Originally set to join the Ohio-based Independent Baseball League, the start-up Hamptons Professional Baseball Club out of New York plans to launch the Federation of American Professional Baseball starting in 2015.
We don’t quite understand the reason behind having a multi-tiered circuit when simply getting one team successfully off the ground is a massive undertaking. Further, the initial focus on player salary caps reeks of a naive baseball-only focus. We would recommend the owners focus on market choice, securing a quality facility, and raising sufficient capital to successfully launch a single franchise. If the start-up nut is too pricey for a franchise in one of the existing indy pro leagues, then we would recommend discussions with the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League or Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.