Governor Pat McCrory was part of the celebration in Kinston (NC) as the city formally recognized the return of baseball there for the first time since the end 2011. Read more and watch news report here.
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The Division III Junior College World Series is coming to Kinston (NC) for the third straight year, and locals are looking forward to showcasing Grainger Stadium with an eye toward a possible return of affiliated ball. Read more and watch news report here.
The Rookie-level Appalachian League has been considering expansion, but it is off the table for 2015. The hope of securing an Appy club is reportedly one reason Kinston (NC) has held off bringing a summer collegiate Coastal Plain League franchise to Grainger Stadium after losing the Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League) after the 2011 season. Read more here.
Ever since the Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League) fled Grainger Stadium for greener pastures in 2011, city officials have been working to find a replacement to anchor the ballpark. Meanwhile, they are doing their best to keep the facility busy. Read more and watch news report here. With a population under 25,000, we still believe the summer collegiate Coastal Plain League is Kinston’s best bet.
Cam McRae, the former chairman of the Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League) who headed the sale of the team last December, is trolling for a replacement team at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Dallas. So far, McRae is striking out. Read more here.
The Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League) will play their last home game tonight at Grainger Stadium. The team is relocating to Zebulon (NC) to replace the Double-A Carolina Mudcats (Southern League), which are moving to Pensacola (FL). Focus in town now turns to a replacement franchise. Read more here.
MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill visits Grainger Stadium, home of the departing Single-A Kinston Indians (Carolina League), which will move to Zebulon (NC) after the 2011 season. Read more and view photos here. In a related story, Hill takes a look at the prospects for a replacement franchise from the affiliated South Atlantic Continue reading
Minor League Baseball president Pat O’Connor was at Grainger Stadium in Kinston (NC) last Thursday to visit with representatives of the Kinston Indians (Class A Advanced, Carolina League). Unforuntately, O’Connor stroked the community into thinking that short-season professional ball could return to Kinston, after the Indians move to Zebulon (NC) to replace the Carolina Mudcats (Double-A Continue reading
As you know, the Single-A Kinston (NC) Indians will be relocating to Zebulon (NC) after the 2011 season, which will leave historic Grainger Stadium without a tenant. Current K-Tribe majority owner Cam McRae is optimistically working with others to find a replacement franchise, and he’s keeping a close eye on the Single-A Frederick (MD) Keys, which could become homeless if they lose Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The first ever “Freedom Classic” takes place at Historic Grainger Stadium February 25th-27th in Kinston, NC. The Freedom Classic brings college baseball back to Historic Grainger Stadium as the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy battle in a three game series during the first annual event. Continue reading