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Start-Up Baseball League Targets African Americans, Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff (AR) is one of the cities being considered for a franchise in a new professional baseball league geared toward African-American players.  Representatives of the National Urban Professional Baseball League will hold tryouts at Pine Bluff Regional Park on May 31 and June 1, according to Michael Mayden, a former professional scout who is helping to organize the league.  Read more here.  Read about Tennessee team here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the heads up.

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Pioneer League, Northwest League Extend All-Star Pact

PRESS RELEASE – The Pioneer Baseball League and the Northwest League on Tuesday announced the signing of an agreement with Minor League Baseball, continuing the interleague All-Star Game through the 2020 season. Continue reading

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Pueblo (CO) Exploring New Ballpark, Professional Baseball

Pueblo County’s Operation Home Run committee is exploring the idea of building a professional baseball stadium and youth complex at the site near the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo (CO).  If it’s affiliated ball, the Rookie-level Pioneer League would seem to make the most sense, although it would be the circuit’s furthest outpost.  Read more and view renderings hereRead previous story here.

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Atlantic League to High Point (NC)?

The High Point (NC) City Council approved spending up to $15 million to purchase land in downtown High Point for a multi-purpose stadium to serve as home of an Atlantic League (Independent Professional) baseball franchise.  Read more and view renderings here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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MLB in Montreal: No More Investors Need Apply

According to a source, a group of Montreal investors has met the conditions laid out by Major League Baseball to get a team back in the city.  Read more here.

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Northwoods League Grants Affiliate Status to Huron (SD)

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkPRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League, Inc.’s Board of Directors has considered and unanimously approved an application for Affiliate Status for the City of Huron, South Dakota. Continue reading

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Ballpark Development MOU Expires in Jackson (MI)

Frontier League logoPro baseball isn’t coming to Jackson (MI) any time soon, as plans to develop a baseball stadium at the Jackson County Fairgrounds have fallen through without a naming rights partner.  Read more here.

Jackson Ballpark conceptual rendering

Jackson Ballpark conceptual rendering

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