Tag Archives: Atlantic League

Patriots to Host Inaugural Ballpark Brewfest

The Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) and Tapastre are teaming up to host dozens of craft breweries at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater on Sept. 14 for the first annual Ballpark Brewfest.  Read more here.  Learn more and get tickets here.

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Demolition of Newark Ballpark Stirs Memories

Construction crews continued the demolition of Newark’s (NJ) Riverfront Stadium last week, as the ballpark, built in 1999, met its unfortunate demise.  Read more and view photo here.

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Ducks Sign 10-Year Ballpark Lease Extension

The Long Island Ducks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) celebrated 20 seasons of baseball Friday, and at least 10 more are on the way.  As a capper to the pregame ceremony honoring the milestone before the Ducks faced the High Point Rockers at Bethpage Ballpark, team founder and CEO Frank Boulton signed a 10-year extension on the ballpark’s lease with Suffolk County.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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Atlantic League In, Coastal Plain League Out in Gastonia?

Gastonia (NC) leaders are leaning toward a new partnership that would bring a professional baseball franchise to the city, with the team playing in a new stadium just west of downtown and the ownership group also managing the multipurpose facility.  Read more here.

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Atlantic League Tests Electronic Strike Zone

Perhaps lost in the shuffle of viral videos and managerial milestones was the historic, in-game test of the “Trackman strike zone” at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) on Thursday morning/afternoon.  It was a day mainly marked by confusion; umpires were told to call “their” strike zone, but players, coaches and even some of the umpires themselves seemed to be confused about this.  Read more here.  Read background story here.

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Rockers Open New Park, Mascot Gets a Name

The High Point Rockers (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) held their inaugural home opener on Thursday, May 2, at the new BB&T Point in front of a reported crowd of 5,000.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.

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Blue Crabs Replace Ballpark Videoboard

One of the major additions to the start of the 2019 Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) season at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf (MD) is the brand-new LED video board from Brookings (SD)-based Daktronics out in right-center field.  Read more here.

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