Andy Appleby, chief investor in a small group that launched the Utica (MI)-based United Shore Professional Baseball League in 2016, said the endeavor that combines developmental baseball with affordable family fun should again be as financially profitable as its first three seasons. Appleby said he’s in talks with four or five expansion cities. Read more here.
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The Utica Unicorns’ 5-0 victory Sunday over the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers in front of 3,851 fans at Jimmy John’s Field in the inaugural championship game of the United Shore Professional Baseball League marked the successful conclusion of the first phase of Andy Appleby‘s plan to launch his own developmental baseball empire. Read more here.
Today marks the launch of the three-team developmental United Shore Professional Baseball League at the new 2,000-seat, $15-million Jimmy John’s Field. But according to owner Andy Appleby, former owner of the Fort Wayne Wizards (Single-A, Midwest League), this is just the beginning. He envisions expanding the USPBL to 20 teams in 10 Midwest stadiums over the next decade. By 2017, he wants at least four to six teams playing, and 10 to 12 teams by 2020. Read more here.
Rochester sports entrepreneur Andy Appleby and his General Sports and Entertainment have released aerial drone footage of $12-million, 2,000-seat Jimmy John’s Field currently under construction in Utica (MI). The ballpark will be the home of the three-team United Shore Professional Baseball League. Read more here.
A ceremonial groundbreaking for a $12 million professional baseball stadium in Utica (MI) is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 23. The project is led by Rochester (MI) sports entrepreneur Andy Appleby and will be entirely privately financed through his General Sports organization. The stadium is slated to be home to a three-team independent developmental baseball league launching in 2016. Read more here.