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Pecos League Takes Over Sam Lynn Ballpark

bakersfield-train-robbersThe Bakersfield Train Robbers (Independent Professional, Pecos League) have set up shop at Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield (CA).  The team replaces the former Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League), which departed for the Carolina League.  Read more and view photo here.


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Sam Lynn Garage Sale Saturday

Bakersfield Blaze LogoThough the Bakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League) franchise is over after 75 years, fans have one last chance to get their hands on some Blaze memorabilia at an open house sale this Saturday.  Read more here.

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Blaze, Mavs Heading to Carolina League

Bakersfield Blaze LogoHigh Desert Mavericks 2 AlternativeMinor League Baseball will reportedly announce today that the Bakersfield Blaze and High Desert Mavericks will be contracted from the Single-A California League at the end of the 2016 season.  In the worst-kept industry secret, the two franchises will head east for the Single-A Carolina League.  The Cal League will become an eight-team, one-division circuit.  Read more here.  Read background story here.

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Blaze and Salinas Still Talking New Ballpark, Relocation

Bakersfield Blaze LogoCity leaders said earlier this week they are continuing to work with Bakersfield Blaze owner D.G. Elmore on developing a ballpark as well as a hotel, restaurant and retail complex on the corner of John and Abbott streets in Salinas (CA).  Read more here.

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Elmore Eyes New Property in Salinas for Blaze Relocation

Bakersfield Blaze LogoBakersfield Blaze (Single-A, California League) owner D.G. Elmore says that, following an unsuccessful effort to build a ballpark on the Front Street property of Hayward Lumber in Salinas (CA), he is cautiously optimistic that he will close a similar deal on property at the corner of John and Abbott streets.  Read more here.

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New Picnic Area on Deck at Sam Lynn Ballpark

Bakersfield Blaze LogoRenovations plans are underway at Sam Lynn Ballpark, home of the Single-A Bakersfield Blaze (California League), which will turn the  Terrace area along the third base line into a covered, 500 capacity picnic area.  Read more here.  View construction update here.

Bakersfield Blaze New Picnic Area

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Pondering the Future of the Blaze

Bakersfield Blaze LogoBakersfield (CA) has had a minor-league baseball team for 73 years.  For at least 29 of those years, team officials have wanted to play in a new stadium.  That desire hasn’t changed under the frustrated current ownership.  Read more here.

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