PRESS RELEASE – Preparations for the 2020 season of North Shore Navigators baseball are well underway. On Monday, co-owner Derek January unveiled the team’s new logos, ticket information and some other pertinent details for the 13th straight summer of collegiate baseball at Lynn’s historic Fraser Field.
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The New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) announced on Thursday morning that it would be adding a franchise for the second straight year. The Bristol Blues will apparently replace the New Bedford Bay Sox to keep the league’s lineup at 13 teams. The Bay Sox logo no longer appears in the header of the NECBL’s website. Read more here. Read press release here.
PRESS RELEASE – The North Shore Navigators are devastated to announce the passing of beloved general manager Bill Terlecky after a courageous battle with cancer. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Futures Collegiate Baseball League’s North Shore Navigators are excited to announce local baseball icon Derek January as the leader of the team’s new ownership group. The transition from Patrick A. Salvi to the Swampscott native January was made official on Thursday. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Pittsfield Suns and the Goldklang Group on Monday announced that Michael Lieberman has been named the team’s new general manager. A 25-year veteran of the sports industry, Lieberman has served as a general manager in summer collegiate baseball for 11 seasons. He has also held leadership positions in both affiliated and independent professional baseball.
PRESS RELEASE – The New England Collegiate Baseball League is headed to one of the region’s most iconic summer communities, as the Martha’s Vineyard Sharks will join the New England League as an expansion organization for the 2019 season. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Futures Collegiate Baseball League Commissioner, Chris Hall, has announced the addition of Westfield, MA as an expansion team for the 2019 season. The Westfield franchise was purchased by local entrepreneurs Christopher Thompson and Don Moorhouse.
The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks (Summer Collegiate) Futures Collegiate Baseball League) are mired in a court dispute with the Futures Collegiate Baseball League over the club’s plans to switch to the New England Collegiate Baseball League next summer. Read more here.
The Brockton Rox (Summer Collegiate, Futures League) have announced that the Shaw’s Center, adjacent to Campanelli Stadium, will host Rick Derringer on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Derringer will play hits from his storied career, including “Hang On Sloopy,” “Frankenstein,” “Rock and Roll Hoochi Koo,” “Free Ride,” “Still Alive and Well,” “Real American” and many more.
PRESS RELEASE – The Nashua Silver Knights have replaced youth with experience in the general manager’s chair. Silver Knights owner Drew Weber announced on Thursday he has hired 61-year-old former Bristol Blues GM Rich Muntean, who has over 30 years of baseball front office experience, as the team’s new general manager.
When it comes to sports, Worcester hasn’t exactly hit a home run. The repeated failures of teams to survive – Tornadoes, Sharks, Surge, IceCats, Marauders, Bombardiers, et al. – have left many sports fans feeling jilted and alone. But the Worcester Bravehearts are drawing record crowds, placing 10th in the country in average per-game attendance for a summer collegiate baseball league this year. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Boston Globe correspondents Patricia Harris and David Lyon take a look at the summer collegiate Futures Collegiate
Baseball League. Read more here.
After a pair of games on the road to open the season, the North Shore Navigators (Summer Collegiate, Futures League) welcomed a franchise-record crowd of 3,523 fans to Fraser Field for their 2016 home debut against the Seacoast Mavericks. Read more and view photos here.
Representatives from USA Training Center presented their proposal at a Brentwood (NH) planning board meeting that was considered the first big step in what will likely be a lengthy approval process. The goal of the proposal is to provide home fields for the USA Mavericks Baseball Club and Seacoast Mavericks (Summer collegiate, Futures Collegiate Baseball League). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Highlighted by the popular Wayne Alarm Friday Night Fireworks Series, the Navigators have some other special plans in store for the 2016 season. Continue reading
USA Training Center is eyeing land in Brentwood (NH) for a possible 2,000- to 3,000-seat baseball stadium with four fields for amateur baseball, along with additional retail development. The facility would provide home fields for the USA Mavericks Baseball Club and Seacoast Mavericks (Summer Collegiate, Futures Collegiate Baseball League). Read more here.
Actor and island vacationer Bill Murray stopped by a Martha’s Vineyard Sharks game in Oak Bluffs over the weekend to provide some support and fun. Murray, one of the original Sharks owners when they were established in 2011 and now a minority owner, threw out the first pitch on Sunday night. Read more and view photos here.
More renovations are planned for Muzzy Field, home of the first-year Bristol Blues (Summer Collegiate, Futures Collegiate Baseball League), after baseball season ends. The $1.5 million second phase of improvements for the 101-year-old ballpark include putting a new press box behind home plate, extending the roof over the first baseline grandstand and even a new Wrigley Field-style sign with the name of the park. Read more here.
