Category Archives: Community & Giving

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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Legends Win MiLB John Henry Moss Community Service Award

PRESS RELEASE – Minor League Baseball today named the Lexington Legends the recipient of the fifth annual John Henry Moss Community Service Award. The award was created in 2013 by Minor League Baseball in honor of the late John Henry Moss, who founded what would become the South Atlantic League in 1959 and headed the circuit until 2007. The Legends will receive their award at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Continue reading

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All-Girls School to Take Up Residence at Boulders’ Ballpark?

Ramapo (NY) town officials Tuesday offered an embattled New Hempstead private school the use of space in the town’s baseball stadium for classrooms for up to 400 girls.  Read more here.  UPDATE:  Read more here.

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Latest on Hamtramck’s Revival

Historic preservation, like baseball, involves some swings and misses.  Just ask the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium, the group trying to save Hamtramck’s (MI) historic Negro League ballpark.  Read more here.

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Grand Rapids Honors 9/11 Fallen First Responders

The annual ” Grand Rapids Memorial Stair Climb” was held on Saturday at Fifth Third Ball Park, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League).  It is done as a way to honor and remember those firefighters, police officers, and medical personnel who died on 9/11.  Read more and view photo here.

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Former Atlantic League Executive Joe Klein Passes Away at 75

PRESS RELEASE – Joe Klein, who presided over baseball operations as Executive Director of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball since its inception in 1998 and saw the league send more than 800 players to MLB organizations as the circuit became the premier independent professional baseball organization, died at Temple University Hospital from heart surgery complications on Wednesday morning at the age of 75, the league announced this morning. Continue reading

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