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Baseball Museum Coming to CHS Field

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Lyter Promoted to Salvi Sports Prez, Flenner Hired as RailCats GM

Gary SouthShore RailCats (Independent Professional, American Association) General Manager Brian Lyter has been promoted to President of Salvi Sports Enterprises, while the RailCats have hired Brian Flenner as General Manager.  Read more here.

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American Association Realigns, Announces Wingnuts Will Not Play in 2019

The American Association (Independent Professional) has announced its divisional alignment for the 2019 season. It also announced that the Wichita Wingnuts will not play in 2019 because Lawrence-Dumont Stadium is being demolished to make room for a new ballpark and the relocating New Orleans Baby Cakes (Triple-A, Pacific Coast League). Read more here.

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Goodbye Celebration Planned for Lawrence-Dumont Stadium

Wichita (KS) will bid farewell to Lawrence-Dumont Stadium with one final baseball game on Saturday, October 13.  The last game in the 84-year-old stadium will feature former area baseball players, along with local celebrities and athletes.  It will be followed by a screening of The Sandlot movie, food trucks and music.  The night will wrap up with a fireworks show.  Read more here and here.

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Confirmed: CornBelters to Become Summer Collegiate Franchise

Normal CornBelters (Independent Professional, Frontier League) team president Steve Malliet confirmed this week that the team is  — as expected — leaving the independent professional Frontier League and will be a part of a summer collegiate wood bat league for the 2019 season.  The Northwoods League, Prospect League and Great Lakes League have been mentioned.  Read more here.

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Ranking the Best Independent Professional Baseball Stadiums of 2018

Stadium Journey takes a look at the top independent baseball stadiums in North America.  The results were similar to their first rankings two-years-ago, but there have been a few new facilities that made the 2018 list.  Read more here.

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Cathy Perry Named Miners General Manager

PRESS RELEASE – The Southern Illinois Miners announce that Cathy Perry has been named the team’s new General Manager, replacing John Wilson. “I am excited and honored to be given the opportunity to further contribute to this great organization,” Perry said. “Being a resident of Southern Illinois all my life, I take pride in being a part of this team. I look forward to working with all of our staff to continue providing a great experience for Southern Illinois to enjoy.”

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