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Surge to Return in 2016?

Old Orchard Beach SurgeThe North Country Baseball League has folded after one season, but the Old Orchard Beach Surge might be back next summer.  Alex Markakis, the general manager of the Surge, said an announcement is expected in the next few weeks. Read more here.

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Start-Up USPBL Unveils Team Names, Logos

United Shore Professional Baseball LeagueThe names and logos have been unveiled for the three teams that will take up residence at $12-million Jimmy John’s Field being built in Utica (MI) by Rochester-based General Sports and Entertainment.  The United Shore Baseball League’s Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers, Eastside Diamond Hoppers and Utica Unicorns will begin play in 2016.  Read more and view photo here.  Watch unveiling here.

Team logos unveiled, United Shore Professional Baseball League Facebook photo

Team logos unveiled, United Shore Professional Baseball League Facebook photo


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Watertown Bucks, NCBL Cease Operations

North Country Baseball LeagueThe Watertown Bucks will not be returning for a second season at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown (NY) next year.  Owner Bruce Zicari notified city officials on Monday of his decision to cease operations of both the team and the North Country Baseball League after playing their inaugural 2015 season.  Read more hereWatch news report here.


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AA’s Amarillo and Grand Prairie Teams to Operate as One

Amarillo Thunderheads TGrand Prairie Airhogs LogoPRESS RELEASE – American Association commissioner Miles Wolff released the league’s 2016 schedule on Thursday, November 19. Clubs will play 100 regular-season games from May 19 to September 5. Continue reading


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Progress Update: Jimmy John’s Field

United Shore Baseball League LogoJimmy Johns Field Utica MIProgress is being made on Jimmy John’s Field, a minor league ballpark under construction at the northeast corner of Auburn Road and Moscone Drive in Utica (MI) for the start-up United Shore Professional Baseball League.  Read more here.

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All-Star Game Returns to Lancaster, Logo Unveiled

Lancaster Barnstormers LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball today announced that its All-Star Game and the All-Star Gala will return to Lancaster, PA for the first time since 2007. The All-Star Game will be held at Clipper Magazine Stadium on Wednesday, July 13th. All-Star festivities and celebrations will be presented throughout Lancaster County on Tuesday, July 12th and leading up to the game. Continue reading

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It’s the ‘New Britain Bees’

New Britain Bees Primary LogoDuring an unveiling event Thursday morning, it was announced that the new Atlantic League (Indy Pro) franchise in New Britain (CT) will be known as the “New Britain Bees.”  See press release: Continue reading


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