PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced its remaining postseason awards, Executive of the Year – Ken Shepard, late general manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish; Ballpark of the Year – Clipper Magazine Stadium, home of the Lancaster Barnstormers; and the inaugural “Ken Shepard Award” for Promotional Excellence – the Staff of the Continue reading
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PRESS RELEASE – The Bridgeport Bluefish and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball today announced that The Ballpark at Harbor Yard will host the 2015 Atlantic League All-Star Game, which will take place on Wednesday, July 8. This will be the third time that Harbor Yard will have the event, with the previous mid-summer Classics being held in 1999 and 2006. Continue reading
Rick White, president of the indy pro Atlantic League, recently talked with LancasterOnline.com about league matters, including expansion. The circuit will operate with the same eight teams in 2015, with Virginia Beach (VA) beach on deck for 2016 and big push in Texas. Fort Worth (TX) appears to be the primary target. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced the creation of an annual promotional excellence award named after Ken Shepard, the Bridgeport Bluefish General Manager who passed away last week following his battle with kidney cancer. The Ken Shepard Award will recognize extraordinary promotional impact throughout the Atlantic League Continue reading
The proposed indy pro Loudoun Hounds (Atlantic League) are apparently down for the count, as their offices have reportedly been closed and lawsuits have been filed. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
We remain hopeful The Sandcastle may again be the home to a professional baseball team. Last Thursday, Mario Perrucci, former general manager of the Atlantic City Surf, was part of a group that included Atlantic League owners Frank Boulton and Tom Senter that met with Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian to discuss the idea of putting another team in the abandoned ballpark. Read more here.
Despite the challenge of drawing fans to Camden (NJ) and a lawsuit from Santander Bank, which contends the team’s owner, Camden Baseball LLC, has defaulted on more than $4.6 million for financing of Campbell’s Field, the indy pro Camden Riversharks (Atlantic League) have a positive outlook about the team’s future in the market. Read more and watch video here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.