Northwoods League Announces Executive and Organization of the Year

PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has announced that John Bollinger, GM of the Bismarck Larks, has been named the 2017 Northwoods League Executive of the Year. The award, which was decided by a vote of team officials at the League’s annual fall meetings last week in Willmar, MN is given annually to the League’s outstanding executive. In another vote, the Bismarck Larks were awarded the Organization of the Year award. Continue reading

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Joplin Hears Pitch from Ballpark Suitor

A newly formed professional baseball league wants an answer from Joplin (MO) city officials by about Nov. 15 on whether the city would be willing to lease Joe Becker Stadium, starting in 2019, for a Joplin team.  Read more here.

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New Pierre (SD) Franchise Unveils Team Name and Logo

The start-up Expedition League’s Pierre (SD) franchise will be known as the Pierre Pioneers.  The team’s logo was unveiled on Monday.  The Trappers will begin play at Hyde Stadium in 2018.  Visit the team’s Facebook page here.

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New Minot (ND) Franchise Unveils Team Name and Logo

The start-up Expedition League’s Minot (ND) franchise will be known as the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs.  The logo was designed by Ross Johnson of Ross Johnson Design Company.  Read press release here.

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Great West League Adds Klamath Falls to 2018 Lineup

PRESS RELEASE – The Klamath Falls Gems are stepping up to the Great West League. “We’re thrilled that the Gems ownership recognizes the value of being in our league,” announced Great West League Commissioner Ken Wilson. Continue reading

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Officials Expand Land Search to West Shore for Rays New Ballpark

It is proving harder than expected to put together the land needed for a Tampa Bay Rays ballpark near downtown Tampa, and now local officials are exploring another option in the West Shore area.  Read more here.

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Project Jackson Residential Development Taking Shape

It’s clear from the Georgia Avenue bridge — the future home of the Augusta Greenjackets (Single-A, South Atlantic League) is slowly coming together. But off in the distance, a new piece is slowly building into place.  Read more and watch news report here.

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