PRESS RELEASE – Main Street Baseball announced today the hiring of Jonathan Harris as its first Chief Operating Officer (COO). In that role, Mr. Harris will be responsible for overseeing the operations and management of each of MSB’s four minor league baseball teams, as well as working closely with the CEO, Dave Heller, to seek out, assess and evaluate future opportunities in professional sports. Continue reading
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Main Street Baseball Hires First Chief Operating Officer
Ballpark Enhancements Integral to Success
Lowell Spinners owner David Heller knows he has two constituencies: the fans and the Boston Red Sox. If he keeps building, they’ll keep coming. Read more here.
State Senator Joins Bandits Ownership Group
PRESS RELEASE – In the midst of the most successful run in Quad Cities baseball history, the River Bandits and Main Street Baseball today announced a change in the ownership of the Quad Cities River Bandits. Iowa State Senator Roby Smith has joined managing partner Dave Heller as owners of the team. Continue reading
Heller Vows Lowell Franchise, Ballpark Improvements
New Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) owner Dave Heller told city councilors last week that he is determined to improve the baseball team and the city-owned LeLacheur Park where it plays, before he entered closed-door negotiations with the city on the park lease. Read more here.
Spinners New Owner Brings Swinging Pirate Ship to LeLacheur Park
PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have unveiled the first new attraction of the Dave Heller era at LeLacheur Park. The Gator Gondola is officially open to the public. The ride will debut on Thursday, July 28th, as the team kicks off a three-game home stand with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm. Continue reading
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Reflecting On 19 Years of Weber Family Ownership of Spinners
Having sold a clothing business in Manhattan that had been in the Weber family for three generations, Drew and Joann were ready to do something crazy and fun. So they bought a short-season Class A minor-league baseball team. Summers in Lowell (MA) were about to get crazy and fun, with laughter and tossed T-shirts filling the warm night air. Read more here.
It’s Official: Heller New Owner of Spinners
With a letter of “non-disapproval” from Major League Baseball in hand, Dave Heller officially became the new owner of the Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) on Tuesday. Read more here.
Spinners Reportedly Sold to Heller
Lowell Spinners (Single-A, New York-Penn League) owner Drew Weber has reportedly signed a purchase-and-sale agreement to sell the team to Dave Heller of Main Street Baseball LLC. Read more here.
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Mavericks Announce Changes to Executive Management
PRESS RELEASE – The High Desert Mavericks announced they have named Ben Hemmen the New General manager of the California League club and promoted Ryan Cook to Vice President. In a press conference with team owner Dave Heller and Cal League President Charlie Blaney on Monday afternoon at Heritage Field, the Mavericks announced a change to their executive Continue reading
New Team Owners Will Bring Improvements to Dehler Park
No specific plan has been unveiled yet, but the new owners of the Rookie-level Billings Mustangs (Pioneer League) will work to make Dehler Park better, including enhancing the park’s group area and growing food services. Read more here.
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Main Street Baseball Officially Takes Reins of Billings Mustangs
PRESS RELEASE – Main Street Baseball, LLC, has officially taken the reins of the Billings Mustangs, the rookie-level Pioneer League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, the team announced Tuesday. Major League Baseball has approved the team’s sale, formally bringing the Mustangs into the Main Street Baseball family, led by Dave Heller and Bob Herrfeldt. Continue reading
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Main Street Baseball Purchases Billings Mustangs
PRESS RELEASE – Main Street Baseball, LLC, has purchased the Billings Mustangs, the rookie-level Pioneer League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The ownership group and team will make a formal announcement at 3:00 pm mountain time this afternoon at Dehler Park. Continue reading
Heller Buying Mustangs? Team Plans ‘Major Announcement’ Friday
The Rookie-level Billings Mustangs (Pioneer League) have called a press conference for 3 p.m. Friday to make what the Pioneer League franchise is calling “a major announcement” about the team’s future. Attendees will include Mustangs President Woody Hahn, Main Street Baseball President Dave Heller and Main Street Baseball partner Bob Herrfeldt. Read more here.
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River Bandits to Add ‘Drop and Twist’ Ride to Modern Woodmen Campus
Wanting to create a park inside a park, Dave Heller, the owner of the Single-A Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League), has bought a new ride called a Drop and Twist to compliment the merry-go-round and Ferris wheel at Modern Woodmen Park. The attractions will be ready by May 2014 and stay open even when the Bandits are on the road. Read more and watch news report here.
Mavericks, Adelanto Team Up to Improve Playing Field
PRESS RELEASE – Main Street Baseball LLC, the new owners of the Mavericks, brought Steve Bush, of Bush Sports Turf in Milan, Illinois, to do a field survey and make recommendations on field improvements. Bush is an industry leader in sports turf installation and maintenance, and its long list of clients include the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs and the University of Iowa. Bush Sports Continue reading
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