PRESS RELEASE – In a press conference several weeks ago, the Prospect League and team officials announced Hannibal’s return to the league lineup for 2018 with a new ownership structure and completely new management. This is to be, for all intents and purposes, a new team, not a revival of the one that played at Clemens Field up until two seasons ago. Continue reading
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Baseball Returns to Hannibal, Officials Introduce ‘Hannibal Hoots’
Cavemen Co-Owner Hopes to Get Team Back in the Game
Rick DeStefane, co-owner of the Hannibal Cavemen (Summer Collegiate, Prospect League), hopes a meeting on Tuesday can be the first step toward bringing summer collegiate baseball back to the city in 2018. The city of Hannibal filed a lawsuit last Monday alleging that Clemons Field Management LLC is in breach of its lease agreement. Read more here.
Flood Waters Recede From Field at Clemens
Mississippi River flood waters have receded from the playing surface at Clemens Field, home of the summer collegiate Hannibal Cavemen (Prospect League), but there is plenty of standing water around the ballpark. Read more and view photo gallery here. View photo of Clemens head deep in water.
Filed under Stadium Issues
Ballpark to WWII Prison to Ballpark Again
For those in the Hannibal (MO) area, you may already know this, but historic Clemens Field, home of the summer collegiate Hannibal Cavemen (Prospect League), once served as a World War II prison camp for German P.O.W.s for six weeks in September, 1944. Read more and view then and now ballpark photos here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Filed under Human Interest, Stadium Issues
Former Cavemen Owners Facing Lawsuits
Anyone have the number for the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer? The former owners of the summer collegiate Hannibal Cavemen (Prospect League), Larry Owens and Bob Hemend, are facing lawsuits filed by F&M Bank and Michgan-based Qualite Sports Lighting stemming from the revival of historic Clemens Field. Read more here. We assume there are still unsettled legalities surrounding Continue reading
Filed under Legal, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
Ownership Tornado Creates Quite a Mess in Hannibal
We are not sure of all the facts here, but there is plenty going on in Hannibal (MO) stemming from an ongoing ownership dispute between Larry Owens and Bob Hemond, who own 71 percent of the summer collegiate Prospect League’s Hannibal Cavemen. Claims of financial mismanagement, a pair of lawsuits, a recent receivership hearing, and action by the Hannibal City Council authorzing F&M Continue reading
Ownership Tensions in Hannibal, Ballpark Safety Questioned
An apparent falling out between Bob Hemond and Larry Owens, two owners of the Prospect League’s Hannibal (MO) Cavemen, has inspired at least one local news story. Owens, who’s had limited contact with Hemond and little to do with the operations of the franchise since he decided to sell his share of the club, is questioning the safety of Clemens Field, because of inadequate team maintenance Continue reading
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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Clemens Field (Hannibal, MO)
Baseball Road Trip visits historic (and restored) Clemens Field, the home of the summer collegiate Prospect League’s Hannibal (MO) Cavemen. Read review and view photos here.
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