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Hang Tough: D-Day Salute to the Men of Easy Company Tonight

PRESS RELEASE – Major Richard “Dick” Winters was the third commanding officer (CO) of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. While initially serving as a platoon leader of Easy as a 2nd Lieutenant, he gained the mutual respect and the trust of the men who would later be part of one of the largest invasions known to mankind. Major Winters’ heroism & Continue reading

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Northwoods League Releases 2011 Virtual Guide

PRESS RELEASE – As the 18th season of Northwoods League baseball approaches, the Northwoods League has released the 2011 Northwoods League Virtual Guide.  This season’s Virtual Guide, the second edition, engages the viewer with an even greater variety of information about the League, its 16 teams and cities, alumni and so much more. Continue reading

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Greenville Drive, Warehouse Theatre Partner to Bring ‘Shoeless’ Show to Fans

PRESS RELEASE – Two community-minded organizations, both located in Downtown Greenville’s Historic West End have come together to bring baseball and entertainment fans together with a unique experience. The Warehouse Theatre and the Greenville Drive announced today a partnership on a new production titled, “Something More Than a Game.” Continue reading

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Frontier League Documentary Released

Rossetti Productions has announced the release of a new documentary titled “The Frontier League: The Early Years.”  The hour long film is the first in a two-part series chronicling the teams that played in the league in 1993, the circuit’s inaugual season, and 1994.  The second half of the series is expected to be released prior to the start of the league’s 20th anniversary season in 2012.  We can’t Continue reading

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Dash Issue 2010-11 Community Report

PRESS RELEASE – The Winston-Salem Dash issued the team’s 2010-11 Community Report today indicating that the team’s inaugural year at BB&T Ballpark was highly successful according to a number of key measures, including game attendance, job creation, revenue generation, community outreach and the team’s on-field record. Continue reading

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2011 Edition of Baseball Travel Map Now Available

For those who like to take road trips around the country to visit baseball ballparks, historical sites, museums, and other attractions, the 2011 edition of the Baseball Travel Map is now available.  The guide provides the location for every professional baseball stadium (MLB, spring training, affiliated, and indy pro) in the U.S. and Canada.  Get your map by clicking here.

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Baseball Books on Deck

Looking for a great gift for good ol’ dad this Fathers’ Day? MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at a variety of new fun and interesting minor-league books that might fit the bill, including Bottom of the 33rd, about the longest game in professional baseball history between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings in 1981.  Read more here.

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Snagging Balls and Other Baseball Stuff

Author and professional “baseball hawk” Zack Hample has written a new book called The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches, where he shares antecdotes about baseballs, talks about the baseball manufacturing process, and provides tips on snagging balls.  We haven’t read the book, but it looks interesting.  Hample has retrieved over 4,600 baseballs from 48 Major League stadiums.  Read more here.

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Cape League Baseball Exhibit Opens at JFK Hyannis Museum on Friday

PRESS RELEASE – The Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame exhibit inside the JFK Hyannis Museum will reopen Friday (Feb. 18) from 3-6 p.m. for the season in conjunction with the beginning of school vacation. Continue reading

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Frontier League Documentary in the Works?

Chip Rossetti from Evansville (IN) is reportedly producing a documentary on the Frontier League going back to the league’s inaugural season in 1993.  Rossetti says he has worked on eight short films, and has apparently received three Telly awards and five videographer awards for production to his credit.  He hopes to complete his work in time for the 20th anniversary of the league in 2012.  Read more here.

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New Minor League Documentary Released

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A new minor league baseball documentary produced and directed by Boise (ID) filmmaker Tony Okun has been released.  The film called Time in the Minors – Two Players, One Dream follows life and times of two minor league players, including a struggling veteran and a first round draft pick with a $1 million signing bonus.  Read more here.

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Actress Andie McDowell to Debut Baseball Documentary Today

PRESS RELEASE – Andie MacDowell and the Asheville Tourists will debut the release of the actress’s documentary “Before The First Pitch” prior to the team’s game at McCormick Field on Sunday, August 22, when the Tourists host the Savannah Sand Gnats at 2:05 p.m. Continue reading

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A New Book About Historic Rickwood Field

Biographer Allen Barra takes a close look at historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham (AL) in his new book Rickwood Field: A Century in America’s Oldest Ballpark.  Read more here.

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Coastal Plain League Announces ‘CPL Corner’ in Baseball America

PRESS RELEASE – The Coastal Plain League announced today that it has reached a working agreement with Baseball America to feature a “Coastal Plain League Corner” in each issue of Baseball America starting with the May 31st issue and running through the end of their summer league coverage. Continue reading

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Northwoods League Goes Green, Launches New Virtual Guide

PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League has “gone green” in 2010 with today’s launching of the Northwoods League Virtual Guide. The Guide, found at NWLGuide.com, is the second of four big technical advancements coming to the Northwoods League family of websites prior to opening day on June 2nd. Earlier this month the Northwoods League re-launched www.northwoodsleague.com. Continue reading

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Riverdogs’ Mike Veeck & Daughter Featured in New ESPN Book

PRESS RELEASE – A new book by ESPN entitled “Fathers & Daughters & Sports” features a piece written by Charleston RiverDogs president Mike Veeck. Continue reading

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BayBears to Host Satchel Paige Biographer

PRESS RELEASE – On Saturday, May 15, author Larry Tye, will be visiting Hank Aaron Stadium as the BayBears take on the Chattanooga Lookouts at 7:05 p.m. Mr. Tye is the author of the recently-released, New York Times Bestseller, Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend. Continue reading

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Veeck/Murray Featured in Minnesota Business Magazine

With baseball season just around the corner two of the most well-known names in the St. Paul Saints organization, President Mike Veeck and Team Psychologist Bill Murray, sat down with reporters from the Minnesota Business Magazine.  You can read their Q&A’s by clicking on Continue reading

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SABR Offers Free Guide

The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is offering a free PDF of their 570-page Emerald Guide to Baseball 2010.  The publication includes all the stats for every player active in the major and minor leagues in 2009.  To get your copy, click here.

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