PRESS RELEASE – Since 2001, the Brooklyn Cyclones have received a number of accolades for their community service, promotional excellence and innovative ways of making a trip to MCU Park unlike any other. But among all the titles that have been bestowed upon them – “Most Fun Ballpark in America” or “The Coolest Place on Earth” – there is one label that has been missing…until now! Continue reading
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A new rendering of the Monongalia County Ballpark currently under construction for the West Virginia University Mountaineers baseball team (and possibly a Single-A New York-Penn League club) in Morgantown (WV) has surfaced. The new stadium is scheduled to open in time for the 2015 college baseball season. Read more here. View construction webcam here.
The Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones (New York-Penn League) celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Seinfield television series Saturday night. Players took batting practice in puffy pirate shirts. A fan reeled in a slice of marble rye bread with a fishing rod from the suite level. George Costanza announced the third inning. And the first 3,000 attendees at the temporarily renamed Vandelay Industries Park received a Keith Hernandez “Magic Loogie” bobblehead. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Ripken Baseball today completed installation of its “Ripken orange” outfield wall upgrade, creating a unique ballpark experience at Ripken Stadium, home to hundreds of elite youth baseball tournaments and the Aberdeen IronBirds, short-season affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Tri-City ValleyCats have announced that a brand new, state-of-the- art, LED video board will be installed prior to the 2014 season, which will significantly enhance the fan experience at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. The board will be the largest main video display in the New York-Penn League. Continue reading
Spinners, Scrappers to Play in Annual ‘Futures at Fenway’ at Fenway Park, ‘Field of Dreams’ Movie to be Shown
PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, announced they will participate in the 9th annual “Futures at Fenway,” Sunday, July 13 at Fenway Park. Continue reading
The West Virginia University Mountaineers closed out Hawley Field with 12-6 win over the University of Texas Longhorns Sunday before a crowd of 2,237 — the second-largest crowd ever to watch a game at the 44-year-old ballpark. Read more here. The Mountaineers will begin play at the new 2,500-seat Monongalia County Ballpark scheduled to open in 2015. View photo of a simulated game at the new site here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are proud to announce their most action packed promotional schedule in team history. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers, Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, proudly unveil new alternate marks for the upcoming 2014 season. The logos depict mascot C.T. the Tiger and pay homage to the proud affiliation to the Detroit Tigers, the City of Norwich, as well as the State of Connecticut. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After unveiling a new logo last November, the Vermont Lake Monsters (single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics) today are proud to reveal their new team uniforms for the upcoming 2014 New York-Penn League season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, announced as the Red Sox staff and players from the 2013 World Series Champions received their World Series rings Spinners fans will receive a ring of their own this summer, thanks to Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, unveiled a new high-definition video board to replace the left-field scoreboard as preparations for June 13’s Opening Day continue at LeLacheur Park. Continue reading
As one of the new owners of Skylands Park in Sussex County (NJ), Al Dorso Jr. knows he’s going to need more than just baseball to keep the place afloat. While baseball is expected to be part of the stadium’s future, Dorso and his partners are working with Fastlane Communications, a New York City marketing firm, to develop events geared toward families and young people. Read more here.
PRESS 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
PRESS RELEASE – You’ve waited long enough. So without further ado, we are happy to unveil our Jersday Thursday designs for the 2014 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Ripken Baseball today announced plans for the inaugural Ripken Cup collegiate baseball invitational between University of Maryland and Towson University. The two-game series will be hosted at Ripken Stadium on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, May 7 at 7:05 pm. Continue reading
Aberdeen (MD) city council members said this week they do not want any new homes near Ripken Stadium, home of the Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds (New York-Penn League). Zoned as an “integrated business district, the city still has high hopes the area will blossom into a commercial and office center. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers are proud to unveil the Dodd Stadium 20th anniversary season logo and announce plans for a celebration of the history of Minor League Baseball in Norwich this coming summer. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a four-year extension to their Player Development Contract (PDC), guaranteeing the agreement through the 2018 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Brooklyn Cyclones and the New York-Penn League have announced that the 10th Annual NYPL All-Star Game will be coming to Coney Island during the Summer of 2014. MCU Park, which hosted the first-ever New York-Penn League All-Star Game in 2005, will once again welcome the best the league has to offer on Tuesday, August 19th. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League, Single-A Short-Season affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Voutsinas as the club’s General Manager. Voutsinas will begin his duties at the Doubledays’ Falcon Park offices immediately. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are excited to announce the new and exclusive Diamond Club Section presented by Mr. Rooter. The Diamond Club features the best seats, right behind home plate at Eastwood Field, and the following all inclusive amenities: Continue reading
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
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.