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Financing Nearly Lined Up for New Waco Ballpark, Team

Southwest League LogoBackers of a minor league baseball team that wants to make the Waco (TX) area home say they’ve lined up most of the financing they’ll need to build a stadium and launch the team.  Read more here.

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Contemplating Wichita’s Baseball Future

Wichita Wingnut LogoTexas League New LogoThe Wichita Eagle’s Bob Lutz takes a look at the future of baseball in Wichita (KS), as discussions in several markets remain heated over the possibility of that the San Antonio Missions (Double-A, Texas League) will need a new home if San Antonio steps up to the plate to lure the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League).  Read more here.

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Onondaga Flames Join PGCBL

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PRESS RELEASE – The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is proud to announce the newest addition to its roster, the Onondaga Flames. Continue reading

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No Triple-A Ballpark for San Antonio in 2019

Colorado Springs Sky Sox LogoSan Antonio MissionsSan Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor on Wednesday effectively shelved a plan to bring Triple-A baseball to San Antonio (TX) by the 2019 season.  Taylor acknowledged Wednesday that meeting a 2019 launch date is now nearly impossible, based on rough estimates of construction time.  It’s unclear whether David Elmore will continue to push for a new stadium in San Antonio and how this news might affect other cities hoping to land the city’s Double-A franchise.  Read more here.

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American Association, New Ballpark Coming to Rosemont

American Association Logo High-ResA minor league baseball team and a brand new ballpark are coming to Rosemont.  Village officials announced Wednesday morning that the board of trustees approved funding for a new $55 million, 6,300-seat stadium near O’Hare airport.  The new stadium will host a franchise from the American Association (Independent Professional).  Read more here.

Rendering by Snow Kreilich Architects

Rendering by Snow Kreilich Architects

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Sam Lynn Garage Sale Saturday

Bakersfield Blaze LogoThough the Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League) franchise is over after 75 years, fans have one last chance to get their hands on some Blaze memorabilia at an open house sale this Saturday.  Read more here.

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Sam Lynn Ballpark May Not Close

Bakersfield Blaze LogoIt appeared Monday night that the sun had set on Sam Lynn Ballpark, as the Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League) were swept out of the second round of the minor league baseball playoffs.  But, during Tuesday’s meeting, the Kern County (CA) Board of Supervisors said they want to keep the stadium open for other local non-professional baseball teams to use and there are already several organizations stepping up to the plate.  Read more and watch news report here.

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