PRESS RELEASE – On April 16, 1998, a new era in Oklahoma City began when Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark opened its gates for the first time. Now, as the ballpark gets set for its 20th season, the Oklahoma City Dodgers have introduced a campaign to recognize the ballpark’s impact both on and off the field throughout 2017. Continue reading
Category Archives: Awards & Recognition
PRESS RELEASE – The previously announced “I Am Ali” festival, celebrating the legacy of native son and global humanitarian Muhammad Ali in his hometown of Louisville, has expanded from an original ten days to six weeks, due to community interest in the event. Continue reading
Patrick A. Salvi, owner of the Gary SouthShore RailCats (American Association, Independent Professional), Schaumburg Boomers (Frontier League, Independent Professional), and North Shore Navigators (Futures League, Summer Collegiate), has been selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 List for 2017. This is his fourth year receiving the honor. Learn more here.
PRESS RELEASE – In 2017, the Frontier League will celebrate its 25th season. The Frontier League is the oldest Independent Professional Baseball League in the country. The League is currently planning events to be held during the season in all ball parks. Two new logos have been created for the 25th Season. One logo will be for print and merchandise use. The other logo will be stamped on all baseballs for the 2017 season. Continue reading
The folks at StadiumJourney.com have ranked the Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2016. The list includes sports venues in all the major sports. Major League Baseball tops the list with Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles, at #1. The top Minor League venue is Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Single-A, Midwest League), at #6. Read more here.
When fans make their first visit to SunTrust Park this year, they will have the opportunity to see the various ways the Atlanta Braves have attempted to preserve Hank Aaron‘s legacy and historical accomplishments via tributes constructed throughout their new ballpark. Read more here.
As the Olean Oilers (Summer Collegiate, New York Collegiate Baseball League) begin to make preparations for hosting the 2017 NYCBL All-Star Game on Thursday, July 13, at Bradner Stadium, J.P. Butler from the Olean Times Herald takes a look back at the ball field’s storied history, including a visit by Jackie Robinson. Read more here. View Bradner Stadium photos here. Read Bradner renovation news from 2014 here and here.