PRESS RELEASE – The Wilmington Sharks are pleased to announce that Peter B. Freund, a minority owner of the New York Yankees and partner in the Class-A Charleston RiverDogs, has purchased the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League. Continue reading
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The Eau Claire (WI) Waterways and Parks Commission voted 7-5 Wednesday to allow the summer collegiate Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League) to construct two small fan decks within the upper grandstand at Carson Park. Three rows (22 seats) of bench seating would be removed to accommodate the new decks. The proposal will now go before the city council for final consideration. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Pacific Baseball Ventures, the group that was awarded a West Coast League (WCL) franchise to begin play in Yakima for the 2014 season, has hired Noel Zanchelli (pronounced “zan-kelly”) to the be the first Director of Operations for the Yakima franchise. Zanchelli will oversee all day-to-day activities of the team in the Yakima market, including ticket sales, stadium Continue reading
There are a few changes in the summer collegiate Ohio Valley League for the 2014 season. The Marion Bobcats will not field a team, and the Madisonville Tradewater Pirates will now be known as the Madisonville Miners under new ownership. The OVL was formed in 2010 by former teams from the now-defunct summer collegiate KIT League. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – By an overwhelming margin, the public has voted to name Worcester’s newest baseball team the “Bravehearts” and the team’s new logo has been unveiled. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Coastal Plain League Commissioner Justin Sellers announced today that the 2014 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game will be held in Morehead City, North Carolina. The star-studded event will take place on Monday, July 14th at Big Rock Stadium, home of the Morehead City Marlins. This will be the first All-Star Game held in Morehead City. Continue reading
Castle Field in the Minneapolis suburb of Anoka (MN) opened this past summer after Phase 1 construction. City officials are now looking at completing Phase 2 in 2014, which will include adding restrooms and concessions. The third phase of construction, planned for 2015, will include a plaza area adjacent to the ball field. Meanwhile, discussions continue with a potential ownership group that could Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Lakeshore Chinooks released their 2014 schedule as they begin their third season of play in the Northwoods League. Highlighting the schedule on July 22, 2014 will be the annual Northwoods League All-Star Game to be played at Kapco Park on the Campus of Concordia University in Mequon. 2013 Major League All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann, Ben Zobrist and Continue reading
The summer collegiate Hyannis Harbor Hawks (Cape Cod League) are set to premiere the documentary Summer of Success tonight at 7:30 p.m. (EST). While the video focuses on the Hawks, the team says it’s really a representation of the Cape League experience. Continue reading
As part of their community outreach effort, the the owners of the yet-t0-be-named summer collegiate Futures League expansion franchise in Worcester (MA) have created the Worcester Baseball Advisory Board made up of local sports, business and civic leaders. Read more here.
In addition to introducing the team’s branding for their inaugural 2014 season at an event Saturday afternoon, the summer collegiate Kenosha Kingfish (Northwoods League) unveiled renovations to historic Simmons Field. For anyone who has visited the park in the past (like we have on several occasions), you will notice substantial changes. View video clip in upper right corner of article here. See photo here.
PRESS RELEASE – A new era of baseball will begin at a renovated Simmons Field on May 31, 2013. The ownership of the franchise announced the name of the team, unveiled the logo and gave fans a first look at the new Simmons Field. A public-private partnership between the City of Kenosha and the Kingfish has resulted in more than $1 million in improvements to historic Simmons Field making it one Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The new General Manager of the Victoria HarbourCats brings with him a love of the game and an extensive background in baseball operations, marketing and media. Continue reading
Northwoods League President Dick Radatz, Jr. announced that ownership of the Green Bay Bullfrogs has been transferred from the Northwoods League to Green Bay Baseball LLC. The new ownership group consists of seasoned Northwoods League operators including lead owner Steve Schmitt, Vern Stenman, Conor Caloia and Liz Kern. The group has been involved as owners or operators in Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Battle Creek Bombers are pleased to announce the recent hiring of Ryan Sturm as the team’s new Assistant General Manager. Continue reading
Chris English, chairman of the Brockton 21st Century Corp. and former owner of the defunct indy pro Nashua Pride (Atlantic League) from 1998-2004, was introduced as the new owner of the summer collegiate Brockton Rox (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) at press conference on Monday. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – With the departure of General Manager, Taylor McCarthy, the Raging Tide have remained consistent in naming Taylor Fisher, of Merrimac, MA, as McCarthy’s replacement. The move comes just days after McCarthy accepted a job as the Marketing Director for the Stockton Ports, the Oakland Athletics Single-A Affiliate, of the California League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Nashua Silver Knights have been named winners of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League Organizational Promotional Award. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has scheduled a press conference for 1 pm Tuesday, November 19 to announce the new ownership group of the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The media event is open to the public and will be held at the Bullfrogs office at 1306 Main Street in Green Bay. Continue reading
The expansion summer collegiate Northwoods League franchise in Kalamazoo (MI) will be known as the Kalamazoo Growlers. The team unveiled their new name and logos on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, during an event at Homer Stryker Field. The logo was designed by Worthen Design.
