the Windy City ThunderBolts baseball club’s ownership was transferred solely to Al Oremus. The transfer became official on Monday afternoon after the Frontier League approved the transaction by a unanimous vote this past Friday. Oremus, who has owned 20% of the club as a minority owner since 2012, bought the remaining 80% from Dan Brennan and Mike Stranczek. Continue reading

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Braves Hire Hart as President of Baseball Operations

Atlanta Braves LogoThe Atlanta Braves have hired John Hart to serve as the team’s president of baseball operations — a newly created title.  The 66-year-old Hart agreed to a three-year deal that will continue through the team’s first season at its new stadium in Cobb County.  Hart, the former GM for the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians, joined the Braves last year as a senior adviser.  Read more here.

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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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Wickline Named Prospect League Commissioner

Prospect League LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Prospect League, the elite Midwestern collegiate wood bat summer baseball league, has named Bryan Wickline as its new Commissioner. Continue reading

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GM and Assistant GM Named in Morgantown

Jamestown Jammers LogoRich Baseball Operations announced on Thursday that they have appointed Matthew Drayer as general manager of the relocating Single-A Jamestown Jammers (New York-Penn League) that will begin play in Morgantown (WV) in 2015.  John Pogorzelski has been named as assistant GM and sales manager.  Read more here.

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