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Adelanto Makes Plans for Ballpark Without Mavs

High Desert Mavericks 2 AlternativeAfter being informed of Minor League Baseball’s realignment reducing the size of the Single-A California League to eight teams, Mayor Rich Kerr said he would start making phone calls immediately. His intent: Filling Stater Bros. Stadium’s calendar as early as the beginning of November, following the city’s planned rodeo.  Read more here.  As for the High Desert Mavericks, the team is headed to the Single-A Carolina League and Kinston (NC).  Read more and watch news report here.

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Blaze, Mavs Heading to Carolina League

Bakersfield Blaze LogoHigh Desert Mavericks 2 AlternativeMinor League Baseball will reportedly announce today that the Bakersfield Blaze and High Desert Mavericks will be contracted from the Single-A California League at the end of the 2016 season.  In the worst-kept industry secret, the two franchises will head east for the Single-A Carolina League.  The Cal League will become an eight-team, one-division circuit.  Read more here.  Read background story here.

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Mavericks Unveil New Unis

High Desert Mavericks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The High Desert Mavericks, Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, unveil BRAND NEW uniforms for the upcoming 2016 season at Heritage Field. The jerseys feature two variations and four colors: White and Blue (Home), Red and Black (Road). Continue reading

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Adelanto Moves to Evict Mavericks

High Desert Mavericks LogoThe city of Adelanto (CA) said in a press release Friday afternoon that it is moving forward to evict the High Desert Mavericks (Single-A, California League) from the stadium in which they have played for 25 years.  Read more here.  View a letter from the city to residence here.

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City Terminates Mavs Stadium Agreement

High Desert Mavericks 2 AlternativeThe Adelanto (CA) City Council unanimously agreed Wednesday night to terminate its stadium agreement with High Desert Mavericks (Single-A, California League) ownership, saying the contract violated the state Constitution when it was signed in 2012.  Read more here.

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Mavericks Announce Changes to Executive Management

High Desert Mavericks LogoPRESS 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

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Main Street Baseball Officially Takes Reins of Billings Mustangs

Billings Mustangs LogoPRESS 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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Mavericks Ink Field Naming Rights Partner

High Desert Mavericks LogoThe playing surface at Stater Bros. Stadium, home of the Single-A High Desert Mavericks (California League), will be known as Heritage Field, after Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group purchased the naming rights.  For all Mavericks home games and team-sponsored events, the facility will be known as Heritage Field at Stater Bros. Stadium.  Read more here.

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Mavericks Name New General Manager

High Desert Mavericks LogoPRESS RELEASE – Having just completed the 2013 season, the High Desert Mavericks are embarking in a new direction with a new staff, led by a new General Manager. The Advanced-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners announced on Tuesday it has named Ryan Cook, a native of southern California, as the team’s new General Manager. Continue reading

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Stadium Improvements Highlight Mavs’ Offseason

High Desert Mavericks LogoPRESS RELEASE – In preparation for the 2013 California League season, the High Desert Mavericks have made several major improvements to their home park to provide a new and enhanced experience for fans, players, front office staff and all guests at Mavericks Stadium. Continue reading

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Mavericks Name New GM

High Desert Mavericks LogoPRESS RELEASE – With less than one month to go before Opening Day of the 2013 season, the High Desert Mavericks have a new General Manager. The Advanced-Aaffiliate of the Seattle Mariners announced on Tuesday it has named Cory John as the team’s new General Manager. Continue reading

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Mariners Extend PDCs with Jackson, High Desert, Clinton and Pulaski

PRESS RELEASE – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today the extension of the Player Development Contract with the Jackson Generals, their Double-A affiliate, the High Desert Mavericks, their Single-A Advanced affiliate, the Clinton LumberKings, their Single-A affiliate and Rookie Pulaski. Continue reading

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Mavs Still Stuck in Adelanto

It appears that the High Desert Mavericks will be staying at State Bros. Stadium for the 2013 season, because, quite frankly, there is no place else to go.  California Cal League President Charlie Blaney made the political statement that the team’s ownership was not looking to move the last time he checked, but you can bet that location options continue to be explored.  Read more here.

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Mavericks Unveil Two Alternate Logos, Promo Schedule

PRESS RELEASE – With the 2012 California League season less than a month away, the High Desert Mavericks kicked off baseball season with their first annual Fan Fest event on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Mavericks Stadium. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Stater Bros. Stadium (Adelanto, CA)

MiLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill visits Stater Bros. Stadium, home of the Single-A High Desert (Adelanto, CA) Mavericks.  Read more and view photos here.

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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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Dark Days Ahead for Baseball in Batavia

The future is looking mightly bleak for fans of the Single-A Batavia (NY) Muckdogs.  Three years ago, the Triple-A Rochester (NY) Red Wings stepped in to operate the struggling franchise, but it looks like the rescue mission has run its course.  The Red Wings will apparently not be back.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the article, which also mentions the uncertain future facing the California League’s Bakersfield Blaze and High Desert Mavericks.

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Windsor (CA) a Target for New Ballpark, Affiliated Club

The Windsor (Sonoma County, CA) Town Council will consider on Wednesday a proposal by Pacific Baseball Partners to build a privately financed $10 million ballpark on an 8 to 10 acre site that would be acquired by the local redevelopment agency.  The ballpark would apparently be for an affiliated club, which we assume would be the California League’s Bakersfield Blaze or High Desert Mavericks.  Read more here.

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Brett Sports Still Unable to Unload Mavericks

Brett Sports has been trying to sell the California League’s High Desert (Adelanto, CA) Mavericks since last August when the ownership group purchased the Rancho Cucamonga (CA) Quakes.  Selling the team might not get any easier.  The economy is still in the dumper, the Mavs continue to do poorly at the gate with an average of 1,621 fans per game, and the proposed new stadium in Apple Valley has been put on ice.   Read more here.

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