Category Archives: Community & Giving

Announcing the Oklahoma City Dodgers Rookie League

PRESS RELEASE – The Oklahoma City Dodgers and Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation have joined forces to create the OKC Dodgers Rookie League in order to help bolster youth baseball participation in the community as well as foster an environment that emphasizes leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship, the organizations announced today.

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‘Dads to Play As Crawmoms Mother’s Day Weekend

PRESS RELEASE – There’s been some Trickery in Hickory this morning! There’s never a bad time to tell a joke. In a press conference this morning, the Hickory Crawdads announced that they were permanently rebranding to the Hickory Crawmoms.

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Field of Dreams Vandalism Fundraising Update

On the morning of Jan 23, 2018, it was discovered that the Field of Dreams Movie Site ball diamond in Dyersville (IA) was destroyed by truck tire damage.  Many areas of the turf had been ripped up with potential damage to the refurbished irrigation system.  The GoFundMe site that was launched to help fund repairs has already raised $18,176.  Read more here.

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Team Bat Dog, Derby, Passes Away At Age 9

PRESS RELEASE – It is with great sadness that the Trenton Thunder announces that Team Bat Dog Derby passed away on Saturday January 6, 2018; just 20 days shy of his tenth birthday after a battle with cancer. Continue reading

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City Receives Generous Gift from Long-Time Baseball Fan to Care for NYSEG Stadium

The City of Binghamton (NY) has received a $195,159 donation from the estate of Marion O’Connor for improvements at NYSEG Stadium, home of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (Double-A, Eastern League).  O’Connor was a longtime fan who regularly attended baseball games at the ballpark with her brother, William O’Connor.  The donation was made in his honor.  Read more here.

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We would like to wish you and your family a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. – Ballpark Business

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Tylicki Wins Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award

PRESS RELEASE – Richard Tylicki, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and the Director of Stadium Operations for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, is the recipient of Minor League Baseball’s second annual Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award. Tylicki will be honored at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, December 10 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

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