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Futures League Adds Westfield (MA) to 2019 Lineup

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.

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M.V. Sharks in Legal Battle Over Plans to Depart Futures League for NECBL

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.

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Holman Stadium Turning 80, Big Bash Planned

It’s an 80th birthday party, but it’s not for gramps or grandma or eccentric old Auntie Millie, nor for your canine who is turning 80 in dog years.  Read more here.

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Brockton Rox Announce Rick Derringer Concert

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.

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Silver Knights Name Muntean GM

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.

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Mavericks Play Last Games in Portsmouth, Leary Field

After five summers playing its home games at the Leary Field near downtown Portsmouth (NH), Seacoast Maverick’s (Summer Collegiate, Futures League) owner Dave Hoyt confirmed that Sunday’s doubleheader games against Nashua were the last two games the team would play in the city.  Read more here.

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Banners Honor Newcombe, Campanella at Holman Stadium

Two 12-foot banners depicting and commemorating two African American baseball players, Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella, who played for the Nashua Dodgers and then went on to star for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the major leagues, were unveiled Tuesday at Holman Stadium in Nashua (NH). Read more and view banners here.

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