Wichita Counsel Votes Unanimously to Expand Bonding for New Ballpark

Texas League LogoMoving toward building a new ballpark and commercial district west of the Arkansas River, the Wichita (KS) City Council on Tuesday approved expanding a sales tax district to pay for public improvements.  Proponents hope to lure the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League), which will need a new home if San Antonio builds a new stadium for a Triple-A club.  Read more here.

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Dennis Bastien Named Prospect League Commissioner

Prospect League LogoPRESS RELEASE – The search is over and the Prospect League has just reeled in a Big League catch with the hiring of Dennis Bastien to a 3 year contract beginning 12/1/16. Dennis Bastien’s baseball pedigree is the talk of all team owners. Continue reading

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Sale of Hannibal Cavemen Still Pending

Hannibal CavemenA California farmer who is in negotiations to purchase the Hannibal Cavemen (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League) outright says the deal is still “in the works” but not finalized.  Read more here.

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Patriots Name Broadcaster for 2017 Season

Somerset PatriotsPRESS RELEASE – The Somerset Patriots have announced that Marc Schwartz has been named the radio broadcaster for the 2017 season. Schwartz was hired as the Somerset Patriots’ Media Relations Manager in November of 2014 and will also continue in that role with the team throughout the year. Continue reading

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New Ballpark Village Phase 2 Renderings Unveiled

St. Louis Cardinals LogoThe St. Louis Cardinals published two new renderings of what the $220 million second phase of Ballpark Village is likely to look like.  Read more here.  View rendering gallery here.

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MiLB, BUSH’S Beans Cook Up Partnership

Minor League Baseball LogoPRESS RELEASE – As winter approaches and baseball’s Hot Stove season heats up with major announcements, BUSH’S® Beans and Minor League Baseball® (MiLB™) today unveiled a multi-year, strategic partnership, making it the “Official Beans of Minor League Baseball,” and a “Preferred Partner” of a number of MiLB teams, beginning in 2017. Bush Brothers & Company is the recognized brand leader in baked beans and other prepared bean products. Continue reading

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Unger Joins Memphis Redbirds Ownership Group

Memphis RedbirdsMemphis Redbirds President and General Manager Craig Unger has joined the Redbirds ownership group, Principal Owner Peter Freund announced Friday. Continue reading

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