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Johnson Named Dash GM

PRESS RELEASE – C.J. Johnson will become president and general manager of the Winston-Salem Dash effective October 13, 2017 following the departure of long-time president Geoff Lassiter. Johnson joined the Dash in October 2012 as vice president, ticket sales. Lassiter has been named president of the Minor League Baseball’s Carolina League, which has ten member teams, including the Winston-Salem Dash. Continue reading

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Lassiter Named Carolina League President

PRESS RELEASE – Geoff Lassiter, who has served as president of the Winston-Salem Dash since 2010, will succeed John Hopkins as president of Minor League Baseball’s Carolina League effective January 1, 2018. The Carolina League consists of ten member teams. Hopkins has served as president of the Carolina League since 1984. Continue reading

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P-Nats Revive New Ballpark Talk in Prince William County

Just a few weeks ago, the Potomac Nationals (Single-A, Carolina League) seemed destined to flee Prince William County (VA) — but the team might yet be able to craft a new stadium deal in the area and avoid the pitfalls of the old arrangement that fell apart in July.  Read more here.

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Post Ballpark Groundbreaking, Fayetteville Works to Finalize Surrounding Development Contract

Durham-based Prince Charles Holdings is spending $65 million in private investment in the area surrounding Fayetteville’s developing baseball stadium.  The city’s baseball committee met Wednesday evening in closed session for more than an hour to discuss the second phase of agreements with the investment group.  Read more and view rendering here.

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Fayetteville Breaks Ground on New Ballpark

Construction on Fayetteville’s $33 million minor league baseball stadium started symbolically Monday with about two dozen key stakeholders using gold-colored shovels to dig into land between the Prince Charles Hotel and the Amtrak station on Hay Street.  Read more here.

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A Pre-Total Eclipse Groundbreaking for Fayetteville Ballpark

The city and the Houston Astros will break ground on a $31 million baseball stadium on Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. That’s the same day as the total eclipse that will cross the Southeast between 2 and 3 p.m. Since the ceremony will take place earlier, there’s no worry about the event being called on account of darkness.  Read more here.

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P-Nats to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of ‘The Mighty Ducks’ Saturday

The Potomac Nationals will be hosting “The Mighty Ducks 25th Anniversary Night” at Pfitzner Stadium on Saturday, July 22nd.  Film actor Matt Doherty, A.K.A. Lester Averman from The Mighty Ducks movie franchise, will throw out the first pitch and sign autographs.  Read more here.

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