PRESS RELEASE – Starting with the 2015 season, the American Association has announced the adoption of extra-inning tiebreaker rules to be used in all regular-season games, based upon existing International Baseball Federation and Can-Am League rules. Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – The Asheboro Copperheads have promoted two former team interns – High Point University graduate Leah Dansky and North Carolina State University graduate Max Kaufmann – to assistant general manager positions with the Coastal Plain League team. Continue reading
The start-up East Coast Baseball League has announced that Waterloo (ON) will join the Niagara Wild and Newburgh Newts as the third franchise in the developing circuit. While the team has been announced, the press release leads us to believe that a lease to use Bechtel Park has not been finalized. By the way, it’s almost a 7.5 hour drive between Waterloo and Newburgh (NY). Thanks to John Cerone for the update.
The Ballpark Business 2014 Per Game Average Attendance Mega-Rankings are here. The Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) capture the top spot with their brand new ballpark. The Winnipeg Goldeyes (American Association) are the best among the independent professional ranks at #33, while the Madison Mallards (Northwoods League) are once again the top summer collegiate performer at #24.
The annual list combines and ranks the per game average attendance of all affiliated, independent professional, and Top-50 (plus 15 more) summer collegiate franchises in North America. View rankings here.
Now that a group of locals stepped up to buy the summer collegiate Quincy Gems (Prospect League) for a reported $120,000, talk now turns toward the changes that could be coming to the team and their historic ballpark. One of the changes mentioned is bringing the restrooms up to standard. They indeed need fixing. Below is a picture from our visit in 2013. Read more here.
The developers of One Loudoun are seeking to terminate a lease with VIP Sports and Entertainment to build a stadium on the expansive residential, commercial and entertainment development in Ashburn (VA). Plans are reportedly in place to find new owners to lead the effort to bring professional baseball and soccer teams sports to Loudoun County. Read more here.
Pursuing what appears to be the Pecos League model, former Pecos League coach Mike Greene is working to launch the new Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League in the Pacific Northwest. Greene has reportedly secured a deal to play at historic Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam (WA), the former home of the defunct indy pro Grays Harbor Gulls (Western Baseball League). We’ll let Continue reading