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Joplin Hears Pitch from Ballpark Suitor

A newly formed professional baseball league wants an answer from Joplin (MO) city officials by about Nov. 15 on whether the city would be willing to lease Joe Becker Stadium, starting in 2019, for a Joplin team.  Read more here.

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Great West League Adds Klamath Falls to 2018 Lineup

PRESS RELEASE – The Klamath Falls Gems are stepping up to the Great West League. “We’re thrilled that the Gems ownership recognizes the value of being in our league,” announced Great West League Commissioner Ken Wilson. Continue reading

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Start-Up Expedition League Announces Minot (ND) Franchise

The start-up Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) has added Minot (ND) to its inaugural season lineup.  The team will be called the Souris Valley Aviators, Sabre Dogs, Warbirds or Wingmen, and will begin play at Corbett Field in May 2018.  Read more here.

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Mets to Acquire Syracuse Chiefs

The New York Mets have reached an agreement to buy the Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, International League) and make the baseball team its top minor league affiliate.  Read more here.

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Pecos League Revives Osos

After a 7-year hiatus, the Ruidoso Osos will return to the Pecos League lineup in 2018.  The Ruidoso (NM) market is the midway point between Roswell to Alamogordo.  Read more here.

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Expedition League Adds Minot to Lineup

The start-up Expedition League (Summer Collegiate) has officially added Minot (ND) to their 2018 inaugural season lineup.  The team will play at Corbett Field.  As you might recall, ballpark hosted the Minot Mallards (Independent Professional, Prairie League) from 1995-1997.  Read more here.

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Amarillo, Elmore Sports Group Agree to New Ballpark Lease Terms

After weeks of negotiations, the City of Amarillo and the Elmore Sports Group have agreed upon a 30-year lease for the new Double A minor league baseball team to begin play in a new $45.5 million downtown stadium in 2019.  Read more here.

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