Rascals to Cease Operations, Otters Take Wait-and-See Approach as Frontier League/Can-Am League Merger Talks Continue

As recently reported, after 21 years, the River City Rascals (Independent Professional, Frontier League) will cease operations at the end of the 2019 baseball season.  The city of O’Fallon (MO) has started looking for another team to play at CarShield Field in 2020.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, Evansville Otters owner Bill Bussing is taking a wait-and-see approach to the Rascals’ imminent departure from the league and a possible Frontier League/Can-Am League merger.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link to the Otters article.

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3 responses to “Rascals to Cease Operations, Otters Take Wait-and-See Approach as Frontier League/Can-Am League Merger Talks Continue

  1. Been Around

    They had a good thing going for a very long time. I wonder if they and the Otters will pop up in the Prospect summer collegiate league. The business model there is much easier to manage.

  2. Edward

    Sorry to see the Rascal go. They were the very first independent pro team I saw way back in 2001. Probably seen over 100 independent league teams since but unfortunately most have gone the way of the Rascals.

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