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Freedom Pro Baseball League Announces Interleague Play, Prepares for Expansion

Freedom Pro Baseball League LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Freedom Pro Baseball League today announced their plans for expansion throughout Arizona and California. The league has also agreed to play interleague games with Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs (PAPBC) for the 2013 season. The PAPBC has teams in San Rafael, California, Maui and Hilo Hawaii. Continue reading

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Pacific Association to Replace NAL North

SR_Pacifics_LogoComp01YNa Koa Ikaika Maui LogoThe new indy pro Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs will replace the North Division of the indy pro North American League.  In addition to playing each other, the San Rafael Pacifics, traveling Sonoma County Grapes, Na Koa Ikaika Maui, and Hawaii Stars will play 24 interleague games.  The two Continue reading

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Freedom League Announces Return in 2013

Despite the circuit’s turbulent inaugural season, the independent Freedom Pro Baseball League is promising to return in 2013 with plans to expand from four to six teams.  Read more here.

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Freedom League Cancels Playoffs

In an apparent cost-cutting move, the start-up indy pro Freedom Pro Baseball League has reportedly cancelled the league’s playoffs scheduled for Sept. 6-10 at Scottsdale Stadium.  Read more here.

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Freedom Pro Baseball League Expects to Return

The indy pro Freedom Pro Baseball League is wrapping up its red-ink-bleeding inaugural season, but league chief Joe Sperle doesn’t seem deterred from returning next season in an interview with Rodney Johnson, president of the Arizona Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).  In the interview, Sperle attempts to show how his Continue reading

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The Freedom League’s Financial Woes

In not-so-surprising news, the start-up Freedom Pro Baseball League is reportedly struggling financially.  Read more here.  We could hammer away on the clipart logo, the use of spring-training ballparks, launching on the fly, and apparent undercapitalization, but you have all heard it before with these “we really don’t know what we are doing” leagues.  All you can do is read and shake your head.

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Freedom Pro Baseball League Makes Debut

The start-up Freedom Pro Baseball League made its debut Saturday, as the Copper State Prospectors defeated the Arizona Centennials 5-3 at Scottsdale Stadium.  The reported attendance was 637.  Read more here.  Thanks to Jason Mutum for the link.

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Federals Secure Lease in Prescott (AZ)

The new indy pro Montezuma Federals (start-up Freedom Pro Baseball League) have agreed to terms with Yavapai College in Prescott (AZ) to play at Roughrider Park starting May 19.  Read more and view ballpark photo here.  We have to say that Roughrider Park is a far cry from the quality of stadium pictured in the header of the league’s website.

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Freedom League Launches in Arizona

PRESS RELEASE – The Freedom Pro Baseball League & the City of Scottsdale have agreed on the use of Scottsdale Stadium for the League’s 2012 Inaugural Season starting May 19 through September 21st. The Freedom Pro Baseball League will play approximately 45 games at Scottsdale Stadium. Continue reading

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