PRESS RELEASE – The State College Spikes have been recognized for the franchise’s outstanding 2013 season and longtime contribution to the baseball industry and local community by being named the winner of Baseball America‘s prestigious 2013 Bob Freitas Award for the Class-A Short-Season/Rookie level. Continue reading
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Auburn Community Baseball, the not-for-profit organization charged with managing the Single-A Auburn Doubledays (New York-Penn League) and Falcon Park for the city is requesting $125,000 from the city to pay outstanding debts owed to various vendors and suppliers. A vote on the request is scheduled for Dec. 5. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Vermont Lake Monsters, the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, are proud to unveil a new team logo and identity featuring the team’s mascot, Champ, as the team begins their 21st season of Minor League Baseball. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – HWS Baseball announced today that Jordan Taylor will be promoted to Vice President-HWS Baseball effective immediately. Taylor will continue his duties as General Manager of the Scrappers as well as have increased involvement in the other teams owned by HWS Baseball. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, announced a trio of personnel promotions Tuesday morning, elevating three long-time staff members to new positions. Continue reading
More than 1,700 showed up at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George on Saturday, October 19, for the 2013 Staten Island Yankees Brewfest. Read more and view photos here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
West Virginia University and the community held a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday for a new $16 million ballpark in Morgantown (WV) for the Mountaineers baseball team and possible Single-A New York-Penn League franchise. The project is slated to open in time for the 2015 season. Read more and view photo gallery here.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new $16 million ballpark in Morgantown (WV) for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and possibly a minor-league baseball team is reportedly scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday. Read more here.
Al Dorso Sr., president of the State Fair Meadowlands, said Wednesday that he is heading up a team of six investors purchasing vacant Skylands Park baseball stadium in Augusta (NJ). One of the investors is Nick Corrado, owner of a shopping mall and cousin of the late actor James Gandolfini. Dorso hopes to attract a minor league baseball team by the 2015 season. Read more here. UPDATE: Stadium sold for $850,000. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the links.
The financially troubled Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs (International League) have hired Jason Smorol as the team’s new a new general manager. Smorol was general manager of the Single-A Auburn Doubledays (New York-Penn League) from 2002 to 2004. Read more here.
The Single-A Vermont Lake Monsters (New York-Penn League) are selling off most of the old wooden-slatted seats behind home plate at historic Centennial Field, as ballpark upgrades continue. Shipping is far too expensive, so the seats are only available for pick up. We snagged two sets ourselves. If you are within a day’s drive, it’s a worth a beautiful fall road trip through New England to get them. Assistant GM Joe Doud was a great help. Thanks, Joe! Get more details here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers present their Fourth Annual Octoberfest & Chili Cook-Off on October 19, 2013 from 1-5 p.m. The event is a celebration of the Northeast’s finest craft beers. Come wet your whistle at Dodd Stadium, home of the Connecticut Tigers, the Single-A New York-Penn League Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The 2013 season turned out to be one of record setting success for the Connecticut Tigers. The organization set franchise attendance records at two consecutive home games to close out an all-star summer at Dodd Stadium. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Throughout the history of baseball, there have been countless player trades and even manager trades that were intended to help both teams. But the Charleston RiverDogs and their Goldklang Group sister team, the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League, will “trade” public address announcers to benefit not the teams but the fans. Continue reading
A hall of fame and museum and a merchandise store are part of West Virginia University’s plans for a new baseball stadium near Morgantown that will house the Mountaineers baseball team and potentially a Single-A New York-Penn League club. Read more here.
Nearly 5,000 fans packed Richmond County Bank Ballpark, home of the Single-A Staten Island Yankees (New York-Penn League), on Friday for the second-annual “Beatles Blast.” Radio show deejay Ken Dashow of Q104.2 FM was the emcee of the show, which featured Fab Four cover bands singing the group’s most popular hits. Read more and view photos here.
Bradner Stadium in Olean (NY), about 70 miles south of Buffalo, is undergoing renovations in preparation for the 2014 season, when the summer collegiate Olean Oilers (New York Collegiate Baseball League) will take up residence there. The team currently plays at St. Bonaventure’s Fred Handler Park. Read more here. Bradner used to host minor league ball in the 1930s-1960s. According to a photo Continue reading
The panel charged with designing the new baseball stadium for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and a possible Single-A franchise will meet for the first time today. Read more here.
