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.
Category Archives: League & Franchise
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
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 here. Read previous story here.
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.
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.