Expedition League to Make Pitch in Rapid City

The first-year Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) presented a proposal to the Rapid City Parks and Recreation board at its meeting Thursday night to renovate McKeague Field and bring an expansion franchise to town.  Read more and watch news report here.  McKeague Field is right next to Floyd Fitzgerald Stadium, home of the Post 22 American Legion team, which we assume is not too keen on the idea.

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Kingfish Announce Front Office Transition

PRESS RELEASE – The Kenosha Kingfish and Big Top Baseball have announced that Doug Gole will replace Scott Preimesberger as General Manager of the Kenosha Kingfish on September 15, 2018. Preimesberger recently accepted a management role with the parent company of the Kingfish, Big Top Baseball, in Madison to oversee the inside sales departments for both the Madison Mallards and Madison Pro Soccer.

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Biscuits Unveil ‘Millennial Night’

The Montgomery Biscuits (Double-A, Southern League) will bring Millennial Night to Riverwalk Stadium on Saturday, July 21st, with a participation ribbon giveaway just for showing up, napping areas, selfie stations, and more.  As you would expect, not all appreciate the idea. Read more here.

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It’s the ‘High Point Rockers’

Dozens of High Point (NC) Baseball fans came out to BB&T Ballpark to celebrate the unveiling of the new team — The High Point Rockers (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Watch news report and view photos here.

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Fingerprints, Facial Recognition Could Replace Traditional/Mobile Tickets at MLB Ballparks

Traditional tickets — even mobile tickets that have replaced printed versions — at stadiums across the country could soon become a thing of the past.  MLB and CLEAR have teamed up to implement biometric ticketing at select stadiums across the country that will allow fans to use their fingerprints — and eventually facial recognition — to enter the stadium on game day.  Read more here.

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Big Baseball Week Ahead for Nanaimo’s Serauxmen Stadium

Baseball Week at Serauxmen Stadium in Nanaimo (BC) is July 21-27.  Headlining the week will be former Toronto Blue Jays second baseman and Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar and other players.  There will be camps and a charity softball game, followed by an exhibition battle between the Victoria HarbourCats (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) and a Nanaimo all-star team. Continue reading

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Huntley Sports Group Seeks Contract Extension to Book Non-Baseball Events at Ripken Stadium

At least one non-baseball event has been happening at Aberdeen’s Ripken Stadium each week in 2018, according to the CEO of the firm the city hired earlier this year to handle such bookings.  Read more here.

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