Tag Archives: Atlantic League

Newark Ballpark to be Demolished, Replaced with Mixed-Use Development

Newark Bears LogoOfficials announced more details on Thursday about the future of the Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium site in Downtown Newark (NJ). Continue reading

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Atlantic League Renames Groundskeeping Award

Atlantic League LogoThe Atlantic League (Independent Professional) has announced that its annual groundskeeping award has been renamed to honor former Somerset Patriots groundskeeper Ray Cipperly.  Read more here.  Read press release here.


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Camden, Atlantic City Could Return to Atlantic League

Atlantic League LogoIn a lengthy phone conversation with Atlantic League CEO and founder Frank Boulton, he confirmed that that the league has had conversations about a return to “one or both” of the Atlantic City and Camden markets, but not for the 2017 season.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.


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Barnstormers Ask County for Help Paying Lease

Lancaster Barnstormers LogoThe owner of the Lancaster Barnstormers (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), enduring heavy losses, is asking Lancaster County to help pay its rent at Clipper Magazine Stadium.  But the county would get repaid in full by 2034, according to a proposal by Lancaster Baseball LLC.  Read more here.

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Patriots to Honor 100th Birthday of WWII Veteran

Somerset PatriotsThe Somerset Patriots (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) will honor the memory of John Basilone with a bobblehead on Sunday, September 11, as part of a series of events to recognize the 100th birthday of the first enlisted Marine in World War II to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery on Guadalcanal.  Read more and watch news report here.  View Patriots schedule here.


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Tim Tebow Pursuing Baseball Career, Minor League Teams Engage

Birmingham Barons LogoBridgeport Blue Fish LogoESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion Tim Tebow is pursuing a career in professional baseball. Several minor league teams responded, including the Birmingham Barons (Double-A, Southern League) and Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  Read more here.

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Atlantic City Tees Up ‘The Sandcastle’ for Future Team

Atlantic City SurfSurf Stadium, aka “The Sandcastle,” former home of the Atlantic City Surf (Independent Professional, Can-Am League/Atlantic League), is undergoing continuous renovations as Atlantic City (NJ) plans for it’s future.  City officials hope to bring a baseball team back in the coming years.  Read more and view photos here.

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