Category Archives: Conference & Events

Lefties to Host 2018 WCL All-Star Game, Plan Saltwater Splashdown Home-Run Derby

Going yard will be going splash when the Port Angeles Lefties (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) host a home-run contest on the eve of the 2018 West Coast League All-Star Game at Civic Field this July.  Read more here.

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Whitecaps Hold Food Preview Event

While the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) players start getting in shape for their 25th season, Fifth Third Ballpark is getting ready to bring in some serious eats.  Read more and watch videos here.

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Klamath Falls to Host 2018 GWL All-Star Game

PRESS RELEASE – Historic Kiger Stadium in Klamath Falls, Oregon will be the site of the 2018 Great West League All-Star Game. “We’re excited to showcase our league’s top players in such a wonderful atmosphere,” said GWL Commissioner Ken Wilson. Continue reading

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Las Vegas Ballpark Groundbreaking Set for Feb. 23

The Howard Hughes Corporation will break ground on the new, $150-million ballpark in Summerlin (NV) for the Las Vegas 51s (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League) on Feb. 23.  Read more here.  The ballpark will be located near City National Arena, the practice facility for the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights.

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MiLB Expanding Hispanic Fan Engagement Initiative with National Event Series

Minor League Baseball® (MiLB™) today announced the launch of “Copa de la Diversión,” or “Fun Cup,” a season-long event series specifically designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with participating teams’ local U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities.

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Cricket at Historic Hamtramck Ballpark?

A community input meeting on plans to restore and redevelop a historic Negro League baseball stadium in Hamtramck (MI) drew dozens of residents Monday evening, including a group of youths from the Detroit enclave’s Bengali immigrant community.  Read more here.

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Soccer at Frame Park Too?

During the public presentation, both Big Top and Waukesha (WI) city officials referenced the possibility of soccer matches at the Frame Park ballfield.  Renderings provided by Big Top even showed the outline of a soccer field superimposed onto the ball diamond.  Read more here.

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