A blues-loving, zoot suit-wearing, saxophone-carrying bear has been introduced as the mascot for the first-year Bristol Blues (Summer Collegiate, Futures Collegiate Baseball League), but the character still needs a name. The team is seeking fan input. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Eastern Bank has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of the Futures Collegiate League All-Star game, which will be held on July 21, 2015 at Fraser Field in Lynn. Continue reading
The Torrington Titans (Summer Collegiate, Futures Collegiate Baseball League) have named Chris Myslow as the team’s new general manager. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Pittsfield Suns and the Goldklang Group are pleased to announce the addition of veteran baseball executive Eben Yager, who will serve as President of the ballclub. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – When the Suns arrived in Pittsfield prior to the 2012 season, they promised change and tenure. They accomplished the former right away, and are now pleased to announce a new agreement that will ensure the latter. Continue reading
The owner of a fledgling East Coat Baseball League based in Canada is interested in bringing a team to Old Orchard Beach (ME) to play next summer at The Ballpark, after the summer collegiate Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) were sold and moved to Bristol (CT). Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Fraser Field turns 75 years old this upcoming summer so needless to say, there have been plenty of big games played right here in Lynn. The North Shore Navigators are adding to that list as on Tuesday afternoon General Manager Bill Terlecky announced that his ball club will be hosting the 2015 Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) All-Star Game. Continue reading
The summer collegiate Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (Futures Collegiate Baseball League will not return for the 2015 season. Owner John Gallo said Friday that he was unable to find investors or a new owner and that he has sold the franchise, which will be located in Bristol (CT). Read more here. Thanks to Mark Tobin for the heads up.
The summer collegiate Futures League and the City of Bristol formally announced last week the addition of the Bristol Blues that will begin play at historic Muzzy Field in 2015. The franchise will be owned and operated by Bristol College Baseball, Inc. The ownership group includes Elliot Scheiner, a 7-time Grammy Award winner, David and Steve Lindland and Tonino Mavuli. Read more and view jerseys here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Worcester Bravehearts’ General Manager, Dave Peterson, has been named the Futures Collegiate Baseball League’s 2014 Executive of the Year. The announcement was made by FCBL commissioner, Chris Hall, as part of the league’s annual post-season awards. The FCBL awards are voted on by personnel from each of the league’s ten member clubs. Continue reading
The Bristol (CT) city park commissioners Wednesday unanimously backed a deal with the summer collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League to use historic Muzzy Field for the next three years. One of the owners of the yet-to-be named team is seven-time Grammy winner Elliott Scheiner. Baseball veteran Rick Muntean will serve as general manager. Read more here.
The summer collegiate Worcester Bravehearts, the latest entry in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, will play their first game at Torrington (CT) Wednesday against the Torrington Titans and take on the Pittsfield Suns Thursday in their home opener at Hanover Insurance Park. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Brockton Rox announced the hiring of veteran baseball executive Todd Marlin as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rox Baseball today. Marlin is the latest addition to the team’s senior management team which also includes President and majority owner Chris English, Shaw’s Center Vice President Michael Canina, and consulting partner Andy Continue reading
The summer collegiate North Shore Navigators (Futures League) have partnered with the five Lynn (MA)-based Little League programs to promote youth interest in baseball and increase attendance at Fraser Field. Read more here. This is more than just your run-of-the-mill Field of Dreams program for youth teams.
PRESS RELEASE – The Torrington Titans are excited to announce the newest addition to the front office staff, Michelle Cowels, as Assistant General Manager for the 2014 season. Michelle worked as a Media Relations intern in Nashua during the 2013 season, helping her gain knowledge to lead her to this position. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – By an overwhelming margin, the public has voted to name Worcester’s newest baseball team the “Bravehearts” and the team’s new logo has been unveiled. Continue reading
As part of their community outreach effort, the the owners of the yet-t0-be-named summer collegiate Futures League expansion franchise in Worcester (MA) have created the Worcester Baseball Advisory Board made up of local sports, business and civic leaders. Read more here.
Chris English, chairman of the Brockton 21st Century Corp. and former owner of the defunct indy pro Nashua Pride (Atlantic League) from 1998-2004, was introduced as the new owner of the summer collegiate Brockton Rox (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) at press conference on Monday. Read more and view photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – With the departure of General Manager, Taylor McCarthy, the Raging Tide have remained consistent in naming Taylor Fisher, of Merrimac, MA, as McCarthy’s replacement. The move comes just days after McCarthy accepted a job as the Marketing Director for the Stockton Ports, the Oakland Athletics Single-A Affiliate, of the California League. Continue reading