Members of West Virginia University’s Board of Governors on Thursday unanimously approved the purchase of a seven-acre property for the university’s new baseball stadium, which is also expected to house a relocated Single-A club. The property is located near University Town Centre across the Monongahela River from Morgantown in Granville. Read more here.
Staten Island Advance sports reporter Jim Waggoner talks with Single-A Staten Island Yankees (New York-Penn League) President and General Manager Jane Rogers about the team’s bright future. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
The West Virginia University Board of Governors will consider on Thursday a proposed $2.3 million land purchase for a new baseball stadium near Morgantown (WV) for the Mountaineers baseball team and a Single-A affiliated club. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – One season after dedicating a POW/MIA seat in honor of all those soldiers who never returned home, the Lowell Spinners (Class-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) will partner with the WWII Foundation on a night to salute more of our heroes with “Band of Brothers” Bobble Head Giveaway Night Tuesday, July 2. Continue reading
Adam Winslow, general manager of the Single-A Auburn Doubledays (New York-Penn League), has decided to leave his post for a new job with Johnston Paper. Winslow’s last day with the team will be May 19 — just one month before the 2013 season begins on June 17. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Aberdeen IronBirds, Class ‘A’ short season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, today announced Danny Mays as its new public address announcer at Ripken Stadium. “The Voice” of Ripken Stadium was an online, social contest allowing interested parties to submit an audition video and engage in an interactive, public voting process. Mays was among eight finalists who Continue reading
Williamsport (PA) Mayor Gabriel Campana announced that he has successfully negotiated a corporate naming rights deal for Bowman Field, home of the Single-A Williamsport Crosscutters (New York-Penn League). If approved by the city council in June, the naming rights partner will pay the city $30,000 per year for five years. Funds will be used for ballpark improvements. The new name for the Continue reading
WVUsports.com baseball blogger John Antonik takes an interesting look at the ins and outs of securing the developing new ballpark in Morgantown (WV) for the West Virginia University Mountaineers baseball team and Single-A New York-Penn League franchise. Read more here. Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.
Just when you think the proposed new ballpark in Morgantown (WV) for the West Virginia University Mountaineers and a Single-A New York-Penn League franchise is a no go, a special session of the state legislature makes it happen by approving the tax-increment financing (TIF) bill for the project. Read more and view news clip here.
The hopes of a new baseball park for West Virginia University and a Single-A New York-Penn League club were dashed on Saturday night when the state legislature failed to act on the Morgantown Tax Increment Financing bill before the end of the regular session. Proponents are now hoping for action during special session of the Continue reading
Mark Roscioli Jr., owner of real estate investment firm 17 Mile LLC, continues to explore his options for a primary baseball tenant at Skylands Park after finalizing a deal to purchase the facility for $950,000. After learning that the park’s annual property tax liability has been lowered from $120,000+ to $30,000, we have more confidence in this effort. Read more here. Thanks to Johnny Regan for the story.
PRESS RELEASE – Tuesday, April 9th will mark the 100th anniversary of the first game played at historic Ebbets Field, storied home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. To commemorate this occasion, the Brooklyn Cyclones – the first professional sports franchise in the borough since the Dodgers headed west – will put a limited number of box seats on sale for their Ebbets Field Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The New York-Penn League announced its intention to relocate one of its existing franchises to Morgantown, West Virginia. The Class A Short-Season professional baseball league plays a 76-game season from mid-June through early-September. This abbreviated schedule allows a league franchise to share a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility with the West Virginia Continue reading
In positive new for the possible return of baseball to Sussex County (NJ), the sale of Skylands Park to Ardmore (PA)-based real estate investment firm 17 Mile LLC indeed closed on Friday, March 15. The facility sold for $950,000, plus $160,000 in overdue taxes and related fees. Skylands is the former home of the Single-A New Jersey Cardinals (New York-Penn League) and indy pro Sussex Skyhawks Continue reading
The West Virginia State Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would create a tax increment financing project (TIF) to help support construction of a new stadium in Morgantown for the West Virginia University Mountaineers baseball team and potentially a minor-league franchise. The TIF plan must still be approved by the House and Governor. Read more here.
As real estate investment firm 17 Mile LLC looks to close next Friday on a deal to acquire Skylands Park, Steve Kalafer, chairman of the indy pro Somerset Patriots (Atlantic League), firmly dismissed any notion of an ABL feeder team coming Sussex County. More broadly, according to the New Jersey Herald, Kalafer issued a statement late Thursday saying “there is no value at this Continue reading