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Somerset Patriots Welcome 7-Millionth Fan

The Somerset Patriots welcomed their 7,000,000th Fan to TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday, July 26th. At 6:34 pm, Dan Heitkamp of Washington Township purchased the ticket to the game and entered the main gate with his 4-year old godson Logan where he was greeted by Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle among the fanfare.

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It’s the ‘High Point Rockers’

Dozens of High Point (NC) Baseball fans came out to BB&T Ballpark to celebrate the unveiling of the new team — The High Point Rockers (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Watch news report and view photos here.

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High Point Baseball Unveils Three Name-the-Team Finalists

The ownership of the Atlantic League (Independent Professional) franchise coming to High Point (NC) has unveiled the three finalists for the the club’s name-the-team contest, which include the Dragon Claws, Rockers, and Splinters.  Fans can vote now for their favorite name.  The team’s name and logo set will be unveiled on July 21.  Learn more and vote here.

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Somerset’s Ballpark Celebrates 20 Years

On Saturday night, TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), hosted an elaborate celebration for the 20th anniversary of the first game ever played there on June 7, 1999.  Read more and view photos here.  View more photos here.

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High Point Ballpark Developers Unveil Phase I

Developers revealed Phase I of the High Point (NC) baseball stadium project on Tuesday, which provides a glimpse of Phase II.  View photo gallery here.  The plan calls for 500K square feet of mixed-use space.  View rendering gallery here.

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Boulton Given Green Light to Search for Atlantic City Team Owner

The Atlantic City (NJ) City Council has authorized Frank Boulton, the former owner of the Atlantic City Surf (Independent Professional, Can-Am League/Atlantic League) to find an ownership group willing to bring minor league baseball back to Surf Stadium.  Read more here.

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‘Name the Team’ Time in High Point (NC)

With the ground broken and construction of BB&T Point well underway, it’s time to get your team named! What’s in a name? Everything! We have so much to draw from in coming up with a team name with High Point having an incredible history in furniture, textiles, trains, and even bus manufacturing, not to mention our Southern culture, hospitality, flora and fauna, great team name options abound. What’s yours?  Read more here.

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