PRESS RELEASE – The Battle Creek Bombers are saddened to announce the recent passing of one of our own – Caitlyn Jackson. Caitlyn was a beloved member of the Bombers family, and attended nearly every home game with the Jackson family, many of whom work for the franchise throughout the season. Continue reading
Many years ago, in the mid-70’s, there was a short-lived movement afoot to bring all MLB player development activities into the “complex mode” at the various spring training sites, thus eliminating the need for an elaborate network of farm clubs scattered across the country. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Alexandria Blue Anchors, a member of the Northwoods League, have announced the hiring of Kendall Hughson as General Manager/Director of Baseball Operations. Hughson will join the organization effective immediately. Continue reading
The summer collegiate Junction City Brigade have joined the newly formed Great Plains League – not to be confused with the Great Plains Baseball League turned Midwest Collegiate League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – After two seasons in Old Orchard Beach, Raging Tide General Manager Taylor McCarthy has accepted a job as the Marketing Director for the Stockton Ports (Oakland Athletics A Affiliate) of the California League. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Kalamazoo Baseball LLC, the group bringing a Northwoods League baseball franchise to Kalamazoo in 2014, is throwing a “Baseball is Back in Kalamazoo!” event at Homer Stryker Field on Friday, November 15th at 5pm. The event and press conference will be held indoor at the teams’ front office and Parks and Recreation building and conference center. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Edenton Steamers of the Coastal Plain League are in search of a new general manager. Please see below for details pertaining to the opening. Should you be interested in the position, please contact Chip Pruden at (252) 482-4080. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Torrington Titans are excited to announce another front office addition for the 2014 season. Joey Abis has been appointed General Manager of the Titans. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Forest City Owls Baseball Club has announced that Owls General Manager Jeremy Boler will be leaving the Owls for the Minor Leagues. Boler recently accepted a management position with the Tennessee Smokies, the Southern League Double-A Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League announced that the Cooperstown Hawkeyes will not field a team in 2014. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The new artificial surface being installed this week at Lynn’s Fraser Field won’t prevent World Series-style “obstruction calls” by umpires, but it will mean no more mud puddles and less rain postponements at the historic 73-year-old baseball stadium. Continue reading
Chris English, chairman of the Brockton 21st Century Corp. and former owner of the defunct indy pro Nashua Pride (Atlantic League) from 1998-2004, is the new owner of the summer collegiate Brockton Rox (Futures Collegiate Baseball League). English has already begun investing money in the field at Campanelli Stadium. Read more here.
After three years of unexpected costs and uncertainty, the Olean (NY) Local Development Corporation will sever its ties with the Olean Oilers of the summer collegiate New York Collegiate Baseball League. The franchise now needs a new owner to step up to the plate. OLDC will redirect its focus from operating the baseball team to renovating Bradner Stadium for baseball and other uses. Read more here.
The Champion City Kings are the summer collegiate Prospect League’s newest franchise. The team will play their home games at Carleton Davidson Stadium in Springfield (OH). Read more here. UPDATE: The Kings are not an expansion team. The Slippery Rock Sliders are relocating to Springfield. Read more here
The owners of the new summer collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League franchise in Worcester (MA) have chosen the top five possible nicknames for the team, including the Bravehearts, Canal Diggers, Freight Trains, Mighty Caseys, and True Blues. Fans can vote for their favorite starting today. Click here to vote. View our submitted “concept” here.