Tag Archives: Atlantic League

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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Rockers Close to Naming Mascot, Final Voting Underway

The High Point Rockers (Independent Professional, Atlantic League) have narrowed the list of possible names for the team’s mascot to nine, including Buck, Giddy Up, Hay Hay, Hobby, Thunder, Hutch, Hype, Ribbie and Splinter.  Fans have until Sunday, April 28th at midnight to vote for their favorite.  Click here to vote.  In cased you missed it, the team unveiled their uniforms last month.  Watch news report here.

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Editorial: Gastonia Wise to Explore Options for New Stadium’s Primary Baseball Tenant

The question now facing Gastonia (NC) city leaders as they move toward building a new multi-use stadium to serve as the anchor of the Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment District, is whether the Gastonia Grizzlies (Summer Collegiate, Coastal Plain League) will be one of the primary tenants of the new facility or if a different baseball franchise will play that role.  Read more here.

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Campbell’s Field Demolition Continues

The demolition continues at the site of Campbell’s Field, the former home of the Camden Riversharks (Independent Professional, Atlantic League).  View demolition photos here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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